Khloe Kardashian defended herself after growing criticism for efforts to remove her unedited photo from the internet.
An unfiltered video of the 36-year-old was mistakenly shared online earlier this week and quickly went viral.
The team of the reality TV star then tried to take out a photo from social media showing her standing by the pool in a leopard print bikini.
Responding to the controversy, Khloe posted a series of videos and a statement for her Instagram with the caption: “Yes, I played live to show you that all this is not photoshopped,” with emojis on the tongue.
The star, in step with Kardashians, compared Instagram filters, good lighting and editing with make-up and nail editing and reviews.
Sharing a video in which she wears only the bottom of her bikini and hides her breasts with her hand, Khloe said it was proof that her body was not photoshopped.
She wrote, “Hey folks, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered.
“But as someone who struggles with a body image all their life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn’t flattering and in poor lighting, or doesn’t photograph your body the way it is after so much effort to get a point – and then share it with the world – you should have every right to ask that it not be shared – no matter who you are. “
She found that throughout her life she always felt pressured and was often labeled as a “fat sister”.
Khloe added: “I’m not perfect, but I promise you that I try to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness.”
She continued: “It is almost unbearable to try to meet the impossible standards set by the public for me.”
She openly admitted that she likes a good filter and “here and there editing”, but she compared it to arranging nails or wearing a pair of heels and said that she would continue to present herself the way she wants to be seen “indecent”.
“My body, my image and the way I have decided to look and what I want to share is my choice. It is not up to anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore,” she said.
Mom-one ended her post by telling anyone who may feel pressured not to feel perfect enough to understand how they feel.
“We are all unique in our own way,” she wrote. “I realized we can’t go on living life trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others have set for us. Just do it and make sure your heart is happy.”
She received the full support of her family and followers.
Kendall Jenner responded to the post by saying, “Yes! You beautiful, strong, HEALTHY queen,” followed by emoticons with a heart.
Kim Kardashian also spoke for her sister and simply commented, “I love you Khloe.”
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