KHLOE Kardashian has made a fortune out of women’s body insecurities while hiding behind filters herself, critics have said.
For somebody who has spent their life promoting flat-tummy teas, appetite suppressant lollipops and selling shapewear and collagen supplements, Khloe’s reaction to the unflattering bikini photo leak was surprising.
Public relations expert Meg Kardasz told NBC News that Khloe’s insistence on trying to erase the photo from the internet sent the message that a natural body is shameful and only contributed to a dangerous cycle.
“She shouldn’t be subjected to those criticisms — nobody should, whether you’re famous or not, nobody should be subjected to those words in that criticism and that pressure,” Kardasz said.
“But at the end of the day, she does need to hold herself accountable for the images that she puts out. She has a control to change the narrative.”
It comes as Khloe gave clues that she was frustrated with fans judging her on her “different faces” and changing body before unedited bikini photo leaked.
Weeks before all of the recent drama, the 36-year-old had been liking tweets made by people defending her from all the judgment.
Fans claimed that no one ever gives Khloe “a break at all” and that being slammed is “just another day of being a Kardashian.”
Khloe hearted these tweets, as well as others that noted how these negative comments could “take a toll on her mental health.”
Since the photo leaked last week, the Kardashians’ crisis management team has desperately attempted to completely remove the leaked snap of Khloe from the internet – even sending out “legal threats” to take down the bikini shot.
It is believed that the photo was taken by Khloe’s grandmother MJ and posted by an assistant due to a “miscommunication”.
The star broke her silence by saying she has suffered “constant ridicule and judgement” about her appearance all her life, Khloe suggested the unfiltered picture going viral had been “too much to bear’.
The photo sent shockwaves around the world after appearing to highlight how much Khloe edits her social media snaps.
Although she looks stunning in the unfiltered pic, it bears very little resemblance to the sort of highly edited snaps Khloe would usually post online.
Read our Khloe Kardashian live blog below for the very latest news and updates…
KYLIE AND STORMI ENJOY MOTHER-DAUGHTER TIME AT TRUE’S PARTY
KYLIE and daughter Stormi soaked up the sun while relaxing at True Thompson’s third birthday bash on Monday.
After chasing a giant bird around the pool with her mom Kris Jenner earlier in the day at the party, the 23-year-old took a little time to relax on the couch with her toddler.
Sharing three photos to her Instagram feed, Kylie looks to be asleep in one while Stormi hangs out on her lap, with the party bounce house and tables in the background behind them.
In another, the Kylie Cosmetics founder kisses her daughtter on the cheek as she gives a big smile.
The third shot has the mother-daughter duo snuggling even closer, with Kylie giving another cheek kiss.
On her Stories, the reality star posted a couple other shots from the massive party Khloe threw for her newly-minted 3-year-old, True.
Stormi sat at a pink-clothed table with a bunch of treats in front of her, including one with her name on it, and multiple cups of sprinkles, that look to be for decorating.
The second snap saw both Kylie and Stormi hanging out by the purple bounce house, with the pair making kissing faces at each other.
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KOURTNEY GETS IN ON TRUE’S BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
KOURTNEY joined the online celebration of Khloe’s daughter True turning three a little later in the day on Monday, after Kim, Kylie, Kris and others posted their tributes.
The 41-year-old kept it simple and shared a video from the big bash Khloe threw for the occasion.
Seemingly wanting to spend more time actually celebrating her niece’s third birthday in person, and not online, Kourt put a short clip in her Instagram Story of all the decorations.
Music blasted in the background as the mom-of-three zoomed in on all of the pastel-colored balloons, which came in various sizes of the regular balloon shape and also in heart shape.
The inflatables littered the floors throughout the house, as well as floated all around for people walking by.
Kourtney added: “Happy bday!”
KANYE ‘REQUESTS JOINT CUSTODY OF KIDS’ WITH KIM
AS Kim is busy celebrating her niece True’s third birthday on Monday, she’s also spending the day continuing to deal with the custody of her own kids with ex Kanye West.
Kanye, 43, just submittted his own documents in response to the divorce petition Kim filed earlier this year.
He’s asking for joint legal and physical custody of the four kids – North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm – they share together, which is what Kim had asked for, as well, according to TMZ.
A source recently shared with HollywoodLife that Kim’s been “frustrated” as Kanye only sees their four kids “on his schedule.”
Like Kim, Kanye is not asking for any spousal support and suggests that they each pay for their own divorce lawyers.
The two signed a prenup agreement when they got married in 2014.
