Unrealistic beauty standards? Kim Kardashian accused of editing her waist in new pics

Unrealistic beauty standards? Kim Kardashian accused of editing her waist in new pics

Another day, another Kardashian Photoshop scandal!

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian/ Instagram (@kimkardashian)

With more than 300-million followers on Instagram, Kim Kardashian is one of the most followed celebrities in the world. 

But with great power (and followers), comes great responsibility, and body-positive activists are calling out the star for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards - again. 

Kim caused a stir on social media when she shared several pictures of herself posing poolside on a bright, sunny day. 


'The Kardashians' star looked gorgeous as always, but eagle-eyed followers noticed something odd about her stomach area. Many believed that the beauty mogul had photoshopped her waist and accidentally removed her belly button in some of the snaps.

"Something is off about the second pic or is it just me?" one user commented,

Another user added: "Ummm yeah they are all photoshopped and she took off her belly button in the second and third ones." 

But some came to the 41-year-old's defence, saying that her SKIMS underwear was covering her belly button. 

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Kim called the claims "so dumb".  She denied photoshopping out her belly button.

"Belly button insecurities?! Well... why don't you head on over to skims.com to conceal that saggy belly button of yours with a great pair of high-waisted underwear like I did! You're welcome," she wrote on her Instagram Story. 

To be fair, this is the same woman who photoshopped her niece into a picture of her daughter at Disneyland. 

It's not the first time Kim and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have been accused of photoshopping their social media images. 

Khloe has been accused of photoshopping several of her social media pictures. 

The Good American founder has previously admitted to retouching her images because of the hate she receives online. 

"I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some makeup, 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,” she said in 2021. 

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Khloe has also been accused of photoshopping her body to look athletic, but she denied the claims and had receipts to prove it. 

Kim's SKIMS brand has also come under fire for photoshopping models to perfection. Tyra Banks recently appeared in a photoshoot for the shapewear line alongside Candice Swanepoel and several other supermodels. 

But social media users noticed that the behind-the-scenes images did not match the final product. Tyra came to Kim's defence, labelling the photoshoot, "empowering".

"So, me curvier, me damn near almost 50 years old in this campaign — I think it is pretty empowering," she said on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.

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