A landmark in amputee acceptance or a sick piece of exploitation? -- I'll let you be the judge.
The New York Daily News reports that Jennifer Krum, a 25-year old arm amputee from Pennsylvania, is to strip off for Playboy.
Krum, who lost her forearm in a car accident at the age of 5, came to Hugh Heffner's attention after being crowned Miss Amputee 2004 by shock-jock Howard Stern.
"I'm doing it mainly because I want to send the message to people who are amputees, or have issues with confidence or don't find themselves attractive or sexy - that you can be attractive or sexy, even if you're an amputee," Krum insists, not altogether convincingly.
If anyone from Playgirl is reading, my agent is standing by the phones.