Hugh Hefner’s Son Cooper Eloquently Defended His Father’s Legacy As An Activist For Civil Rights

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When word spread that the iconic founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner had passed away on September 27th the tributes rolled in a manner rarely seen for any individual. It seemed that literally everyone who ever met the man had nothing but kind and inspiring words to say about him.

However, Hefner was obviously not without his detractors considering the business he was in since founding Playboy way back in 1953.

What these people have failed to recognize was all the good that Hugh Hefner did and introduced to this world of ours. For just one example of his generosity, in 2010 Children of the Night presented Hefner with the organization’s first-ever Founder’s Hero of the Heart Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment to their cause. Hefner also had few peers over the years when it came to activism for civil rights.

Cooper Hefner, Hugh’s son, took to Twitter over the weekend to thoughtfully remind those who have been criticizing his father in death exactly what it was his dad stood for over his 91 years on this Earth.

Well said, Cooper. Well said.