After news spread that the Kardashian clan’s team was working to get Khloe’s unedited photo removed from social media, it was only right for the reality TV star to respond and clap back at the trolls who wanted to body-shame her.
Yesterday, Khloe posted to her Instagram a series of posts that included videos and a lengthy explanation explaining her right to want to remove her photo.
In the first video on the post, you see Khloe showing off her body in nothing but bikini bottoms with a caption that read, “Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped.” The next two slides show a video of her showing off her curves and a screengrab of another angle.
Following up after the videos on the posts, were four more slides of Khloe in a more serious tone explaining herself.
She wrote: “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 — no matter who you are.”
She added: “In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear. ‘Khloe is the fat sister.’ ‘Khloe 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.’ Should I go on?”
In the next slide, she goes on to say that she’s not perfect and that she’s trying to “live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness”, adding “it’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standards that the public have all set for me”.
Before ending the statement she admitted that she loves a good filter just as much as anyone and that she will not apologize for her content.
She said “I love a good filter, good lighting and edit here and there, 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.”