Popular reality TV star and one of the popular Kardashian sisters, Khloe Kardashian’s unedited bikini photo has been leaked on the internet.
The photo which was posted on Reddit shows Khloe, 36, posing in a leopard-print bikini by the pool.
However, the mother of one recently shared a photo wearing the same bikini on her Instagram and the difference is clear for all to see.
In the unedited snap, her waistline appears less defined, her curves less dramatic and her skin not as impossibly smooth as it looks in her carefully staged glossy fashion shoots.
In two other photos she shared, she has more defined hip curves and also a more flawless skin compared to the unedited one.
Fans have now accused the reality star of being ‘fake’ and editing her photos and reports say Khloe’s team is “desperate to scrub the unedited bikini pic from the internet”
One critic tweeted: “Why are we still supporting these woman! It’s unfair to all woman and unrealistic. It must be exhausting to have to keep the charade! Girls woman do not look like this naturally and it’s okay that you don’t. Just watch season 1 and see what they all look like.”
Another Twitter user wrote;” Khloe you got to own this photo. This is your body and it’s gorge. Don’t set an example that this body is bad to all your young fans”
Another wrote; “I know you’re probably so used to putting out only a curated version of yourself and as a result have a lot of insecurities, but the other picture posted around the same time is so beautiful and I hope to see more content like THAT, because this isn’t what you look like.”
Soon after it leaked on various forums online, members of the Kardashian PR team reported the posts as copyright infringement, due to the photo being posted without permission.
Copies of the photo have been taken down under “legal threats” from the Kardashians’ team, according to Page Six.
Her team called the photo “beautiful,” but explained they wanted it gone because it was not authorized.
Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement: “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.
“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.”
It’s unclear how the photo originally leaked online. There is some speculation on Reddit that it was Kris Jenner’s mom MJ that posted it on her ‘finsta’ which is the term used for a ‘fake Instagram’ created by users to share more candid snaps with only with their closest friends and family.
However, screenshots of a Instagram conversation show Romulus contacting one poster and claiming the image of Khloe was ‘stolen and doctored and originated from a fake IG account.’