Khloe Kardashian broke silence after her unedited picture got leaked on online forums.
Khloe has been in the news ever since she showed off her drastic transformation.
The reality star has been vocal about the struggles she has faced with her weight and how she had to work hard to reach where she is now.
Following the news about her leaked bikini picture, the reality star has defended her right to edit pictures and explained why she wanted the viral snap taken down.
Khloe Kardashian’s unedited picture leaks online
On April 5th, a picture of Khloe was leaked online, and her PR team confirmed the news as they tried to remove it from online forums. The picture was first released on a Reddit forum.
Following the leak of the picture, the same was shared on other online forums. Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands broke her silence about the picture in a statement to Page Six. “The color edited photo was taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant,”she said.
She continued: “Khloé looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down.”
The picture has now been removed from the Reddit forum. The page says, “Sorry, this post was removed by Reddit’s Legal Operations team. This content was removed in response to a copyright claim by a third party.”
Khloe Kardashian responds to the picture
Khloe took to her Instagram profile to address the unedited picture and explain why she wanted the snap to be taken down.
In a lengthy statement, the reality star opened up about the struggles with her body image, saying that she feels “almost unbearable” pressure to meet the “impossible standards” set by fans.
“In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgment my entire life to be perfect and to meet others’ standards of how I should look has been too much to bear,” Khloe wrote.
“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 – regardless of who you are.”
Twitter reacts to Khloe Kardashian’s picture
After the picture surfaced on Reddit, many people sent messages of love and support to Khloe. One user wrote: “The unedited photo of Khloe Kardashian just proves how dangerous social media can be.”
Another added, “Khloe Kardashian looks amazing in that unedited photo, a lot of you are reaching as if your favorite celebrities don’t post filtered/retouched photos too.”
“Unedited Khloe Kardashian pic is hot,” said another Twitter user.
Another user wrote, “Girl I’m just saying that unfiltered photo is one of your best yet. @khloekardashian like S T U N N I N G. Own it!”
“I saw that unedited pic that your grandma posted. You looked so natural and beautiful- best pic I’ve ever seen of you! If you posted more unedited pics people would love it. The whole photoshop thing is so tired. U don’t need it,” read another comment.