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The Kar-Jenner clan is going into “overdrive,” trying to have a poolside pic of Khloé Kardashian wiped from the internet, according to Page Six.

The publication insists that they’ve verified that the image is unedited, but an insider says that the pic has “some edits,” however it’s not to the level of editing that Khloé would usually do before posting. FFS.

After being shared to social media by an assistant without permission, the pic went viral and was subsequently deleted. However, thirsty fans were quick to screenshot the pic and have circulated it online, much to Khloé’s dismay.

The Kar-Jenner fam’s lawyers sent a heap of legal threats to folks who reshared the pic, demanding that it be taken down ASAP.

The chief marketing officer for KKW Brands released a statement on the pic via Page Six, which is strange to me, considering that it’s Kim’s makeup brand?

“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,” Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, said in a statement.

“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.”

Another source told Page Six that the photo was taken of Khloé Kardashian while she was midway through a conversation over the weekend and doesn’t reflect how she typically looks (???).

The insider also said it’s “not uncommon for teams to request that accounts delete photos that are re-shared illegally”.

Everything about this is gross to me, from Khloé Kardashian and her family going on a mad campaign to have a photo that shows her authentic self removed (she looks GORGEOUS, btw), to people claiming ownership of the photo and not respecting her wish to have it removed.

Two awful messages are being sent to the world over this:

  1. Our bodies aren’t good enough as they are, so we must hide our true selves from the world unless photos have been heavily edited.
  2. Anyone can claim ownership of a photo of you and they don’t have to respect your wishes to have it removed.

I hate everything about this.

Matty Galea is the Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.