Kim Kardashian Fires Back at ‘Dumb’ Photoshop Accusations


Kim Kardashian at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on October 24, 2019.
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Nice try, trolls! Kim Kardashian was called out for appearing to erase her belly button from a recent photo shoot snap — but the reality star swiftly shut down the accusations.

“Come on guys,” the 41-year-old KardashiansStar wrote the following via her Instagram Story on Tuesday April 26th, along with a screenshot from an article about the supposed social-media snafu. “Seriously! This is ridiculous! Claiming that I photoshopped my belly button??”

The makeup mogul continued to attack the criticism in a second slide of Instagram Story. “Belly button insecurities?! Well… why don’t you head on over to skims.com to conceal that saggy belly button of yours with a great pair of high waisted underwear like I did! You’re welcome!!!”

Reality star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to social media shaming, especially when it concerns retouching pictures. Kardashian claimed that she made a mistake editing a photo of herself in 2018 because the car behind it looked distorted.

“I’m seeing online and on news media outlets that I suffered a ‘Photoshop fail.’ So ridiculous!” the California native wrote in a blog post at the time. “I reposted a picture on Instagram that a fan had already posted—I only added a filter to it. The reason the car looks like this is because the fan mirrored it. This is really funny to me! Who would ever Photoshop a car to look this way? LOL.”

Since the early days of Skims, the founder of Skims and her siblings have been subject to a lot of scrutiny because of their ever-changing looks. Keeping up with Kardashians. Last year, a photo Khloé Kardashian posing in a swimsuit was wiped from Instagram, forcing Kim’s team to issue a response.

“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 RomulusKKW Brands’ chief marketing officer, cited this in a statement dated April 2021. “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 controversy over the social media post caused eyebrows. Good American cofounder, 37 years old, addressed the issue and spoke out about his insecurity in the public eye.

“The photo that was posted this week was beautiful,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram caption. “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.”

Khloé continued: “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 will start to believe it. This is how I have been taught to believe, that I am not good enough just for being me. … 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 anymore.”

Kim praised her sister’s courage at the time, to which Khloé replied, “You are my rock and my lifeline.”

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