Piers Morgan Slams Khloe Kardashian After Unedited Picture Surfaced Online
Piers Morgan has shared his thoughts on Khloe Kardashian attempting to have an unfiltered bikini photo of herself removed from the internet and he held nothing back.
The outspoken presenter dubbed Khloe ‘frankly tragic’ in his latest column for the Daily Mail after the Kardashian family tried to get the unposed image of Khloe in a leopard print bikini to disappear from social media.
I didn’t think there was anything left in the world of the Kardashians that could possibly shock me. Not even today’s revelation that Kim Kardashian has followed her sister Kylie Jenner in becoming a Forbes-confirmed billionaire. But I was wrong. The photo of Khloé Kardashian in a leopard print bikini that’s gone viral this week is truly jaw-dropping. Because it’s real.
No filters, no airbrushing, little make-up, hair scraped back in a ponytail – just a picture of how Ms Kardashian actually looks. By comparison to all her heavily enhanced, carefully-staged glamour publicity photos, her waistline is significantly less defined, her curves less dramatic and her skin not so impossibly smooth. It’s Khloé unvarnished, flaws and all. And the photo was utterly horrifying. Not to me, I hasten to add. I thought she looked as refreshingly normal as I’ve ever seen any of the Kardashians. No, it was utterly horrifying to HER….In the last three weeks, Khloé has posted 12 photos of herself in bikinis on her Instagram, mostly to promote her lucrative new swimwear line.
Those images have all been substantially worked on to create a sense of aesthetic perfection. They’re all attracted several million ‘likes’ from fans bowled over by how stunning she looks. Doubtless many will have pondered how they too could ever wish to look that perfect. Of course, the answer is by faking it which is what all the Kardashians have been doing for years. But many of her fans didn’t know that – until now. With one carelessly released genuine photo, the scam’s been blown.
Within minutes of the photo exploding on the internet, the whole Kardashian machine swung into desperate action – with a flotilla of PRs, agents, managers and lawyers ordered to get it removed. A legal representative for her grandmother, Kris Jenner’s mother Mary Jo, issued a menacing statement saying: ‘We are counsel for Mary Jo ‘MJ’ Shannon. Copies of a photograph, captured by our client, which captures her family member Khloé Kardashian in a private location (wearing a leopard print bikini), have been unlawfully posted online, without authorization.’
Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a separate statement: ‘The colour edited photo was taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant. Khloé looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down.’
But why would she want it removed if she looks so beautiful, as her spokesman says? Because it exposes the fakery that surrounds the Kardashian brand. It also exposes the ridiculous hypocrisy behind it.
He concluded that Khloe should have owned the image rather than hiding it away from view to finally give her followers a glimpse at the ‘real’ her and empower other women to know that even Khloe doesn’t look like the airbrushed version of herself all the time.