KYLIE AND DAUGHTER STORMI JOIN FOR TRUE’S BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY
KYLIE Jenner brought her daughter Stormi, who just turrned three herself earlier this year, to celebrate Khloe’s daughter True’s third birthday on Monday.
Khloe set up a big blowout party for her daughter to celebrate with her cousins.
The Good American founder shared an inside look on her Instagram, while Kylie posted a bit more on her own page.
The 23-year-old recorded a video as she entered the backyard to find it completely decorated in purple, pink, yellow, and blue balloons.
The outdoor set-up also had streamers, a giant bounce house, and two long tables with chairs – one had flower centerpieces and the other had giant platters of desserts.
“Wow,” Kylie said, as she stepped in with her daughter and told her to come check it out.
KHLOE THROWS DAUGHTER TRUE A MASSIVE 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY
KHLOE gave fans an inside look at the massive party she threw for her daughter True’s third birthday on Monday.
The 36-year-old hasn’t been very active on the platform since opening up about the unedited photo of her that leaked last week, but she made sure to post for her little girl.
After her baby daddy Tristan Thompson shared some sweet photos in celebration of their daughter’s big day, and after other family members posted as well, Khloe uploaded some snaps from the party.
She decked out their house with colorful balloons, filling up every room with the inflatables.
“True’s birthday party,” Khloe said as she showed off the place.
The reality star added, while putting women dressed up as Elsa and Tiana on camera: “Of course, the princesses. Oh my goodness. Thank you, ladies.”
The celebration is only for True and her cousins, but Khloe said she still had to make sure the place was completely decorated, with a bounce house and tons of desserts to boot.
TRISTAN THOMPSON WISHES HIS AND KHLOE’S DAUGHTER A HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY
TRISTAN Thompson celebrated his and Khloe’s daughter True’s third birthday on Monday with an adorable video.
The pro basketball player, 30, posted a clip of the toddler laughing and running up to him, where he then gives her a big kiss.
Before she can giggle and run away again, he tells her: “I love you!”
He wrote alongside the video: “My Princess 👑 Daddy Loves you Baby TuTu❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Khloe, who has been mostly off of Instagram since her unedited photo drama last week, commented: “Baby True, you’re three today!”
In his Instagram Story, Tristan added a couple other snaps of him with True, showing her some love and sending her “happy 3rd bday” wishes.
KARDASHIANS CELEBRATE KHLOE’S DAUGHTER TRUE’S 3RD BIRTHDAY
KHLOE’s daughter True turned three on Monday, and the Kardashian family’s celebrating the big day online.
Though the Good American founder hasn’t added any new posts to her Instagram since her unedited photo drama last week, her mom Kris Jenner posted some sweet photos for True’s birthday.
The momager shared a collection of snaps of her hanging out with her granddaughter True, as well as with the 3-year-old’s parents, Khloe and her on-again boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
She captioned the slideshow: “Happy third birthday to our beautiful, sweet, kind, loving, precious True!!
“You are such an incredible blessing and it brings me so much joy to watch you grow.
“You have the sweetest soul, just like your mommy, and you make us all smile every day!
“I love you so much and can’t wait to celebrate you, our angel girl! 💗 Lovey xo”
Khloe commented underneath: “I love you mommy”
Kim Kardashian also shared some photos of her niece on Instagram, writing with them: “Happy 3rd birthday to my sweet baby True!!!”
KHLOE HINTED FRUSTRATION WITH FANS BEFORE UNEDITED PHOTO DRAMA
KHLOE Kardashian gave clues she was frustrated with being judged over her body and her “changing face” weeks before calling out fans in a lengthy Instagram note on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old reality star liked a bunch of tweets from people defending her against online bullies.
Over the last year, fans have called out Khloe for looking different in every photo and video she posts, wondering if she’s gotten surgies or just editing her content a lot, or both.
Standing up for Khloe, many tweeted about how she has to deal with so much every day and that no on gives her “a break at all.”
Another added how the random surgery accusations are “just another day of being a Kardashian,” and Khloe liked the tweets in agreement.
She also hearted comments on Twitter on how people have “called her names” but then slammed her for losing weight and having a “different face.”
The tweeted continued that this can “take a toll on her mental health.”
Khloe shared her own thoughts about what she’s been going through in a heartfelt note last week to fans after an unedited photo of her was leaked.
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“They’ve really drifted apart in terms of communication over the last few months, even more so recently,” the source continued.
“When they’re talking it’s strictly about the kids or business type of stuff and Kanye will FaceTime when he wants to see the children and Kim is really great about that.
“He’s still seeing the kids they’re just keeping it all private and quiet and it’s not for long periods of time. She’s trying really, really hard when it comes to communicating.”
