Khloe Kardashian photo update – Star hits back at unedited bikini picture leak with new topless snap and denies surgery

KHLOE Kardashian has insisted her weight loss ISN'T down to surgery.

It comes after the star posed topless to hit back at a leaked unedited bikini picture.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians favourite made the denial as she issued a statement on how she'd been affected by reaction to the make-up free snap.

Alongside a video of her posing topless, with only her arm across her chest to protect her modesty, the mum-of-one conveyed she was tired of suggestions her "lost weight must have been from surgery."

And she quipped in the caption: "Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped 😝".

In the post to fans, which also included her showing off her body in the gym, Khloe said: "Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered.

Earlier the star broke her silence by saying she has suffered "constant ridicule and judgement" about her appearance all her life, Khloe suggested the unfiltered picture going viral had been "too much to bear'.

It comes after Khloe's team insisted the photo is her copyright and must not be shared online, her as they desperately tried to scrub it from the internet.

The photo sent shockwaves around the world after appearing to highlight how much Khloe edits her social media snaps.

Although she looks stunning in the unfiltered pic, it bears very little resemblance to the sort of highly edited snaps Khloe would usually post online.

The image seems to have been taken at mom Kris Jenner's home in La Quinta, California, where the Kardashian clan just spent Easter. 

Tracy Romulus, Kim Kardashian's friend and chief marketing officer for KKW brands, said in a statement to Page Six: "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.

"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."

Read our Khloe Kardashian live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

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    KHLOE 'HATES SEEING PICS OF THE OLD HER'

    Khloe wants the natural, unedited bikini shot "taken down because she fears she'll be haunted by it for the next few years – that every time she posts a bikini picture of herself, everyone will compare it to the 'real her' and call her a fake," says an insider.

    They added: "It's just a bad angle, but Khloe wants to shut the conversation down by getting the photo deleted.

    “Just like for years she's always having to deal with pictures of her from what she calls her 'fat days' – even though, in reality, she was never that big. It's almost like she still thinks she's the 'fat sister' or the 'ugly sister' – and it's definitely her vulnerable point. She hates seeing pictures of the 'old her'."

    Khloe overhauled her health and fitness in 2018
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    BIKINI PIC 'POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA WITHOUT PERMISSION'

    Khloe's team have called the unedited bikini snap "beautiful," but explained it should be removed, as it was not authorised for public release.

    Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement: "The colour edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant.

    “Khloe looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down.”

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    STILL WORRIED ABOUT 'FAT KARDASHIAN SISTER' JIBES

    The Sun exclusively revealed yesterday that Khloe is worried the untouched bikini snap will "haunt" her for years to come.

    Despite receiving an overwhelming number of positive comments about the image, sources say Khloe still sees herself as the “fat sister” and is desperate for it to go away.

    In the wake of the furore, she shared a quote on her Instagram Stories.

    It reads: "A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it."

    Another quote was about 'making the best' of a situation
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    LEGAL THREATS CONTINUE OVER UNEDITED BIKINI PIC

    Khloe Kardashian's crisis management team is said to be "desperate to scrub her unedited bikini pic from the internet".

    Copies of the natural photo have been taken down under "legal threats" from the Kardashians' team, according to Page Six.

    Khloe hit the headlines earlier this week after her grandmother MJ took an unfiltered photo of her posing in a leopard print bikini by the pool.

    The unedited pic was accidentally posted, and ended up going viral – to the reality TV star's fury.

    While the reality star looks amazing, she looks less flawless than she typically does in her glossy fashion shoots – something that appeared to confirm fan suspicions that she Photoshops her snaps.

    This pic has gone viral – and prompted many headlines
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    KHLOE KARDASHIAN UNDER STRAIN OVER UNEDITED PIC

    Khloe Kardashian has posted about being "exhausted" and "craving space" after her unedited bikini photo went viral this week.

    The KUWTK star, 36, shared a series of cryptic quotes as her legal team reportedly battle to have the image removed from the internet.

    Amid the controversy, Khloe shared a quote on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday evening that read: "I crave space. It charges my batteries.

    "It helps me breathe. Being around people can be exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few."

    She posted on Instagram about 'craving space'
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    'I'M HUMAN'

    Kardashian said she was not asking for sympathy but "to be acknowledged for being human".

    She wrote that she tries to "live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness", adding "it's almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standards that the public have all set for me".

    Kardashian, mother to two-year-old daughter True, said she had been conditioned to feel she was unattractive after years of criticism.

    She compared Instagram filters, good lighting and editing to makeup and having her nails done, and said she used them to "present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it's exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically".

