- July 15, 2016
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Community & Friendship
I am so saddened by this entire situation that took place at LA Fitness.
Body Shaming is a terrible thing to do! Taking pictures of a naked lady in a locker room is absolutely disgusting!
The fact that the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Dani Mathers, cannot even muster an apology for the first offense is horrid.
I tend to be a pretty forgiving person and really rather zen but this one really gets me. A woman at LA Fitness had finished her exercise session and decided to take a shower. She expected a certain amount of privacy. This definitely did NOT include someone snapping naked photos of her. Nor did it include that person posting about it on Snapchat.
“If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
This statement was made alongside a picture of the fully naked woman. I refuse to share the fully naked photo and continue this woman’s humiliation. There was another photo of Dani covering her mouth in shock.
To make matters worse (Can you make matters worse?) she never once apologizes for taking the photo, invading this woman’s privacy or body shaming the woman.
I do not find this acceptable as a proper apology. How about starting with:
“I am sorry for being so thoughtless. It was very wrong of me and I am sorry that I took those photos. I am sorry that I posted them and disrespected you and your privacy like that. I should never have behaved the way that I did.”
The woman in the locker room did not get any of that. Instead Dani is skulking off and hiding out having temporarily shut down her Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Police are launching an investigation, Dani’s LA Fitness gym membership has been revoked and we go off to the gym (I am a LA Fitness member) with this horrific behavior etched in our minds.