“The picture that was published this week was beautiful,” the statement said. “But as a person who has struggled with body image all his life when someone takes a photo of you who does not flatter in poor lighting or does not capture your body as it is after working hard to get it to this point – and then share it with the world – you should have the right to ask that it not be shared – no matter who you are. “
Kardashian wrote that “pressure, constant ridicule and judgment all my life to be perfect and to meet others’ standards of how I should look have been too much to bear.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that her team was trying to get the casual shot, which showed Kardashaian in a bikini by the pool, removed with reference to copyright infringement.
On Wednesday, the reality star and entrepreneur who is part of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan spoke in his broadcast statement about being labeled “the fat sister” and “the ugly sister” on social media.
“You never get quite used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive you are, but I would say that if you hear something enough, you start believing it,” she said. “That’s how I’ve been conditioned to feel like I’m not pretty enough just to be me.”
She said she will continue to use filters and image editing “unapologetically”, just as she wears makeup and gets manicures to “introduce me to the world that I want to be seen.”
“My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice,” Kardashian wrote. “It is not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable anymore.”