If you’ve been anywhere near social media over the course of the past several weeks, then you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding a leaked photo of Khloe Kardashian.
The pic – which was taken by Khloe’s maternal grandmother, MJ – shows the 36-year-old hanging out poolside, wearing a bikini.
She appears to be happy, and in good shape, and there’s really nothing remarkable about the image.
Or at least there wouldn’t be, were it not for the fact that it looks so different from the version of Khloe that fans have been seeing over the past few months.
The situation escalated when Khloe and her legal team launched a campaign to have the offending image scrubbed from the internet – a near-impossible feat in 2021, to say nothing of her surprising outrage over this.
Now, Khloe is attempting to explain her over-the-top response, and it seems she’s unintentionally sparked an intense debate over the question of honesty on social media.
Take a look and see if you’re buying what she’s selling.
1. Khloe’s New Face
Khloe Kardashian has found herself at the center of a surprising controversy over the past few weeks, thanks to a leaked photo (below). And the situation has raised difficult questions about celebrities’ responsibilities to their fans and followers.
2. Accidental Truth
The trouble began when this image of Khloe appeared on her Instagram page over Easter weekend. Honestly, she looks great – to us. Khloe apparently doesn’t feel the same way. Reps later explained that the pic was posted by an assistant without Khloe’s knowledge or consent.
3. Nipped, Tucked, and Retouched
As any observer can see, the previous photo is not especially unflattering, but it’s also not the version of Khloe that we’ve been seeing for most of the past year – that would THIS version of Khloe.
4. A Simple Misunderstanding
“The color edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant,” a rep for the Kardashians explained to Page Six.
5. Nothing to See Here …
As for the seeming contradiction of wanting to take down an image of a happy, healthy Khloe? “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,” the hired gun continued.
6. What’s the Problem?
No one’s questioning Khloe’s right to at least a modicum of privacy, but may found themselves wondering why she was so upset about a pretty run-of-the-mill bikini pic going viral.