‘This is my therapy’: Khloe Kardashian is BACK at the gym to vent her ‘anger and frustration’ over unfiltered bikini photo that went viral
Khloe Kardashian is back in the gym and ready to work off all her ‘frustration’ amid the storm of controversy surrounding the attempt to kill an ‘unflattering’ and unfiltered bikini photo that went viral this week.
On Thursday, the 36-year-old reality star took to her Instagram Stories to tell her 136 million followers that she was pumping iron in a bid to ‘let out’ her anger over the debacle, which she addressed in a lengthy statement yesterday.
‘Therapy time,’ Khloe said in the video, filmed in a gym. ‘So this is my therapy, and I don’t anyone works out better or stronger than someone that’s frustrated, angry, mad, determined… let it all out in the gym, and that’s what I am about to do.’
‘This is my therapy’: Khloe Kardashian is at the gym to vent her ‘anger and frustration’ over unfiltered bikini photo that went viral, in a video posted to her Instagram Stories on Thursday
The latest post comes after Khloe stripped off yesterday for her fans, to defend her attempt to kill an ‘unflattering’ unfiltered viral bikini photo taken by her 86-year-old grandma, Mary Jo.
However, despite her attempts to explain the situation, the KUWTK personality has been met with criticism from fans and celebrities, including stars like Jameela Jamil and even broadcaster Katie Couric.
Katie, 64, said in an Instagram comment under Khloe’s post: ‘This was raw and honest but I agree with those who say the non stop procedures and constant filters are promoting unrealistic and harmful beauty standards.’
Luxury: It appeared Khloe was filming from inside her home gym at her mansion in LA
Let it go: On Thursday, the 36-year-old reality star took to her Instagram Stories to tell her 136 million followers that she was pumping iron in a bid to ‘let out’ her anger over the bikini debacle
Working out her feelings: Khloe said in the video, ‘this is my therapy, and I don’t anyone works out better or stronger than someone that’s frustrated, angry, mad, determined’
Mother-of-one Khloe had posted videos of herself showcasing her fabulous body on Wednesday, which she said had not been Photoshopped – following the release of the ‘unauthorized’ photo appearing to show her un-airbrushed body.
The reality star also posted a statement about her struggles with her body image, where she described feeling ‘unbearable’ ‘pressure’ to be ‘perfect’ and discussed her lifelong struggle with her body image.
In a slideshow posted to her account, Khloe posed topless in her bathroom mirror as she showed off her body with her hand protecting her modesty.
Picture perfect: The Good American founder appears unfiltered and un-airbrushed in the leaked snap – and not as flawless as she appears in her social media shots
A second video showed Khloe going on Instagram Live, where she removed her sweatshirt and rolled down her trousers to show off her toned frame.
Kim Kardashian appeared briefly in the video, which was commented on by their half-sister Kendall Jenner.
‘PS Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped,’ Khloe captioned the slideshow.
‘Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered…
Showing it off: Khloe posed topless in the bathroom mirror as she showed off her unedited body and declared the clip wasn’t Photoshopped
Ab fab: The mom-of-one left little of her toned body to the imagination as she shared the defiant video
‘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 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.
Speaking out: Khloe described her body image struggles in a lengthy statement posted to her account where she spoke of the pressure to look a certain way
Candid: She wrote: ‘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’
‘For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed 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.
‘You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is, but I will say, if you hear anything enough then you start believe it. This is an example of how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me.
‘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 and what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore.
Take it off: In an Instagram Live Khloe removed her sweatshirt and rolled down her trousers to show off her incredible frame
‘For those else who feel the constant pressure 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 realized that we cannot continue to live life trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others have set for us. Just do you and make sure your heart is happy,’ she concluded.
Khloe’s famous sisters Kim, Kendall and Kylie, as well as mother Kris Jenner took to the comment section to send support, with ‘momager’ Kris writing: ‘Khloé you are the kindest most loving, most supportive, most beautiful heart I have ever known, and I adore you and am so proud of you…. you are an inspiration to all of us and I appreciate and love you each and every single day.
‘Thank you for teaching the rest of us to be kind and to not judge…. you are one of a kind…. what a blessing you are. You are a gift.’
Soaring temperatures: Earlier this month, Khloe showed off her incredibly taut figure in a purple string bikini while relaxing by the pool in Palm Springs
The controversy all started after the original bikini photo emerged on social media over the weekend.
The image in question shows Khloe standing by a pool wearing a skimpy leopard print string bikini and appearing unfiltered an un-airbrushed.
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.
In the candid image, which is still up on one subreddit, the mother-of-one appears to be mid-conversation and has her hair pulled up in a ponytail as she holds her phone and flashes a subtle smile at the photographer.
Support system: Kim Kardashian appeared briefly in the video, which was commented on by their half-sister Kendall Jenner
Looking fab: The star worked her toned abs for the camera as she returned to social media after the photo was posted
The image seems to have been snapped at Kris Jenner’s desert compound in La Quinta, California, where the Kardashian and Jenner clan just spent the Easter weekend.
While most would be proud to look so good in a bikini, it’s not hard to see that Khloe looks very different to her highly glamorized Instagram images.
In the alleged 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.
Bare: Noticeably absent from the poolside shots were the enormous diamond sparkler she has been sporting on her left finger in recent weeks
‘I love my stripes’: In February the E! star got real about her stretch marks as she shared a beach snap of her hips covered in fine lines
Tracy Romulus, Kim Kardashian’s BFF and chief marketing officer for KKW brands, said in a statement to Page Six: ‘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.’
The mistake could well cost the assistant their job, as the Kardashian team have been unable to contain the leak.
Change is good: Back in September, the star told People that she thrives on changing her appearance
Changing faces: Khloe has also been accused of going under the knife in recent years and not being honest about it with her fans. In 2019 there was speculation she had a nose job but she has yet to comment on it
After the photo surfaced on Saturday it spread across the internet before quickly disappearing on many sites.
It wasn’t long before reports emerged from Reddit users who were asked to take the photo down, with some allegedly receiving legal threats from the Kardashian team because of ‘copyright infringement’.
A user named ‘Calithetroll’ started a subreddit to discuss the Kardashian PR team’s attempt to remove all of the posts online. They explained that ‘after reposting the picture, the mods confirm that someone reached out to them warning them about potential legal action due to the picture.’
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