Khloé Kardashian has broken her silence days after an unedited photo of her was leaked online without her permission.
The reality TV star’s team have been working in overdrive to get the image down ever since and have spoken on her behalf. But today Kardashian released a statement on Instagram regarding the controversy, which she has called “unbearable”.
“Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered,” she began in a lengthy post.
“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.
“In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear.”
Her statement comes days after her team threatened legal action on any news sites that publish the bikini photo in question.
The colour edited photo was taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant,” Tracy Romulus, the chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement. “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.”