After an unedited and unapproved photo of her appeared on the internet, Khloe Kardashian broke her silence, sharing with fans a moving note that she endured “constant ridicule” and begged people to “just do you. and make sure your heart is happy ”.
Over the weekend, a photo of her in a leopard-print bikini toured social media; The Kardashian team sought to have it removed and reportedly even threatened legal action against many people who duplicated the image.
In a statement to Page Six, KKW Brands CMO Tracy Romulus said: “The color-edited photo was taken of Khloé at a private family reunion and posted on social media without permission by mistake by a assistant. Khloé looks gorgeous, but the copyright owner has the right not to want an image not intended for publication removed. “
As discussion of the photo and rumors surrounding it continued, Kardashian attempted to take control of the situation through a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday night.
In addition to a series of videos and images of her body, Kardashian addressed fans, saying this is what she looked like “unedited and unfiltered.”
“The photo that was posted this week is beautiful,” she continued. “But as someone who’s struggled with body image all of their life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn’t flattering in poor light or doesn’t capture your body as it is afterwards having worked so hard to get to this point – then sharing it with the world – you should have the right to ask that it not be shared – no matter who you are.
The reality TV star said she had suffered “constant ridicule and judgment all my life” and that it was “too much to take”, stressing how hurtful it was to hear comments calling her “The fat sister”.
Kardashian said she was not asking for “sympathy” but rather “to be recognized as human.”
“For over a decade now in photos, every flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed and made fun of in great detail and I remember them every day by the world. And when I take this review to motivate myself to get in the best shape of my life and even help others with the same struggles, I’m told I couldn’t have done it through hard work and I had to pay for everything. ,” she wrote.
Kardashian admitted that while she likes “a good filter, good lighting, and editing here and there,” she pointed out that the way she chooses to “watch and what I want to share is my choice.”
At the end of her note to fans, the Good American founder said she understands people who feel the pressure to be perfect, and that her family and friends tell her that she is beautiful but that she has to. believe it from “inside”.
“I realized that we cannot go on living our lives trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others have offered us,” she concluded. “Just make yourself and make sure your heart is happy.”
Kardashian’s note was well received by some of her siblings: older sister Kim Kardashian commented, “I love you Khloe” while younger sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner wrote “yes! you beautiful, strong, HEALTHY queen ”and“ love you so much ”, respectively.
Kris Jenner called her daughter “the kindest, most loving, caring, most beautiful hearted person I have ever known, and I adore you and I’m so proud of you …. you are a inspiration to all of us … thank you for teaching all of us to be kind and not to judge … you are one of a kind.
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