Khloe Kardashian Posted An ‘Unretouched’ Image From Her ‘Complex’ Butt Shoot For The Haters

Khloe Kardashian posted this side-by-side photo comparison from her recent Complex magazine shoot. The left side is the “before” shot, and the right is the “after” version. In the wake of Khloe’s exposed butt on the magazine’s cover, the internet responded in a predictable matter. This reaction could be seen as disconcerting, as women’s bodies are constantly judged, and models are always retouched for magazines. Men are retouched for magazines, too, but women are the ones who are critiqued for a post-shoot process that is largely out of their control.

A bit of perspective is required, however, for anything regarding the Kardashian family. Their reality shows are scripted, their daily paparazzi walks are executed with finesse, and nothing ever seems real with them. Also contributing to public sentiment is Kim’s Paper magazine shoot, which didn’t even look close to authentic. Kim has also been busted using Photoshop on her selfies, so Khloe is fighting up uphill battle against her family’s reputation.

After Khloe’s Complex shoot hit the internet, the Photoshop accusations flew:

Khloe wasn’t thrilled at the response to the final Complex product. For months already, she has been defending her body as a result of daily workouts.

After the renewed criticism from her booty shoot, Khloe posted the aforementioned side-by-side shot. She admits being Photoshopped but says the body is all her own. Instagram comments were generally supportive.

Some people even thought the pre-Photoshop image looked better.

Khloe thanked everyone for their kind comments. Validation unlocked.

It’s also worth mentioning that Khloe is very secure with her body. This twerking incident happened a week ago at Kylie Jenner’s graduation party.

(via BuzzFeed)