PLAYBOY MODEL TAKES COVERT PHOTO OF NAKED WOMAN AND THEN BODY SHAMES THE SHIT OUT OF HER ON SNAPCHAT

"If I can't unsee this then you can't either" - that was the caption that 'Playmate of the Year 2015' Dani Mathers put over a Snapchat image of a naked woman taking a shower in the gym in the worst case of body shaming that I can remember. 

The 29 year old from LA received, quite rightly, a shit-storm of abuse after uploading the image to her 'story' and has since removed the photo and apologised on all of her social media channels. Below is the image that she uploaded, only we have photoshopped the victim out of it because quite frankly, it felt wrong even looking at this image, let alone sharing it, without her permission. 

Since taking the photo down, Dani has uploaded numerous videos to her Snapchat (damn 10 second cut off) apologising profusely for what she has done...

"I just wanted to acknowledge a photo that I accidentally posted here on Snapchat earlier today and let you guys now that that was absolutely wrong and not what I meant 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 part of a personal conversation with a girlfriend and because I am new to Snapchat I really didn't realise that I had posted it and that was a huge mistake. I know that I've upset a lot of people out there but please please believe me when I say this is not the type of person I am, I've never done this before, I will never do this again you have my word."

Which, whilst being a nice gesture is, in my opinion, absolutely not even close to good enough. She then, probably realising this too, went on to apologise again on her Facebook page, but has since deleted the post:

"Women make my world go round, I have nothing short of respect for women, I surround myself with women and work hard at empowering our community... and I completely understand how terribly this was and is. Please please know how upset I am with myself for this and take my word that it won't happen again. I love and appreciate every one of you and now that everyone is beautiful in their own way, that's what makes us all so special!
I can't undo this mistake, although I would give anything to, but I as your forgiveness. This has truly made me realise that some of the things that we do or say can seem silly in the moment or in (in this case, what was meant to be) a private conversation, aren't necessary. All I've done here is spread negativity and hatred when that isn't who I am or what I've ever been about."

Which is nice. Well done for saying sorry I suppose. But Jesus CHRIST, what the FUCK???? This is not just illegal, this is downright cruel.

Why would you do this? Ever? Why would you ever ever ever think that it is okay to take a photo of another person, totally naked and vulnerable, without them knowing, with the sole purpose of belittling and bullying them? Who do you think that you are? 

If Dani, you are as you say, the biggest supporter of women, then you and I are going to need to have a little sit down I think because this, THIS, is NOT supporting women. This is the reason that we need supporting in the first place. 

The gym is supposed to be a place where we can go to better ourselves, the gym changing rooms are supposed to be a place that we can feel comfortable. I am always incredibly saddened when I go into the changing rooms and I see girls trying to get a bra on underneath a towel and if it wasn't insanely weird I'd go over to them and tell them not to worry, that we're all girls, we've all got the same bits and so not to feel that they have to hide.

But now? Well now I think I might get changed at home thank you very much. 

There is not a woman alive who has earned the right to shame another woman, full stop. Whether she meant to put this photo on her 'story' or did, as she says, only want it to go to one friend (I call bullshit on that btw), it should not have been taken in the first place. It shouldn't have even been thought.

What kind of a world do we live in when anyone's first thought when looking at another woman is 'urgh'? The first thing that we do is to judge? To assume that we're better than them? To mock them? To humiliate them? How the fuck did this happen?

I don't normally like to do massively angry blog posts and when I am this angry I usually like to let myself calm down a bit before I publish it so as not to sound like a demented person, but I don't see myself calming down about this for a while so it's going up while I'm still seeing red!

I'm honestly, properly heartbroken by this and not just for the fact that she uploaded it to her story. The fact that she thought it is depressing enough. And that she had a 'friend' who she thought would think it to...

I pray to god that the woman in this image never sees it, I hope that she has never heard of Dani Mathers and that that she dropped her phone down the loo last night and hasn't had the access to internet. And if she has seen it then I pray that she is okay and I hope that she knows that us, the normal, decent human beings of the world, are very sorry. I'm also slightly hopeful that she calls the police because I'm pretty sure this is super duper illegal. 

Unfortunately there is nothing more that can be done now, other than to wait for everyone to forget about this, but I would like it if you could, on your way home tonight, just say something really nice to someone that you don't know, for no reason. Because I think all of us women could do with a boost after a battering like this and it's time to start spreading the love again.