Khloe Kardashian has said ‘standards’ have been set for her by the public as she defended her attempt to have an unedited picture removed from the internet (Picture: Getty)
Khloe Kardashian has stripped off to defend her attempt to have an unedited bikini photo of herself removed from the internet after it went viral on social media and websites such as Reddit.
The TV star, posing for a topless video, opened up about ‘impossible standards’ that have been set for her as part of one of the most famous families on telly.
Taking to Instagram Live on Wednesday night, Khloe filmed herself taking off her jumper and lowering her baggy trousers to ‘show you all this isn’t photoshopped’.
In a powerful statement the 36-year-old said she has ‘every right’ to try and have the picture taken down as she has ‘struggled with body image my whole life’.
She revealed that she had been ‘conditioned to feel that I am not beautiful enough just being me.’
Her message was supported by sister Kim, who wrote in the comments: ‘I love you Khloe.’
Khloe took to Instagram Live to show fans her body (Picture: Instagram)
Khloe said: ‘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 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 has addressed her attempt to have an unedited photo of herself removed from the internet (Picture: Instagram)
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took off her jumper in the video (Picture: Instagram)
‘”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?
‘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.
‘I am not perfect but I promise you that I try everyday to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness. It doesn’t mean that I have not made mistakes. But I’m not going to lie. It’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standards that the public have all set for me.’
The 36-year-old posted topless in a bathroom mirror (Picture: Instagram)
Khloe said she has been ‘conditioned to feel I am not beautiful enough just being me’ (Picture: Instagram)
‘For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analysed and made fun of to the smallest detail and I am reminded of them everyday by the world. And when I take that criticism to use as motivation to get myself in the best shape of my life and to even help others with the same struggles, I am told I couldn’t have done it through hard work and I must have paid for it all.
‘I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some make-up, get my nails done, or wear a pair of heels to present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it’s exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically.
‘My body, my image, and how I choose to look what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not any more.
For those else who feel the constant pressue of not ever feeling perfect enough, I want you to know I see you and I understand.
‘Everyday I am told by my family and friends who love me that I am beautiful but I know that it needs to be believed from within. We are all unique and perfect in our own way. Whichever way one chooses to be seen.
‘I have realised that we cannot continue to live life trying to fit into the perfect mould of what others have set for us. Just do you and make sure your heart is happy.’
Credit: Original article published here.