- Khloé Kardashian opened up about her body image struggles, sharing a bare-chested video on Instagram.
- The post comes after an unauthorised photo of her was leaked earlier this week.
- After threatening legal action, copies of the image that resurfaced online were removed.
Khloé Kardashian is breaking her silence after an unauthorised photo of her was leaked on social media earlier this week.
The post saw the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star in a bikini by the pool, but many were quick to point out it was missing the heavy editing and airbrushing we're used to seeing from the famous family. Though it was deleted, copies resurfaced on the internet, but after the Kardashians threatened legal action, they were removed, reports Page Six.
According to InStyle, KKW Brands CMO Tracy Romulus later said in a statement: "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. 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."
Now, the Revenge Body host has taken to Instagram sharing a message with fans. "Yes I did a live to show you all this isn't photoshopped," she captioned a clip of herself bare-chested, in others she proudly showed some skin.
She wrote to fans: "Hey guys, 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 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 not to be shared - no matter 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."
She opened up about some of the nasty comments people have made about her body over the years and admitted she loves a good filter.
"My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice," she added. "It's not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable anymore."