Sunday 23 October 2016

Playboy model faces backlash after posting 'body shaming' image on Snapchat

Tomas Heneghan

Published 14/07/2016 | 19:01

Dani Mathers was the 2015 Playmate of the Year
Dani Mathers was the 2015 Playmate of the Year

A model has been forced to backtrack on a fat-shaming Snapchat photo following backlash from social media users.

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The Playboy model, Dani Mathers first posted a Snapchat image of a woman changing while at a gym.

Along with an image of her covering her mouth, Mathers captioned the image of the woman: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either”.

Social media users reacted angrily to the Snapchat images.

Mathers then deleted the images from her Snapchat story and posted an explanation through a series of posts on Twitter.

She said: “I want to acknowledge my post from snapchat earlier. There is no excuse…I understand fully the magnitude of this post and that I have hurt a lot of people, women.

“Body shaming is not okay, and it nothing to joke about…This was meant to be a part of a private conversation that never should have happened.

“There are no words to describe how deeply sorry I am for hurting and offending you all. Women make my world go around, I respect women, I surround myself with women and I completely understand the magnitude of this post.

“Please please please know how upset I am with myself and take my word that this won’t happen again. I love and appreciate every one of you and know that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

“That’s what makes us all so special…I can’t undo this mistake, but I ask your forgiveness. This mistake has truly made me realize that something that can seem silly in a private conversation [is unnecessary].

“All I’ve done here is spread negativity and hate when that isn’t who I am. I chose to model because I appreciate women and their bodies, so me of all people, should never make light of another woman’s naked body.”

However Mathers’ Twitter account has since disappeared.

Mathers also issued an apology through her Snapchat story.

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