KHLOE Kardashian has made a fortune out of women’s body insecurities while hiding behind filters herself, critics have said.
For somebody who has spent their life promoting flat-tummy teas, appetite suppressant lollipops and selling shapewear and collagen supplements, Khloe’s reaction to the unflattering bikini photo leak was surprising.
Public relations expert Meg Kardasz told NBC News that Khloe’s insistence on trying to erase the photo from the internet sent the message that a natural body is shameful and only contributed to a dangerous cycle.
“She shouldn’t be subjected to those criticisms — nobody should, whether you’re famous or not, nobody should be subjected to those words in that criticism and that pressure,” Kardasz said.
“But at the end of the day, she does need to hold herself accountable for the images that she puts out. She has a control to change the narrative.”
It comes as Khloe gave clues that she was frustrated with fans judging her on her “different faces” and changing body before unedited bikini photo leaked.
Weeks before all of the recent drama, the 36-year-old had been liking tweets made by people defending her from all the judgment.
Fans claimed that no one ever gives Khloe “a break at all” and that being slammed is “just another day of being a Kardashian.”
Khloe hearted these tweets, as well as others that noted how these negative comments could “take a toll on her mental health.”
Since the photo leaked last week, the Kardashians’ crisis management team has desperately attempted to completely remove the leaked snap of Khloe from the internet – even sending out “legal threats” to take down the bikini shot.
It is believed that the photo was taken by Khloe’s grandmother MJ and posted by an assistant due to a “miscommunication”.
The star broke her silence by saying she has suffered “constant ridicule and judgement” about her appearance all her life, Khloe suggested the unfiltered picture going viral had been “too much to bear’.
The photo sent shockwaves around the world after appearing to highlight how much Khloe edits her social media snaps.
Although she looks stunning in the unfiltered pic, it bears very little resemblance to the sort of highly edited snaps Khloe would usually post online.
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