Women Are Getting Back at the Model Who Snapchatted a Naked Stranger at the Gym

July 19th 2016

Taylor Bell

Playboy model Dani Mathers became the subject of controversy after she body shamed a woman at a gym shower, posting a naked image of her on Snapchat without her consent.

Although Mathers was reported to the police for posting the picture, women on social media are fighting back against her body-shaming move by posting semi-nude pictures of themselves to promote body positivity.

It all started on Saturday when Christine Blackmon posted a nude picture of herself with a message calling out Mathers.

"A lot of women are busting their butt and it seems something extra evil to ridicule someone at the gym," Blackmon told ATTN:. "I hear women say all the time that they want to lose weight but they are scared to be mocked. That's not OK. That's not OK."

Blackmon challenged women to post images of their "beautiful bodies" in response to Mathers' body shaming.

"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."

Many women responded by posting pictures of themselves celebrating and embracing their curves.

Blackmon told ATTN: that she isn't immune to self-esteem issues but that posting the picture of herself would be a source of encouragement for others.

"I'm no different from everyone else but I knew I had a tribe of women who would lift me up and rally," Blackmon said. "I knew these women would have my back and that would breathe more positivity."

Blackmon's post has been liked more than 43,000 times and shared more than 5,000 times on Facebook.

Although Mathers apologized after the backlash, she has since been suspended from her job at a radio show and banned from all L.A. Fitness gyms, according to New York Daily News. Her Instagram and Twitter accounts also were deleted.