Khloé Kardashian is responding to that unedited photo of herself in a bikini that went viral a few days ago. The pic was a stark contrast to the filtered, more glammed-up shots we see of her, and because of that it garnered a ton of attention from fans. It turns out the photo had been shared to Instagram accidentally by an assistant, and despite fans loving it, Kardashian and her team wanted it off the internet.
On Wednesday, April 7, Kardashian issued a response, sharing videos and a statement to Instagram. “PS Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped,” she wrote in a caption.
“Hey guys, this is me and my body un-retouched and unfiltered,” she wrote in an accompanying slide. “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 [too] 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 – no matter who you are.”
Kardashian continued, “In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule, and judgment my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s 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.'”
Kardashian’s family and celebrity friends flooded her comments with support. Ariana Grande wrote, “love u & your heart.” Kendall Jenner added, “yes! you beautiful, strong, HEALTHY queen.”
Khloé Kardashian continued in her post, “My body, my image, and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable anymore.”