Khloe Kardashian is opening up more about the photo controversy that made headlines earlier this week.
If you didn’t see, a photo of Khloe was posted and the family has made a big effort to take it down as it was shared without her consent.
After uploading a quick one minute video of showing off her body on Instagram Live, she also penned a new essay and explained why she wanted the photo removed from the internet and talked more about her body image.
“This is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered. This photo that was posted this week is beautiful,” Khloe wrote. “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 to not be shared – regardless of who you are.”
Click inside to read more of Khloe’s essay on body images…
Khloe continued, “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’,” she listed the much discussed topics she’s heard throughout her life. “‘The only way she could have lost that weight must have been from surgery’.”
Khloe added that she is striving and promising her fans that “I try everyday to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kidness. It doesn’ tmean that I ahve not made mistakes. But I’m not going to lie. It’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standard that the public have all set for me.”
Watch the video and read the entire essay below: