Mom Pens Brilliant Open Letter to Body-Shaming ‘Playboy’ Playmate Dani Mathers

Add Christine Blackmon to the long list of people who are disgusted with 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers.

While recently at an LA Fitness in Los Angeles, Mathers, 29,  secretly snapped a photo of a naked woman in the locker room. She captioned the image on Snapchat: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either,” along with a picture of herself snickering. 

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But Blackmon, a mother of three from Lake Mary, Florida, wasn’t laughing. “That woman was showering at the gym!” the pharmaceutical rep, 42, tells Us Weekly. “The idea of mocking someone for taking care of themselves is shameful.”

Christine Blackmon
Christine Blackmon with her husband, Mark, and children Joanna, Curtis and Sophia. Courtesy Christine Blackmon

Rather than seethe in silence, Blackmon penned an open letter to Mathers, which she shared on her Facebook page, Delicate Flower. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound brunette included a nude photo of herself censored with a black bar. 

“Here’s the deal — you may have been a Playboy model but not all of us work out to be ‘hot,’ some of of us work out simply to honor the bodies we were given,” she wrote on July 16. “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.”

Dani Mathers
Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers at the ‘Muck’ premiere and after-party held at the Playboy Mansion and Smithhouse Tap & Grill February 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

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She signed off: “So, #DaniMathers, I’d like to introduce you to my 5’10, 194lb lumpy, bumpy glory. #UNSeeTHIS #AllBodiesAreBeautiful.”

The post received 39,000 likes, more than 4,550 shares and 1,700 comments, with many commenters sharing photos of their own bodies. 

“I felt like Dani broke that ‘[girl] code’ and I wanted to find a way to rally women together,” Blackmon tells Us. “I just received a message from a woman, and it went on about all the things she hadn’t participated in like going to the beach with her kids because she was embarrassed about how she looked. But today she’s vowing today not to miss out anymore.”

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Mathers was suspended indefinitely from her radio job on the Heidi and Frank show on KLOS 95.5 and banned from all LA Fitness locations. She has deleted her Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook accounts. 

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