Why was Khloe Kardashian's unedited bikini pic deleted? Kim Kardashian's team explains the real reason

The image, which was shared on multiple social media sites, has been taken down by the Kardashian's team

                            Why was Khloe Kardashian's unedited bikini pic deleted? Kim Kardashian's team explains the real reason
Khloe Kardashian is yet to comment on the picture being circulated on social media (khloekardashian/ Instagram)

Khloe Kardashian, who is often called out by the Internet for her ever-changing appearance, recently had a picture of hers uploaded online. The image featured a smiling, makeup-free Khloe, standing by the pool in a leopard print bikini while holding her phone.

The image was posted by Mary Jo 'MJ' Shannon, Kris Jenner's mother and Khloe's maternal grandmother. Shortly after being posted, the image began circulating all over the Internet, making its way to various social media platforms such as Reddit, Instagram and Twitter.


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However, Kim Kardashian's team went quick to work to take down the image, and began getting in touch with profiles that were posting and reposting the same. As reported by The Daily Beast, Tracy Romulus, the chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, reportedly messaged an account to take the image down.

"Hi babe can you pls delete that last post on Khloe. The image was stolen and doctored and originated from a fake IG account," the message read.

Allegedly, Instagram informed reposting accounts about the post stating that it was copyright infringement, citing that the image belonged to Kardashian, with an email linking back to the team.

Even on Reddit, where the image was being circulated, the post was taken down — one thread, in particular, had a notice stating — 'Sorry, this post was removed by Reddit's Legal Operations team. This content was removed in response to a copyright claim by a third party.'

Twitter too, has taken down tweets featuring the same. However, there are still a few accounts that have been tweeting about the image. "Khloe is a beautiful woman and exotic looking," tweeted a fan, along with the image in question. 

The Kardashian's team addressed the reason behind their quick action to have the post taken down, as reported by Page Six. "The color edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant," said Tracy Romulus, in a statement.

"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." She added.

'Khloe is beyond gorgeous'

Fans were quick to discuss the way Khloe looked in the photo, a lot of whom called the star 'beautiful' and 'normal'. "The khloe kardashian shit hits me hard because of how beautiful and normal she looks in the photo they're forcing removal of. I can't ever imagine doing what Kris has done to her daughters in terms of the self loathing/dysmorphia they feel towards themselves when they're natural," tweeted a fan. "I wish she could see what we see in her Khloe is so beyond gorgeous," added another.


A few understood her situation and sympathized with it. "The way people talking shit to Khloe on social media, I can see why she’d want her unfiltered bikini pic removed from it. People love talking about other people's appearances and that shit is weird to me." tweeted a Twitter user. "I feel so sad for Khloe Kardashian that a photo of her looking like a normal (albeit incredibly fit) human woman is causing her such distress." added another.

While others made a quick joke about the same. "No one wants to look less like Khloe Kardashian than Khloe Kardashian," tweeted a user. "Grandma is WICKED after Khloe spend all that money to be version 5 of herself. I would be livid." Added another. "KHLOE IS ALREADY GORGEOUS THIS PISSES ME OFF SO MUCH WHY SHE GOTTA EDIT THIS MUCH? Also she’s probably murdered MJ for this" tweeted a fan.

Khloe herself is yet to put out a statement about the incident.