Earlier this week an unapproved, unedited photo was posted of Khloe Kardashian (the horror). Immediately, the Kardashian Klan went on a rampage to get the untouched photo permanently erased from the internet forever, as if this photo was somehow gross or unacceptable. Then, a few days later Khloe took to Instagram: “You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is..” “This is an example of how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me.”
While I am in full support of women doing whatever they want to their bodies to make them feel beautiful, I have a big problem with women, like the Kardashians, that promote loving your “natural bodies” while doing everything under the sun to contort themselves into looking anything but natural.
Their victim mentality over the years about how they get dragged for unhealthy beauty standards, that they created, is unnerving. If you take a look at Kim or Khloe’s transformation over the years it’s insane. These women look nothing like their original selves, all the while they celebrate their “natural look.” They post insane transformations and then clutch their pearls, when gasp, people have the audacity to comment.
There is nothing natural about the Kardashians and that’s fine. Why can’t they be more honest and consistent with their story? Yes, they’re curvy and beautiful. But they owe a lot to their plastic surgeon, Facetune, photoshop, and filters for how they look.
Not owning up to this creates a dangerous standard of beauty and perfection for women.
Khloe’s response to a natural photo of herself being put out there is infuriating. She is beautiful, no matter what. And she should have the authority to say what image she projects. But she missed the mark on truly being authentic. This was an opportunity for Khloe to embrace her most natural self, no edits, no photoshop, no Facetune, and she couldn’t. The reactive behavior proves it.
Khloe’s claim of living up to impossible standards is hypocritical because she, along with her sisters, are to blame for creating them.
By removing a natural photo and creating such an uproar, it sends the message that Khloe Kardashian doesn’t, in fact, embrace or love her natural self and that imperfection isn’t acceptable.
What this response perpetuates to her followers and young women is dangerous and unacceptable.
I hope one day that Khloe can learn to love herself and be comfortable, like Chrissy Teigen, in embracing her natural body. With the following that the Kardashians have, they could really do some good and change the standards that they have set to something more realistic and obtainable. Until then, I will not be keeping up with them or their ridiculous standards of what beauty is.
Just love yourself.