Last week saw Khloe Kardashian defending her move to scrub a genuine photo of hers from the world wide web.
She has faced a lot of backlash from her fans for this move. Fans are upset at her not just because she is a public figure. Fans believe Khloe has always fought for body positivity and now by scrubbing a genuine photo, she is becoming part of a problem she usually speaks against. Fans believe this could have been a great opportunity but Khloe missed it.
Everyone has the right to control their image. This is part of the selfie world. Even public figures are allowed to care about their beauty and their feelings with regards to what is available about them on the internet. Copyright holders also have some legal rights with regards to control over art that concerns them including photos. Of course, if you forfeit the rights to a picture, you can still ask a user to take the particular photo down.
Fans are not accusing Khloe of doing anything wrong or for being sad. Fans are unable to understand her reaction since she looked really good in the photograph. The main problem that is causing all the backlash even after a week since the picture was accidentally leaked is Khloe’s hypocrisy.
Khloe’s brand which is Good American has the slogan, “Representing Body Acceptance.” Khloe has made her brand campaign about fighting against body shaming which she claims to have endured. This scandal sheds light on that problem. Does Khloe herself believe in accepting all kinds of bodies? She transformed herself years ago and got a popular revenge body which completely redefined the image she had in public.
Khloe is considered as one of the sexiest women on Earth but she does not seem to have accepted that fact. Khloe seems to have body dysphoria. That is something that was pushed on her mostly by the reaction of the media when she was constantly compared to her siblings. Khloe became popular when ironic body-shaming used to happen.
Hence when Khloe changed her face repeatedly, it was not considered malice. Hence now that she is scrambling to get her natural photograph deleted from social media, she does not seem to have any bad intentions. Fans believe this is a cry for help from Khloe who simply cannot accept herself without all the filters.
But regardless, her actions are problematic. She can avoid this current backlash by no longer being a part of the problem and no longer being a hypocrite. She is part of the problem because she is a gorgeous and popular woman who is very influential and when she uses that many filters, well imagine the effect she has on other women. The Kardashians are very powerful and they often define beauty standards which means they also have a responsibility towards society.
Khloe is a hypocrite because her brand is all about body acceptance and she does not seem to practice it. Khloe is a very hot woman with brilliant qualities. This photo that leaked seems like a lost opportunity for her brand and herself. If Khloe had not gone ballistics into trying to erase and delete this photograph, nobody probably would have even noticed it.