The Kardashians are working very hard to remove a private photo that shows a side of Khloé that only a few people outside of the family have seen.
The photo shows the “Keeping Up With The Kardashian reality TV star’s real face and body, as she appears in a bikini by a pool without the heavy editing and airbrushing that are mainstays of pictures Khloé usually shares on Instagram.
The picture has since circulated the internet, but many of them were taken down under legal threats from the Kardashians, which called the image “beautiful” but said they wanted it gone because it was unauthorized.
“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,” Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement.
“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.”
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Another source said the photo was snapped while Khloé, who fans have called out for her ever-changing face, was mid-conversation over the weekend and features some edits. Though, the edits were not at the normal level for campaigns for her clothing label, Good American, which bills itself as “Representing Body Acceptance.”
The source said it’s not uncommon for teams to request accounts delete photos that are re-shared in an unauthorized way. Like in February, Khloé shared a rare, close-up look at her stretch marks. “I love my stripes,” Khloé wrote.
The star’s famous friends and followers applauded her post, with hairstylist Jen Atkin commenting, “Yes you did!” and “RHONJ” star Melissa Gorga writing, “That’s a woman right there.”