Khloe Kardashian called out by Katie Couric for 'nonstop procedures & filters' that promote 'harmful beauty standards'
KATIE Couric has weighed in on Khloe Kardashian's photo scandal, as she slammed the reality star for promoting "harmful beauty standards."
The newscaster was recently featured on the cover of PEOPLE's Beauty Issue with a makeup-free face, as she hoped to bring positivity to the aging process.
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Khloe, 36, took to Instagram early this morning to set the record straight about her unedited photo that has wreaked havoc across the media this week.
A slew of celebrities and fans took to the comments to offer their support for her "inspirational" message, and Katie, 64, was one to leave her own little note regarding the issue.
The Today host wrote: "This was raw and honest but I agree with those who say the non stop procedures and constant filters are promoting unrealistic and harmful beauty standards."
The longtime NBC correspondent's comment came in response to Khloe's clap back post, which showed the controversial star standing in the mirror completely naked save her underwear.
The Good American founder filmed herself from all angles, and even jumped up and down to prove her natural figure to the skeptics.
She also shared a video where she took off a baggy sweatshirt and exposed her fit body, making turns so the camera could see every part of her waistline.
Included in the post was a long message, where she vented her frustration over the leaked unedited image, which took the internet by storm earlier this week.
“Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered.
“The photo that was posted this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole life…
“When someone takes a photo of you that isn’t flattering in bad lighting or doesn’t capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point," she clarified.
“And then shares it to the world – you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are.
“In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgement my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear," she confessed.
Khloe also mentioned the endless comparisons she's faced in regards to her sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
“Khloe’s the fat sister. Khloe’s the ugly sister.
"Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different. The only way she could have lost weight must have been from surgery. Should I go on?"
Although many fans have shared their belief that Khloe's own choice to be apart of reality TV has resulted in the scrutiny, she continued: “Oh but who cares how she feels because she grew up in a life of privilege. She’s also on a reality show so she signed up for all of this.
“I’m of course not asking for sympathy but I am asking to be acknowledged for being human.
“I am not perfect but I promise you that I try everyday to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness.
“It doesn’t mean I have not made mistakes. But I’m not going to lie, It’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standard that the public have all set for me," she complained.
“For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed and made fun of to the smallest detail and I am reminded of them everyday by the world."
Khloe then compared makeup and photo filters, as she explained her desire to promote herself the way she "wants to be seen," further leading to Katie's insight.
“I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some make-up, get my nails done or wear a pair of heels to present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it’s exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically.
“My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore," she concluded.
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