We lost some of our faith in humanity last week after Playboy model Dani Mathers shared a voyeuristic photo to her Snapchat showing a heavy woman changing at the gym. There have been many amazing responses, but this Facebook post from Christine Blackmon takes the cake. Her photo is great, but the open letter she wrote is even better:
Dear Dani Mathers,
By now, most of my friends have seen that you posted a picture of a naked woman showering at your gym with the caption “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
About a month ago, I was changing to work out, I slipped my scrubs off without taking my shoes off, and as I stood there in shoes, undies, and a headband, I caught my husband taking my picture so I posed playfully due to the obvious absurdity of it all. Later, I saw the picture and begged him to delete it. I hated it, all I saw was lumps and bumps. He simply smiled and softly said “I think it’s beautiful.” So I let him keep it.
Here’s the deal- you may have been a Playboy model, but not all of us work out to be “hot.” Some of us work out simply to honor the bodies we were given. That’s all that woman was trying to do and you violated her. Shame on you. I bet I could get hundreds of women to post their beautiful bodies and regardless of size, shape or color, they will ALL be more beautiful than the ugliness you showed in that post.
So, #DaniMathers, I’d like to introduce you to my 5’10”, 194 lb lumpy, bumpy glory.