Not too long ago, Playboy model Dani Mathers angered the world when she posted an invasive, degrading Snapchat of a woman at the gym with the caption "if I can't unsee this, then you can't either."
One Florida woman in particular felt the need to address Mathers about the tasteless, body-shaming stunt directly. And that's exactly what 42-year-old Christine Blackmon did. According to Today, Blackmon took to Facebook to post a revealing photo of herself attached to a long letter addressed to Dani Mathers.
In a recent interview, Blackmon told Today,
It really upset me because I'm thirty pounds heavier than I normally am, and I'm struggling with my own body image right now because I'm coming back from knee surgery, I'm 42 and I'm trying to train for a marathon.
Blackmon, just like a ton of other people, was disgusted by the 29-year-old model's body-shaming on Snapchat. That's precisely why she found an old photo her husband snapped of her after a workout and decided to share the photo on Facebook for not only Mathers, but the world to see.
The letter reads,
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.
Check out the full post below.
As a result of Blackmon's Facebook post, hundreds of women poured into the comments section to share their own personal battles with body image and self-love.
I'm so proud of them. I sat here (watching their comments pour in), feeling very protective of them and so proud. It was just beautiful. They are beautiful.
Body shamers, you know who you are. It might be important to learn a thing or two from Christine Blackmon and her handling of Playboy model Dani Mathers body-shaming an innocent woman at the gym.
Not only did she make her point abundantly clear, but she also gave other women with body image issues a platform to express themselves and show each other that they're not alone.
Christine, you're a hero!