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    KHLOE EXPLAINS

    She shared a video of herself wearing only bikini bottoms, hiding her chest with her arm and said it was to prove her body was not photoshopped.

    Kardashian also posted a lengthy explanation of why she edits her pictures and said she would continue to do so.

    She said while the unfiltered picture was "beautiful," she had the right to ask for it to be removed.

    Kardashian wrote: "In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other's standards of how I should look has been too much to bear.

    "'Khloe is the fat sister.' 'Khloe is the ugly sister'. 'Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different' 'The only way she could have lost that weight must have been from surgery.' Should I go on?"

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    KHLOE SPEAKS OUT

    Khloe Kardashian has defended her right to edit pictures of herself after an unfiltered snap was mistakenly shared online.

    The reality TV star's team tried to have the photograph, showing the 36-year-old standing by a pool in a leopard-print bikini, removed from social media.

    It was unedited and featured Kardashian in a more natural light than followers of her Instagram page may be used to.

    However, the attempts to take the picture down resulted in some fans sharing it more widely.

    Kardashian has now responded to the controversy, saying her self-image has been battered by years of cruel comments online.

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    'HARMFUL STANDARDS'

    KATIE Couric called out Khloe Kardashian for her photo controversy as the famed news anchor slammed the reality star for promoting "harmful beauty standards."

    The KUWTK star took to Instagram early this morning to set the record straight about her unedited picture that has wreaked havoc across the media this week.

    A slew of celebrities and fans commented to offer their support for her "inspirational" message, and Katie, 64, was one to leave her own little note regarding the issue.

    The Today host wrote: "This was raw and honest but I agree with those who say the non stop procedures and constant filters are promoting unrealistic and harmful beauty standards."

    The longtime NBC correspondent's comment came in response to Khloe's clap back post, which showed the controversial star standing in the mirror completely naked save her underwear.

    Katie was recently featured on the cover of PEOPLE's Beauty Issue with a makeup-free face, as she hoped to bring positivity to the aging process.

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    SUPPORTING HIS GIRL

    KHLOE Kardashian shared a photo of the stunning flowers she received from baby daddy Tristan Thompson.

    The sweet gesture comes after the 36-year-old's "unedited" bikini picture scandal.

    Khloe took to her Instagram Stories on Thursday to show off the gorgeous bouquet of pink roses.

    She tagged Tristan, 30, at the bottom of the post, while the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also included a heart image next to her man's name.

    The couple share two-year-old daughter True together.

    Tristan's flower delivery comes after the KUWTK star had "unedited" photos leaked of her in a leopard bikini, which showed her usually sculpted body in a less flattering light.

    Khloe has been accused of editing snaps in the past, while others have accused her of going under the knife.

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    FAMILY SLAMMED

    KEEPING Up With The Kardashian fans slammed the famous family for “bullying” Addison Rae about rumors she was “hooking up” with Kourtney Kardashian. 

    The TikTok star was just 19-years-old last Summer when she was interrogated by Kim and Khloe Kardashian as well as momager Kris Jenner over her relationship with 41-year-old Kourtney. 

    Kim, 40, and sister Khloe, 36, admit to the cameras they invited Addison, 20, over "alone" in order to "ask a couple of questions" and "get to know her better.”

    But the friendly conversation quickly turned into an interrogation as mom Kris and Kourtney's ex-husband Scott Disick joined in on the questioning – even flat out asking if they were "hooking up."

    Many fans were unhappy with the way the powerful group welcomed the LA newcomer into their rented Malibu mansion.

    One furious viewer wrote: "What take away should we get from the scene where they’re interrogating Addison? This is straight up bullying, judging, making a poor girl feel uncomfortable on camera!

    "It’s not even funny. It’s embarrassing and says a lot about how unhappy Kim & Khloe are with their lives."

    Another noted: "the fact that addison is like 17 and the kardashians asked her that is disgusting."

    "We just want to ask a couple of questions and get to know her more," she added, before sister Kim chimed in: "We just want to feel her out.”

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    NET WORTH

    Khloe, 36, has been known for her cutting wit and words of wisdom within the family unit.

    Her net worth is £31million ($42.6million).

    The star has been married once to NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, only a month after meeting him at a party.

    However, she filed for divorce in 2013 and, after helping him recover from an accidental drug overdose in a brothel, finalised the split in 2016.

    Since splitting from Lamar, she has dated French Montana and NBA player, Tristan Thompson.

    She has one child called True with Tristan.

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    KEEP UP

    The Kardashian family is set to star in a Keeping Up with the Kardashians reunion.

    Bravo's Andy Cohen will host, and the special will apparently cover all 20 seasons of the long-running reality show.

