Khloé Kardashian went topless on Instagram and spoke about body image in the wake of an unedited bikini photo that her family said was accidentally posted without permission.
“Hey guys, this is me and my untouched, unfiltered body,” Kardashian posted along with a video of her wearing nothing but a bikini bottom as she jumped up and held her breasts.
“The photo that was published this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image their entire 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 to this point – and then share it with the world; you should have every right to ask that it not be shared, regardless of who you are. “
The Kardashian team threatened legal action to remove a Sunday photo of Khloé in a bathing suit without the heavy editing and airbrushing that often characterize images of her.
A KKW spokeswoman said the unauthorized photo was taken during a private family gathering and was not intended to be shared.
In a series of emotional paragraphs, the 36-year-old “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star broke her silence about her unfiltered mini-fiasco Wednesday night.
“For those who feel the constant pressure of not feeling perfect enough, I want them to know that I see and understand them,” Kardashian told her 136 million followers.
“Every day my family and friends who love me tell me that I am beautiful, but I know that you have to believe it from the inside. Just do it yourself and make sure your heart is happy. “
The reality TV star has promoted body positivity before. In February, she posted a close-up of her stretch marks as she modeled a swimsuit from her fashion line.