Khloe Kardashian Strips in Topless Instagram Video After Unfiltered Bikini Photo Leaks
Khloe Kardashian is baring it to send a message.
Earlier this week Khloe and the Kardashian "machine" have been working overtime to erase an un-retouched bikini photo from the Internet. The photo of Khloe in a leopard swimsuit on a family holiday has been at the center of a PR saga over the past few days after it was shared without her permission.
In the midst of the fiasco, the famous Kardashian sister has made a dramatic move of her own by sharing a topless video on Instagram along with a message to her millions of fans and followers. Khloe shared a powerful message addressing the controversy surrounding the unedited bikini photo drama.
Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered. The photo that was posted this week is 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 to not be shared — regardless of who you are.
She also added that she's among the large group of people who feel a "constant pressure" of never feeling "perfect enough."
The photo was allegedly taken by Khloe's grandmother during a family outing on Easter weekend, and multiple online forums were reportedly hit with copyright infringement claims as the Kardashian PR team scrambled to scrub the image from the web.
The color edited photo was reportedly taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant.
Without the normal Kardashian edits, followers pointed out that her waistline appeared less defined, her curves weren't nearly as dramatic, and her skin didn't have that usual impossible flawlessness. Even though the candid shot of Khloe didn't have the benefits of any of her usual filters, edits, or professional lighting, many have commented that they would "love to look half as good as she did" in the photo.
I am loving this hot tea. Kinda sad though. Khloe looks so stunning in it.
Some people were confused, wondering if they found the correct "bad" photo.
Is this the photo they’re talking about or a different one? Because this pic looks good.
Even with the overwhelming support and positivity, Khloe still pointed out how much the negative comments have torn her apart.
In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgment 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?
To those who suggested that the Kardashian's and other celebrities aided in creating the pressure to be perfect by the image they so carefully portray, Khloe said she isn't looking for their sympathy.
Oh but who cares how she feels because she grew up in a life of privilege. She's also on a reality show so she signed up for all of this. I'm of course not asking for sympathy but I am asking to be acknowledged for being human.
While Khloe has admitted to using Botox and fillers to change her facial shape, she maintains to this day that she has not had cosmetic surgery but will not rule it out in the future.
I’m proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I’ve never resorted to surgery,' she said. 'I’m not against it - one day I probably will but it would be on my terms. I won’t be bullied into it by social media or anyone else.
Khloe's message was met with support from family members and nearly 5 million followers who have already supported her message on Instagram.