    In the reunion promo: Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner are seen making a facetime call to, it turns out, Andy Cohen.

    Andy picks up: "Holy Kardashian-Jenner. Wait, am I in trouble?"

    The ladies laughed, and then Andy continued: "Wait, while I have you all here, can I share the big news?

    "OK, here it goes. We're doing a Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion, covering all 20 seasons, hosted by me. Get ready!"

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    BFFS

    After Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae met in the summer of 2020 after meeting through a mutual friend, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick grilled the TikTok star on their close relationship.

    "We all decided to get to the bottom of Kourtney and Addison," Khloé, 36, says in the episode, referring to Kourtney's newfound friendship with the social media star. 

    "So we invited Addison over for lunch, but without Kourtney, because we just want to ask a couple of questions and get to know her more."

    "We just want to feel around a little bit," Kim adds. 

    "Wait so where are you from, like what's your story?" asks Kim, 40.

    "Louisiana," she replies.

    "Have you ever been arrested? What's your blood type? What is your credit score? Do you have siblings?" Kim probes.

    "Oh my god you guys, are you interrogating this poor girl?" Kendall, 25, interjects.

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    2016

    In 2016 Page Six reported DMX stopped breathing and had no pulse after suffering a drug overdose in a Westchester, New York parking lot.

    A medic on hand administered Narcan, an anti-opioid used to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, according to police.

    The rapper became “semiconscious” and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received treatment. 

    X has reportedly battled drug addiction throughout his adult life – and has openly addressed the issues within his songs.

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    BLOWBACK

    Khloe Kardashian was slammed for denying the plastic surgery accusations and blaming her unedited photo scandal on fans' "pressure."

    Khloe, 36, tried to save her image overnight as she shared a series of videos that proved she was as snatched as she showed off on social media.

    “Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered," she wrote on Instagram. 

    “The photo that was posted this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole 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 it to this point.

    “And then shares it to the world – you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are."

    She then got honest about the impact online chatter has had on her: “In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear.”

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    KHLOE WHO?

    Kourtney Kardashian has been snapped flaunting her figure while sister Khloe battles on to remove her "unedited" bikini photo from the internet.

    The 41-year-old looked to be enjoying her time away on vacation with family and friends as she posed in the mirror for the sultry pajama selfie.

    Mom-of-three Kourtney, who shares Mason, 11, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 6, with ex-husband Scott Disick, donned the SKIMS silk pyjama set for the snaps.

    The matching three-piece consists of a bikini-style wrap around top, an oversized night shirt and wide-leg pants, made from brown silk matieral.

    She glammed up her look with gentle waves through her hair and a full face of makeup while advertising her lifestyle brand Poosh.

    In the first photograph, Kourtney fixes a sexy stare at the camera, while the second remains more candid as she walks towards the mirror.

    The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star then went on to detail her "most loved" products from her brand, named after daughter Penelope.

    Kourtney shared the collection of snaps as younger sister Khloe continues to battle to have hers removed from the internet.

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    MORE THAN FRIENDS?

    Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick have revealed they suspect Kourtney is hooking up with TikTok star Addison Rae.

    In Thursday's Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode, the pair quiz the 20-year-old on her relationship with the mom-of-three, 41.

    Kim, 40, and sister Khloe, 36, admit to the cameras they invited Addison over "alone" in order to "ask a couple of questions" and "get to know her better".

    But the friendly conversation quickly turned into an interrogation as mom Kris Jenner and Kourtney's ex-husband Scott joined in on the questioning.

    "We all decided to get to the bottom of Kourtney and Addison," Khloe told the cameras. "So we invited Addison over for lunch but without Kourtney."

    "We just want to ask a couple of questions and get to know her more," she added, before sister Kim chimed in: "We just want to feel her out."

     

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    MORE FROM PR EXPERT ROB COOPER

    "Frustratingly for Khloe, by trying to have the unedited bikini shot removed from the internet she has created something called the 'Streisand effect.' This is when a person tries to remove or suppress images online, but by doing so they create more unwanted attention which then heightens the publicity for the image."

    He then explained that the mom of one's mistake happened when she justified "to herself that heavily editing your images on social media is no different to when images are airbrushed on the covers of magazines."

    "However, it is different, because she's managed to amass 136 million followers on her Instagram. Many of these are fans who follow her life on social media believing they are getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse – when in reality they are being presented with a cleverly crafted image."

    He continued: "Khloe will without doubt lose fans over this, not because they disapprove of the image in the slightest, but because they feel they have been lied to, and it's that they will dislike and will be damaging to her brand

    "It's very hard to justify using heavily edited images when fronting shows such as Revenge Body when it comes to light that the body you claim to have… you actually don't.

