Fat-Shaming Playmate Loses Job And Gym Membership Over Snapchat Post
The fallout was swift
Photo via Snapchat. Photo blurred to protect the victim’s privacy.
Yesterday, GOOD reported on one of the most malicious examples of online harassment imaginable and now the perpetrator is facing harsh repercussions. Dani Mathers, 2015’s Playboy Playmate of the Year, photographed a stranger showering at an LA Fitness and posted it to her Snapchat account saying, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” The photo was merged with a selfie of Mathers covering a devious smile on her face.
Immediately after the posting, Mathers was chastised across the Internet for humiliating a stranger and violating her privacy. After deleting the picture, Mathers posted an apology video on Facebook which was removed shortly after. Now, Mathers has been suspended indefinitely from her job on the popular “Heidi and Frank” radio show on L.A.’s 95.5 KLOS, and LA Fitness has banned the model for life. A spokesperson for the gym told TMZ, “Her behavior is appalling and puts every member’s privacy at risk. We have handled this internally and also notified the police.”
Today, Mathers reached out to fellow Playmates to apologize for her “thoughtless and mean-spirited” actions and the “negativity and hate it has brought forward.” It’s believed that Mathers sent the letter to avoid being stripped of her Playmate of the Year title. There’s no word yet on the identity of the woman that Mathers photographed or if she will press charges.