KIM ‘FRUSTRATED’ WITH KANYE
KIM Kardashian is “frustrated” as Kanye West only sees their four kids “on his schedule” as they battle it out in their $1billion divorce.
The mom of four was recently declared as a billionaire by Forbes.
A source opened up about the current state of Kim, 40, and Kanye’s, 43, relationship and revealed that the two haven’t spoken a lot since she filed for divorce two months ago.
“Kim and Kanye are currently talking, but it’s not that often,” the source told HollywoodLife.
“They have had periods recently where they stopped and started again, but Kim will always take his calls. They’re not that close anymore which is really hard on both of them, especially Kim.”
KOURTNEY’S NEW MAN
TRAVIS Barker hinted at his steamy relationship with Kourtney Kardashian with a raunchy caption.
The Blink-182 star, 45, shared a shirtless snap of himself drumming on top of a Hollywood tour bus and wrote: “All day I dream about sex w/ you.”
Travis – who went Instagram official with Kourtney on Valentine’s Day – tagged the KUWTK star in the suggestive post.
It comes after the musician got Kourtney’s name tattooed above his nipple – despite the couple officially dating for just two months.
Kourtney, 41, showed off her man’s new ink while posing with her manicured hand placed on his chest.
IS KHLOE ENGAGED?
Tristan Thompson, Khloe’s boyfriend, has fueled engagement rumors after he left a comment on a photo of her hand sporting a diamond ring.
Tristan’s comment was in the form of emojis, heart-eye emojis.
The engagement rumors began in February after Khloe sported the same diamond ring during a photo shoot for her clothing line, Good American.
However, a source claimed to Page Six at the time that the famous duo is not engaged and Khloe has “always had the rock.”
BIKINI PIC ‘POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA WITHOUT PERMISSION’
Khloe’s team have called the unedited bikini snap “beautiful,” but explained it should be removed, as it was not authorised for public release.
Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement: “The colour edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant.
“Khloe looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down.”
KHLOE’S FILTERING EFFORTS BRANDED IRRESPONSIBLE
Fans have slammed the Good American founder’s efforts to scrape her unchanged bikini photo from the internet as she typically boasts body positivity and acceptance.
Celebface, an Instagram page set up to expose extreme photo editing, publicly called out Khloe for her filtering efforts, which many deem irresponsible behaviour for someone who has millions of young, impressionable fans.
Celebface also accused Khloe of using the Face tuning app, designed to alter the selfie so it appears with zero blemishes and flawless skin.
As of April 2021, Khloe sits fourth among her sisters as the most followed out of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
She boasts 136million followers, 25million more than her sister Kourtney who ranks bottom of the sisters, but some distance off of front runner Kylie who has a jaw-dropping 224million.
During a recent episode of KUWTK, Khloe opened up about wanting to expand her family and shared that she’s undergoing IVF treatment.
Khloe admitted it’s been a tough experience, as she told her sister Kim, 40, that she has a high chance of miscarrying.
She said: “I have to wait until the mixing process is done before I know how many embryos I have… But I spoke to Dr. A and she was just a little concerned about like, I did a check and blood panels and all this stuff, and she just said that I would be a high-risk carrier for a pregnancy.”
“They said that it’s, like, an 80-percent or something chance that I will miscarry. I almost miscarried with True, at the beginning. But I didn’t know that was, like, a lingering thing.”
KHLOE RECEIVES BACKLASH OVER ‘FAT’ CLIP
Khloe Kardashian has received backlash from fans after defending herself from internet trolls, as many pointed out a moment in 2019 when she called Jordyn Woods a “fat a**” on national TV.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s star shared a nearly nude video to Instagram yesterday where she showed off her natural figure and slammed the public for their constant “criticism.”
Khloe, 36, has now been called a “hypocrite” after a scathing 2019 episode of the E! show where she called her frenemy, Jordyn Woods, “fat.”
The reality star flew to Palm Springs during the season 16 finale as she hoped to recover from the heartbreaking scandal between Jordyn and her baby daddy Tristan Thompson.
During her recovery trip, Khloe and her best friend Malika Haqq called Tristan’s buddy Savas Oguz, who claimed that the athlete didn’t remember hooking up with the young model.
The Good American founder was instantly enraged, as both Tristan and Jordyn had already confirmed that something inappropriate occurred between them that night.
“Liar!” she screamed into the phone, then calling the perpetrators “fat a**holes.”
“They both admitted it to me. Both of them,” she continued. “Those both fat f**king a**holes. Don’t f**king lie to me though about lying though.”