    "It's also very difficult to justify having a jean brand like Good American which uses the phrases 'All bodies, All sizes, No compromises' and 'Representing Body Acceptance' when its own ambassador is altering her image, which gives the impression that she doesn’t fully accept her own body."

    Rob added: "This is likely to lose Khloe millions in future endorsement revenue. A celebrity's online subscribers are people who emotionally invested into them as a person, but once they stop becoming emotionally invested subscribers they simply become viewers, who are not as prone to buy into products and therefore the celebrity's selling power plummets.

    "Personally, I would love to see Khloe really own this opportunity. She should have the unedited image blown up onto a billboard for Good American, embrace the moment and apologise to fans for misleading them.

    "Fans are always happy to forgive a mistake, but what they won't do is forgive an ongoing lie."

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    KASH KRISIS

    Khloe Kardashian "could lose millions" as fans "feel they've been lied to" after she confessed to photoshopping her pictures on social media, a public relations expert has claimed.

    The prediction comes after fans slammed the star for "placing the blame" on the public for her own body insecurities.

    In an interview with Mirror, PR expert Rob Cooper revealed that the ball is now in Khloe's court after she lashed out at her fans with a series of "unedited pictures," where she talked about the constant ridicule and judgment she faced growing up.

    However, Khloe has been able to make money out of those insecurities as she created a denim brand, Good American, made specifically for curvier women.

    "The reason Khloe will be panicking about her unedited image going viral online is likely to be more to do with the impact it will have on her brand than any self-confidence issues," the PR expert explained.

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    KEEP UP WITH KATIE

    Katie Couric has weighed in on Khloe Kardashian's photo scandal, as she slammed the reality star for promoting "harmful beauty standards."

    The newscaster was recently featured on the cover of PEOPLE's Beauty Issue with a makeup-free face, as she hoped to bring positivity to the aging process.

    Khloe, 36, took to Instagram early this morning to set the record straight about her unedited photo that has wreaked havoc across the media this week.

    A slew of celebrities and fans took to the comments to offer their support for her "inspirational" message, and Katie, 64, was one to leave her own little note regarding the issue.

    The Today host wrote: "This was raw and honest but I agree with those who say the non stop procedures and constant filters are promoting unrealistic and harmful beauty standards."

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    POLL

     

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    'SHE COPIED'

    Khloe Kardashian has been accused of copying parts of her statement about the unedited photo leak from a fan on Reddit.

    Eagle-eyed users noticed that the KUWTK star's comments look suspiciously similar to what a fan had advised her to post hours earlier.

    The fan is believed to have written up a draft statement of what Khloe should say about the leak, which they shared on a Reddit thread about the reality star.

    They wrote: "Khloe should have then POSTED THE PHOTO TO HER STORY and either typed or recorded herself saying 'Listen, I'm not going to act like I like this photo. I don't. I find it mortifying and it doesn't help my self image.

    "I appreciate the kind words but I think we all know I have struggled with self image for quite a while, you try growing up being Kim Kardashian's sister!

    "While I am working hard to love myself I don't feel like anyone would enjoy an unflattering photo of themselves posted to the world. To be clear, the lighting is god awful, I'm not posing, I don’t have a tan, I’m wearing no makeup, and the angle is all wrong.'"

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    MY THERAPY

    Khloe Kardashian admitted she's "frustrated and angry" as she showed off her abs in a sports bra.

    The 36-year-old shared a clip of herself at the gym following backlash from her unedited bikini photo.

    In the Instagram Story clip, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star showed off her toned stomach as she wore high waisted black leggings and a matching sports bra.

    Khloe exclaimed that it was "therapy time," before telling her followers: "So this is my therapy and I don't think that anyone works out better or stronger than someone that's frustrated, angry, mad, determined."

    While filming her reflection in a large mirror, she concluded: "Let it all out in the gym and that's what I'm about to do."

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    GRANDMA'S LOVE

    Kris Jenner's mother is named as the copyright holder of Khloe Kardashian's bikini picture in a statement shared by lawyers who are removing the snap from Twitter.

    The legal notice reads: "We are counsel for Mary Jo 'MJ' Shannon.

    "Copies of a photograph, captured by our client, which captures her family member Khloe Kardashian in a private location (wearing a leopard print bikini), have been unlawfully posted online, without authorization."

    MJ Shannon is Kris Jenner's mother and a grandmother to Kris's six children.

    Even though she does not appear in many episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MJ is a member of the family that Kris, her children, and their children adore.

    She's loved by audiences for her bluntness, dry humor and kind spirit.

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