- Khloé Kardashian’s team worked this week to download an unedited photo of her from the internet.
- Kardashian responded to the reports in a post on Instagram and shared her struggle with the body image.
- She also posted an “unretouched and unfiltered” video showing her body.
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Khloé Kardashian responded Wednesday to reports that her team was trying to remove her unedited photo from the internet.
In a post on Instagram, Kardashian defended efforts to remove the photo and talked about her struggle with the body image.
“As someone who struggles with a body image all their life, when someone takes a photo of you that doesn’t flatter you in low light or doesn’t photograph your body the way it is after so much effort to get it to this 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, “Kardashian said.
“In fact, the pressure, the constant ridicule and judgment of my entire life to be perfect and to meet other people’s standards of how I should look was too much to bear,” she added.
She also shared videos showing her body, saying, “Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered.”
The Six page reported Monday that copies of the photo, which shows Kardashian in a bikini by the pool, were removed from places like Twitter and Reddit after Kardashian’s team threatened to sue.
“A color-edited photo of Khloé was taken during a private family gathering and was mistakenly posted on social media by an assistant without approval,” a Kardashian spokesman told Six. “Khloé looks beautiful, but the copyright owner is right not to want to remove an image that is not intended for publication.”
The photo has sparked fan interest because it doesn’t seem to have been heavily edited or air-processed, something Kardashian has criticized several times in the past.