When Playboy model Dani Mathers snapped a naked woman in her gym's locker room, it prompted outrage from, well, basically everyone—but some people are responding to it on a more personal level, including mom Christine Blackmon. She posted her own censored nude photo to Facebook in response on July 16. Her photo and the open letter to Mathers that accompanied it have since gone viral with over 24,000 likes and 2,800 shares.
The post reads:
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 100s 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", 194lb lumpy, bumpy glory.
Hopefully more people see Blackmon's viral photo than Mathers' abhorrent one.