Khloe Kardashian: “My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice"
The reality star defended her right to choose what to share online.
Khloe Kardashian took to Instagram last night to speak out against the body-shaming she's endured over the last few days.
Trolls came after the Kardashian when an unedited photo of her was accidentally posted online. Her team spent days trying to retrieve it, however this caused fans to share it more widely.
The photo in question shows Khloe standing by a pool wearing a bikini.
As the image gained traction in the press, Khloe spoke about how she has the right to edit her own images.
The reality star posted a video of herself covering her chest and wearing underwear to her 136 million followers.
In a text post, Khloe addressed the image that was circulated:
"This is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered. 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 and 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."
Khloe also addressed the ridicule she's endured throughout her time in the spotlight:
"In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet others' 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.’"
The star then explained that she "never quite got used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is."
She also defended her right to edit her photos, and chose what to post:
"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 or not anymore."