Khloé Kardashian Responds to Unedited Photo Controversy

Claudia Canavan
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Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images
Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images

From Women's Health

  • Khloé Kardashian has responded to the backlash she received due to her PR team allegedly trying to remove a viral unedited photo of herself from the internet

  • The original shot, which was posted to Khloe's Instagram before being hastily deleted, was 'taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant,' according to the chief marketing officer for KKW Brands

  • Several people who re-shared the original photo say that they were asked to take it down by the family's PR camp, on legal grounds

  • Many people said that it was 'sad' that Khloé was trying to remove the photo

  • In a new Instagram post, Khloé has said: 'In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule, and judgement my entire life to be perfect and meet others standards of how I should look has been too much to bear'

Reality superstar Khloé Kardashian has responded to the backlash she received for trying to remove an unedited photo of herself from the internet.

In a fresh post to her IG page, the 36-year-old has given her take on the comments that have been made – which include Piers Morgan writing that the Kardashian 'scam' has been 'blown' by the shot – following an alleged attempt from the Kardashian legal team to 'scrub' the natural-looking photo from the web.

The post, which features a video of Khloé posing in a pair of pants 'to show you all this isn’t photoshopped', contains a statement which digs into how she feels about the incident.

'Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered. The photo that was posted this week was beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering, in bad lighting or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point - and then shares it to the world - you should have every right to ask for it not to be shared - regardless of who you are,' she wrote in the caption.

'In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule, and judgement my entire life to be perfect and meet others standards of how I should look has been too much to bear. "Khloé is the fat sister." "Khloé is the ugly sister." "Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different." "The only way she could have lost that weight must have been from surgery."

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In the next slide, Khloé goes on to state that, given her 'life of privilege' and choosing to be on a reality show, she is 'not asking for sympathy, but I am asking to be acknowledged for being human.'

She goes on to say: 'You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is, but I will say, if you hear anything enough then you start to believe it.

'This is an example of how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me.

'I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some make-up, get my nails done or wear a pair of heels to present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it's exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically.'

She closes by saying: 'My body, my image and how I choose to look what I want to share is my choice. It's not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore.'

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