Stars at the opening of the controversial Playboy club in New York amid criticism

A group of Playboy Bunnies poses for a photo at the club's grand opening on Wednesday night

The stars showed up for the opening of a new Playboy club in New York, even though some critics called the place "deaf" to the concerns of the #MeToo era.

The club, whose original incarnation closed its doors 32 years ago, sparked a torrent of abuses by activists in the run-up to its official launch on Wednesday night.

The images of the event showed bunnies and dazzlingly dressed artists like the pop star Robin Thicke that was congregated in the place.

A group of Playboy Bunnies poses for a photo at the club's grand opening on Wednesday night

A group of Playboy Bunnies poses for a photo at the club's grand opening on Wednesday night

Robin Thicke, whose song & # 39; Blurred Lines & # 39; was criticized for sexism, was present at the opening of the club

Robin Thicke, whose song & # 39; Blurred Lines & # 39; was criticized for sexism, was present at the opening of the club

Robin Thicke, whose song & # 39; Blurred Lines & # 39; was criticized for sexism, was present at the opening of the club

Robin Thicke, whose song & # 39; Blurred Lines & # 39; was criticized for sexism, was present at the opening of the club

Robin Thicke, whose song & # 39; Blurred Lines & # 39; was criticized for sexism, was present at the opening of the club

Clark Wolf, a restaurant and food business consultant, called the opening "ridiculous" and argued that he is "deaf" to what people want, according to The Guardian.

"It's really ridiculous," Wolf said. "People are demanding better conditions and a bunny costume and ears do not seem to live up to what people are wanting.

"At the moment a bitter struggle is being fought for middle-aged white Douchey men to regain power and control and that is happening at all levels of society."

According to the New York Post, $ 2.2 million in membership has already been sold to enthusiastic customers.

Initiation fees, according to reports, are set at $ 250,000, which includes access to Playboy's elegant private jet and 15 nights of club accommodation.

Playboy Playmate of the year Nina Daniele (pictured) and former Playmate Brande Roderick were also present at the launch

Playboy Playmate of the year Nina Daniele (pictured) and former Playmate Brande Roderick were also present at the launch

Playboy Playmate of the year Nina Daniele and the former Playmate Brande Roderick (pictured) were also present at the launch

Playboy Playmate of the year Nina Daniele and the former Playmate Brande Roderick (pictured) were also present at the launch

Playboy Playmate of the year Nina Daniele (left) and former Playmate Brande Roderick (right) were also present at the launch

Tiffany Fallon, Playmate of the Year in 2005, attended the launch of the controversial New York club

Tiffany Fallon, Playmate of the Year in 2005, attended the launch of the controversial New York club

Tiffany Fallon, Playmate of the Year in 2005, attended the launch of the controversial New York club

One source also stated that 45% of the memberships sold so far have been for women.

The clubs are a creation of the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner Cooper, 26, who has ambitious plans to reinvent the brand to attract millennials.

The original clubs were founded by his father in Chicago in 1960, with the edition of the city of New York in 1962.

Playboy claimed that it once had 750,000 members in its 30 clubs, but business and interest ran out in the mid-1970s, and by 1986 all the clubs had closed.

Hefner himself said in 1986 that he believed that the Playboy bunny had become a "symbol of the past."

Kelly Bensimmon, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 2010, and now works as a reality television star was also there for the opening

Kelly Bensimmon, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 2010, and now works as a reality television star was also there for the opening

Kelly Bensimmon, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 2010, and now works as a reality television star was also there for the opening

Kelly Bensimmon, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 2010, and now works as a reality television star was also there for the opening

Kelly Bensimmon, who appeared in Playboy magazine in 2010, and now works as a reality television star was also there for the opening

The club has been opened by the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner Cooper, 26, in an effort to attract millennials.

The club has been opened by the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner Cooper, 26, in an effort to attract millennials.

The club has been opened by the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner Cooper, 26, in an effort to attract millennials.

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