Khloe Kardashian accused of editing her photos in the past
Even before the internet was rocked with an unedited bikini photo of Khloe, the mother of one was causing a bit of chaos with her changing looks, as fans labeled her as “unrecognizable.”
The backlash hit its peaked after Khloe in a recent commercial with her 2-year-old daughter True.
Fans took to the comments section on an Instagram post to say “she looks so different” in the ad.
Khloe would soon hit back, telling fans to “start ignoring people who threaten your joy.”
HAS KHLOE HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?
In the past, Khloe has admitted to lip fillers and she’s openly said she may have got some cosmetic work done, but she’s never confirmed whether or not she had plastic surgery procedures.
However, the internet analyses Khloe’s appearance every time she shares a selfie where she looks undoubtedly unrecognisable in her previous photos.
At times the reality stars chin appears pointier, her waist and face appear skinnier and the tip of her nose could look thinner.
Experts told Insider that the changes to the KUWTK star may be a mixture of surgery, weight loss and photo filters.
“You can achieve some of these effects with appropriate makeup and photo filters, but the amount of decrease in width of the tip suggests to me a rhinoplasty procedure,” plastic surgeon Dr Hootan Zandifar told the outlet.
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Photographs exclusively obtained by The Sun show the stunning abode where the couple hid away during Khloe’s pregnancy with daughter True.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star announced on Instagram last month that her and on/off beau Tristan were officially moving out of the house in Bratenahl, Ohio.
Tristan Thompson officially offloaded the Cleveland lakeside home he shared with Khloe Kardashian – which has sold for $750k below the asking price, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The pro basketball star, who signed with the Boston Celtics after almost nine years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, bought the home for $1.9million in 2015 and it sold this month for $2.5million.
But despite making a $600k profit, he lost out on raking in more than a million after putting the house up for sale for $3.25million back in December last year.
Sitting at the end of an exclusive gated community away from prying eyes, the 6,242 square foot residence offers five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
HOW MANY INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS DOES KHLOE HAVE?
Khloe has more than 136million followers on her Instagram.
Her sisters, Kim, has more than 213million followers while Kendall has 158million followers.
The eldest Kardashian, Kourtney, has 115million followers.
However, Kylie, the youngest, has more than 224million followers on the social media site.
Khloé has reportedly been flooded with offers from health and fitness companies following her unedited photo being leaked
Following Khloé’s photo being leaked sources have claimed that her momager Kris Jenner has been “deluged” with offers from beauty and wellness companies in the wake of her leaked picture scandal.
“Khloe has been deluged with offers from health and fitness brands and companies in the wake of this,” an insider told Page Six.
Since the photo leaked earlier this week, The Kardashians’ crisis management team has desperately attempted to completely remove the leaked snap of Khloe from the internet – even sending out “legal threats” to take down the bikini shot.
It is believed that the photo was taken by Khloe’s grandmother MJ and posted by an assistant due to a “miscommunication”.
A STAGGERING NET WORTH FOR KHLOE
Khloe Kardashian has an estimated net worth of around $40million – largely accumulated from her appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
She now makes cash through her Good American clothing line, launched in 2016 with a body-positive image.
She previously ran a chain of clothing stores called Dash with her sisters Kim and Kourtney for more than a decade.
Khloe has also been involved in various television projects.
WHAT HAS KHLOE SAID ABOUT THE LEAKED PICTURE?
Khloe, 36, issued a stark warning to trolls, telling them she will “be back” after being slated for trying to remove an unedited bikini shot from the web.
The 36-year-old mother of one shared a motivational quote on Instagram which bluntly told her critics she will bounce back from the controversy.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s bold message stated: “Doesn’t matter if I f*** up or fail, I’ll be back tomorrow.”
The full post reads: “I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Yeah, I post motivational quotes but I don’t have everything figured out.
“I wake up and try my best to conquer my battles and try my hardest every single day. It doesn’t matter if I f*** up or fail, I’ll be back tomorrow. Bet on it.”
WHAT IS THE LEAKED PICTURE OF KHLOE?
An unedited picture of Khloe, which shows the reality star fresh-faced while posing in a leopard bikini, was leaked over Easter weekend.
While the KUWTK star still looks amazing in the photo, she doesn’t look as flawless as she normally does in her glossy fashion shoots.
Khloe’s curves seem less dramatic and her skin doesn’t look as impossibly smooth as her usual social media images.
In the photo, the reality star appears to be makeup free while her hair is in a ponytail.
Khloe’s team is said to be “desperate to scrub the unedited bikini pic from the internet” after fans accused the star of editing her photos.