Libby TorresTue, 6 April 2021, 5:54 pm
- Khloé Kardashian’s team is trying to take down an unauthorized photo of her circulating online.
- The picture appears to be unedited, and a source told Page Six it was taken “mid-conversation.”
- According to Kardashian’s team, the photo was color edited and posted by mistake “by an assistant.”
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Khloé Kardashian’s team is working to remove an unauthorized image of the reality star that’s been circulating online after accidentally being posted by an assistant.
Page Six reported that copies of the picture – which went semi-viral on a popular Reddit thread, on Twitter, and on various Instagram accounts that reposted it – had been taken down following threats of legal action from Kardashian’s representatives.
“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,” KKW brands chief marketing officer Tracy Romulus told Page Six.
“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,” she added.
In the photo, the 36-year-old Kardashian is standing by a pool while wearing a bikini. The picture caused so much interest among fans since – aside from the “color editing” mentioned by Romulus in her statement – it appeared free of any airbrushing or photo-editing techniques that are often used by the Kardashians and other celebrities on social media.
A separate, unnamed source also told Page Six that the picture was taken while Kardashian was mid-conversation at a family event over the weekend.
Representatives for Kardashian didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
In the past, Kardashian has been accused of editing her photos as well as changing her appearance. Fans joked that a “new Khloe just dropped” in November after Kardashian debuted a new look following the People’s Choice Awards.
In September, Twitter users accused Kardashian of editing her face, in what some called “Beyoncé cosplay.”
And last May, after the reality-TV star posted a picture on Instagram, people were quick to accuse her of editing the photos and getting cosmetic surgery.
Kardashian has addressed some of this fan response on the final season of the family’s show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” as well as on social media.
“My soul is at a breaking point in regards to the public thinking they’re allowed to talk about my weight, my face, my personal life,” Kardashian said on “KUWTK.” “Actually, I don’t want to hear this anymore. I’ve always been incredibly open with this show and my life, but I just don’t think I have it in me anymore. It’s not healthy for my spirit.”
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