Dani Mathers’ social-media indiscretion has cost her a job.
Playboy Playmate Mathers has been fired from Los Angeles radio station KLOS after she posted a “body-shaming” photo of a woman showering on Snapchat.
“We are aware of the issues surrounding Ms. Mathers’ recent Snapchat, and do not condone such actions or messages,” a spokesperson for KLOS parent company Cumulus Media told TheWrap in a statement. “Ms. Mathers served as an independent contractor for KLOS, and all of her scheduled on-air segments and appearances have been cancelled.”
Mathers had appeared regularly on KLOS’ “Heidi & Frank” morning show, in segments such as Put Your Man Where Your Mouth Is and Under the Covers.
The Playboy model came under intense fire on Thursday after she posted a photo of a woman showering at an L.A. Fitness gym with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this you can’t either.” She also shared a picture of herself laughing.
Mathers did not say what about the woman’s appearance she found objectionable, but the photo suggests a woman who may not meet Playboy’s norms for svelteness.
Others failed to see the humor in the post, including L.A. Fitness, which called her behavior “appalling” and notified the police.
Mathers was also blasted on social media, with one person tweeting, “Wow what an ugly personality you have there good luck putting makeup on that.”
Mathers has apologized in a Snapchat video. Saying that because she’s new to the social media app, she accidentally posted the photo to her story instead of sending to a friend. She promised that she would never do it again.
“I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body,” said the Playmate. “I know that body shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about.”