Chelsea Handler and Nick Offerman appear butt-naked on Esquire's April cover

Because women and men interact by holding hands naked

Published March 13, 2015 2:34PM (EDT)


Esquire released a sneak peek of April's issue on Thursday and it features a naked Nick Offerman (whose butt you probably haven't seen before) and Chelsea Handler (whose butt you probably have seen before). The cover mimics a rare vintage photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono that surfaced in 2012.

ICYMI, somehow: The cover comes on the heels of Handler's Instagram war, in which the comedian protested the photo-sharing site's "sexist"nudity policy banning topless photos of women but allowing for men to share their topless photos freely. Topless camelback riding ensued (#Freethenipple).

Let it be known, this isn't Offerman's first brush with public nudity either. The "Parks & Rec" actor did full-frontal nudity in a 2012 episode of "Deadwood."

The April issue will center around how women and men interact and tackle the "increasingly charged relations between [them] in America," according to Esquire editors.

It will be available for purchase and accessible online March 24.

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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