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This Model Publicly Body-Shamed a Girl at the Gym

Former Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers is in serious trouble after posting photos of a naked woman at the gym to her public Snapchat story. Mathers posted not one, but two photos of the woman—naked—captioning them, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

Screenshots of her snaps went viral, forcing 29-year-old Mathers to delete her Twitter and Instagram accounts. That hasn’t stopped people from lobbying for her punishment. The Twitterverse, for example, finds Mathers guilty not only of exploitation of privacy, but also cyber bullying and body shaming.

The public’s wrath hasn’t gone unheard. Mathers was fired from the Heidi and Frank radio show, and has been banned from all LA Fitness clubs. 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.”

Still, Mathers doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on what, exactly, she did wrong. She issued a half-assed apology on Snapchat that clearly wasn’t thought through:

“I just wanted to acknowledge a photo that I accidentally posted on Snapchat earlier today and let you guys know that that was absolutely wrong, and not what I meant to do. I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body and I know that body shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about, that’s not the type of person that I am. That photo was taken to be a personal conversation with a girlfriend, and because I am new to Snapchat, I didn’t realize that I had posted it and that was a huge mistake.”

Honestly, it’s hard to decide what infuriates us the most: the fact that she took the photos in the first place, that her excuse was that it was supposed to be a private gossip sesh or that she doesn’t seem to understand what she did wrong. 

Sydnee is, above all, a pizza enthusiast who occasionally drinks green juice for online documentation (because pics or it didn’t happen). Her lifelong social ambitions include hanging around with Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey at Central Perk at 11:30 on a Wednesday. Lover of the East Coast and the world’s worst cook. Follow her on Instagram @lovesydneemarie.
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