Honestly, I never heard the name before today. I found out she was a Playboy Playmate of the Year in 2015, a very beautiful woman, an avid gym-goer, a former Twitter user, a “new” Snapchatter, a body shamer, a disgusting garbage human. Dani Mathers (who, in my book, is still a nobody), recently thought it would be appropriate to take a photo of a naked, unsuspecting woman in the locker room at the gym, then blast it out on SnapChat; moreover, the caption read “If I can’t unsee this, then you can’t either.”
You know Dani, I wish I could unsee you. You are a deplorable person. You don’t value things like consent or privacy. Yeah, she was in a public gym, but she was in the privacy of a locker room, a place designated for showering, dressing, and undressing – not a damn free-for-all. This poor woman is now dealing with the fact that her naked body is now circulating across the Internet by way of screenshots and articles because you “accidentally” sent it to all of your followers instead of one friend (seriously, who the fuck accidentally does that anyway?). Now she has to deal with the fact that you took advantage of her, you exploited her right to privacy, her right to own her own body. You are no different than someone like Brock Turner, a rapist who even took photographs of a woman without her consent, right after he assaulted her. In fact, if I can recall, he also sent the photos to his “friends.” Congratulations. How does it feel to stand side-by-side with the scummiest man in America?
Oh, and for what it’s worth to the both of you: EVEN IF YOU’RE ONLY SENDING IT TO YOUR FRIEND, YOU’RE STILL EXPLOITING SOMEONE, STILL TAKING OWNERSHIP OF THEIR BODY WITHOUT THEM CONSENTING TO IT…. AND IT’S STILL WRONG.
I know you often pose nude to make your living, and trust when I say that I am 100% cool with you doing your own thing, but that doesn’t give you the liberty to judge, document, and reveal other naked bodies to the entire world, just because they don’t match yours. So what if they happen to be rounder, or saggier, or darker, or shorter, or hairier, or patchier, or older? You have no right to display any naked body other than YOUR OWN BODY without their consent. You should be jailed for that shit, put on some kind of sex offender list. I hope to a higher power that this woman presses charges against you, because what you did – in a world where consent is SO DAMN IMPORTANT, YET ALWAYS IGNORED – is absolutely deplorable.
And by the way…
Your apology is boilerplate at best. Did your agent write that for you? Did Playboy’s PR Team spring into action to provide you with a script? You tell us we have your word that you’ll never do it again, and yeah, I believe you won’t, not because you feel terribly for the woman you violated, but because you were met with such a firestorm, that you know another incident would put the nail in the coffin to your short career. How grotesquely selfish. If you’re looking for my blessing, and the forgiveness of perfectly un-perfect bodied women everywhere, stop now, because there’s not even a snowball’s chance in hell you’re getting one.
PS, to our readers: I refuse to link to articles with the Snap in question, because I want to respect what little privacy this woman has left. If you’re really that keen on finding it, Google it yourself.