“If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
Photo via Snapchat. Photo blurred to protect the victim’s privacy.
There are few things more cruel than shaming someone for their body. But a Playboy model took fat shaming to the most degrading, petty, and downright malicious level imaginable. Dani Mathers, 2015’s Playboy Playmate of the Year, snuck a photo of a stranger showering at the gym and posted it to her Snapchat account saying, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” The photo was accompanied by a shot of Mathers covering her mouth in giddy delight. The post was deleted after Mathers received a deluge of negative responses.
Body shaming is always terrible, but when a “beautiful” model (by mainstream standards anyway) giggles and points her finger at someone who doesn’t align with her narrow aesthetic view it goes far beyond bullying and slides right into sadistic. Plus, the woman in the shower was not only humiliated, but had her privacy violated in the most intrusive, tasteless way possible. Mathers’ Twitter profile has since been deleted, but here are some of the responses she’s received:
Although Mathers claims the photo was an accident because she is “new to Snapchat,” she uploaded a video on Facebook where she apologized for the post. The video has since been removed, but was later reposted on YouTube.