The Kardashian team are working hard to remove all traces of an ‘unauthorized’ photo of a Khloe Kardashian that emerged on social media over the weekend.
The image in question shows Khloe, 36, standing by a swimming pool wearing a leopard-print thong bikini. The Good American founder looks unfiltered, airbrushed and not as crisp as she looks in her brand’s campaign photos.
Shortly after it was leaked to various online forums, members of Kardashian’s public relations team reported the posts as copyright infringement, due to the photo being posted without permission.
Unauthorized: Kardashian’s PR team reportedly scrambling to get this photo of Khloe Kardashian taken off the internet
In the candid image, which is still on a routine, the mother-of-one appears to be in the middle of the conversation and has her hair pulled back into a ponytail as she holds her phone and gives a subtle smile to the photographer.
The image appears to have been taken at Kris Jenner’s desert compound in La Quinta, Calif., Where the Kardashian / Jenner clan just spent Easter weekend.
While most would be proud to look so good in a bikini, it’s not hard to see that Khloe is very different from her highly glamorous Instagram images.
In the allegedly unedited snap, her waistline looks less defined, curves less dramatic, and skin not as impossibly smooth as it looks in her carefully staged glossy fashion photos.
Kim Kardashian’s best friend and director of marketing for KKW brands, Tracy Romulus, said in a statement to Page Six: ‘The color-edited photo was taken of Khloé at a private family reunion and posted on social networks without permission by mistake by an assistant.
“Khloé looks beautiful, but the copyright owner has the right not to want an image not intended for publication removed.
Image Perfect: The Good American founder looks unfiltered and unairbrushed in the leak – and not as perfect as she appears in campaign photos for her brand (seen here)
Insta: Khloe, 36, is seen here in a recent Instagram photo where she posed for a mirror selfie. The image appears to have been filtered and smoothed
After the photo surfaced on Saturday, it spread across the internet.
Shortly thereafter, numerous reports emerged on Reddit of users being asked to remove the photo and some who received legal threats from the Kardashian team due to the ‘unauthorized photo’. .
A user named “ Calithetroll ” started a discussion explaining that Kardashian’s PR team was trying to remove all images online, explaining “ after reposting the photo, the mods confirm that someone contacted them to alert them to possible legal action over the image. ‘
Some people, including moderators of subreddit, have been reported to have posted “personal and confidential” information.
It is not known how the photo was originally disclosed online. There is speculation on Reddit that it was Kris Jenner’s mother MJ who posted it on her “ finsta, ” a term used for a “ fake Instagram ” created by users to share more sincere snapshots from real life, shared only with their closest family friends.
Controversy: Khloe has long been criticized for her changing face and body, with many accusing the KUWTK star of brazenly photoshopping her Instagram posts to the point that fans sometimes struggle to recognize her.
About the brand: Khloe enjoys flaunting her dramatic curves in sultry pictures posted to her Instagram
However, screenshots from an Instagram conversation show Romulus contacting a poster and claiming that Khloe’s image was ‘stolen and tampered with and came from a fake IG account’.
Despite the Kardashian clan making efforts to remove the photo, much of Reddit’s comments on it were positive.
‘Are you kidding? There is a pic of her that looks really natural and gorgeous with a few flaws and she wants her gone from the internet ?! one person wrote.
“I love this hot tea. A little sad though. Khloe looks so gorgeous in it. another added to the discussion.
Face change: 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 that she had a nose job but she has yet to comment
“Is this the photo they’re talking about or another one?” Because this photo looks good? another user has intervened.
Khloe has come under fire in recent years for her changing face and body, with many accusing the KUWTK star of brazenly photoshopping her Instagram posts to the point where fans sometimes struggle to recognize her.
She has also been accused of going under the knife and not being honest about it with her fans. In 2019, there was speculation that she had a nose job, but she is yet to comment.
However, in February, the E! The star became aware of her stretch marks as she shared a beach photo of her hips covered in fine lines saying ‘I love my stripes’.
“I love my stripes”: in February, the E! The star became aware of her stretch marks as she shared a beach photo of her hips covered in fine lines