The INSIDER Summary:
- Kim Kardashian recently claimed photos showing her cellulite on a beach in Mexico were Photoshopped.
- She said the photos were edited to make her look “worse” in an interview on The View.
- The reality TV star said the photos prompted her to start working out more.
- Previously, she had tweeted a response to body-shamers calling her body “flawless.”
Just like every other female celebrity, Kim Kardashian’s body is always being scrutinized.
When she was body-shamed for having cellulite in a photo of her wearing a bikini on a beach in Mexico, it seemed like Kardashian used the criticism as an opportunity to take a stand against her haters.
But in a recent interview with “The View,” the reality TV star shared a less body-positive message, claiming that the images were Photoshopped — and even prompted her to start working out more.
— Yahoo Style (@YahooStyle) June 21, 2017
“I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were Photoshopping them and sharpening them, and they’re the worst photos,” she said during her appearance on the TV show. “I definitely was not in my best shape. I hadn’t worked out in about twelve weeks, I’d had two surgeries on my uterus.”
She insisted that the photos were edited to make her look “worse.”
“I was already not feeling like myself and then when people were like sharpening [the photos] and making them look way worse, and then those were going around, I was like ‘Okay, I’m going to get it together,'” she said, adding that the photos made her want to exercise more.
After seeing the photos, she said, “I started working out with this bodybuilder girl that I found actually on social media … and I totally changed my diet.”
Kardashian’s comments on “The View” are very different to her previous response to being body-shamed.
When the photos first surfaced online, and people tweeted negative comments about her cellulite, Kardashian hit back with a tweet that seemed to show she was above the hate.
Oh and as for me you ask? …I’m just sitting here on the beach with my flawless body
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2017
We wish that had been Kardashian’s final comment, or that she had embraced the cellulite in the photos instead of pinning it on the images being Photoshopped.
Photoshopped or not, cellulite is a totally normal part of a woman’s body, and no one should be attacked for having it.
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