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These days, it seems like no one is safe from being body-shamed — and with social media, it’s more possible than ever for nasty comments and criticisms to reach larger audiences.
In July 2016, Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year came under fire for body-shaming an older woman at the gym. 29-year-old Dani Mathers was in the locker room at L.A. Fitness when she noticed a nude woman taking a shower after her workout.
Seeing naked people in the locker room is nothing new, but instead of letting the woman have her privacy, Mathers took it upon herself to snap a photo the woman and share it with all of her followers on Snapchat.
Mathers also captioned the photo: “If I can’t see unsee this then you can’t either.”
Instantly, Mathers’ Snapchat post fueled worldwide outrage due to the sheer cruelty of ridiculing someone else’s body. In this case, an innocent elderly woman working to keep her body healthy was the victim.
LAPD began looking to identify the woman in Mathers’ photo, and without knowing who she was, no charges could be made against Dani Mathers.
But recently, authorities were able to track the victim down…