The Kardashian team is working hard to remove all traces of an ‘unauthorized’ photo of a Khloe Kardashian that appeared on social media last weekend.
The image in question shows Khloe, 36, standing by a pool and wearing a skimpy leopard print thong bikini. Good American’s founder appears unfiltered, non-airbrushed, and not as spotless as she looks in campaign photos for her brand.
Shortly after it leaked online on various forums, members of the Kardashian PR team reported the posts as copyright infringement because the photo was posted without permission.
Unauthorized: The Kardashian PR Team Reportedly Trying To Get This Photo Of Khloe Kardashian From The Internet
In the candid picture, there is still one subredditthe mother-of-one appears to be in the middle of a conversation, having her hair pulled up in a ponytail while holding her phone and showing a subtle smile to the photographer.
The image appears to have snapped at Kris Jenner’s desert complex in La Quinta, California, where the Kardashian and Jenner clan just spent Easter weekend.
While most would be proud to look this good in a bikini, it’s not hard to see Khloe look very different from her very glamorous Instagram images.
In the alleged raw snap, her waist appears less defined, her curves less dramatic, and her skin not as impossibly smooth as she looks in her carefully staged glossy fashion shoots.
Tracy Romulus, Kim Kardashian’s BFF and chief marketing officer for KKW brands, said in a statement to Page six: ‘The color-edited photo was taken of Khloé at a private family gathering and accidentally posted on social media without permission by an assistant.
“Khloé looks beautiful, but it is within the copyright owner’s right not to want an image that is not intended to be published to be removed.”
Picture perfect: The good American founder appears unfiltered and non-airbrushed in the leaked snap – and not as flawless as she appears in campaign photos for her brand (seen here)
Insta: Khloe, 36, can be seen here in a recent Instagram shot where she posed for a mirror selfie. The image appears to have been filtered and smoothed out
After the photo surfaced on Saturday, it spread across the internet before quickly disappearing on many sites.
It didn’t take long for reports to come out Reddit users who were asked to remove the photo, with some allegedly receiving legal threats from the Kardashian team for “ copyright infringement. ”
A user named ‘Calithetroll’ started a subreddit to discuss the Kardashian PR team’s attempt to delete all posts online. They explained that “after reposting the photo, the mods confirm that someone has contacted them to warn them of possible legal action over the photo.”
Some people, including subreddit moderators attempting to share the Khloe photo, were reported for posting “ personal and confidential ” information.
It’s unclear how the photo originally leaked online. There has been some speculation on Reddit that it was Kris Jenner’s mom MJ who posted it on her ‘finsta’, the term used for a ‘fake Instagram’ created by users to share more candid snaps with only their closest friends and family.
Controversy: Khloe has long been under fire for her changing face and body, with many accusing the KUWTK star of brutally photoshopping her Instagram posts to an extent that fans sometimes struggle to recognize her
About brand: Khloe likes to show off her curves in sultry images posted on her Instagram
However, screenshots from an Instagram conversation reveals that Romulus reached out to a poster claiming that Khloe’s image was ‘stolen and manipulated and came from a fake IG account’.
Despite the Kardashian clan scrambling to remove the photo, much of the Reddit comment about it has been positive.
‘Are you joking? There is a picture of her that looks really natural and beautiful with some flaws and she wants it to disappear from the internet ?! one person wrote.
‘I love this hot tea. Kinda sad. Khloe looks so beautiful. another added to the discussion.
Changing Faces: Khloe has also been accused of going under the knife in recent years and not being honest 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? Because this photo looks good? another user agreed.
Khloe has come under fire in recent years for her changing face and body, with many accusing the KUWTK star of brutally photoshopping her Instagram posts to the extent that fans sometimes struggle to spot her.
She has also been suspect to go under the knife and not be honest about it with her fans. In 2019, there was speculation that she had a nose job, but she has yet to comment.
In February, the E! star got real about her stretch marks when she shared a beach photo of her hips covered in fine lines, declaring ‘I love my stripes’.
‘I love my stripes’: the E in February! star got real about her stretch marks when she shared a beach photo of her hips covered in fine lines