Back in April, Kim Kardashian was spotted flaunting her famous derrière while on vacation in Mexico.
The 36-year-old star is used to paparazzi shots but she wasn’t too happy with the bikini photos that emerged from her girly trip.
Wearing a vintage Dior bikini, Kim’s body appeared to show a bit of cellulite. Completely normal, of course, but the media had a field day.
Now, Kim has responded to the “fat-shaming,” claiming that the unflattering photos were Photoshopped to make her look “way worse” than she really did.
Appearing on The View on Tuesday, Kim said that she remains convinced that those photos were edited: “I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were Photoshopping them and sharpening them.”
“I definitely was not in my best shape,” she added. “I hadn’t worked out in about 12 weeks, I’d had two surgeries on my uterus.”
She went on to explain how the photos had kickstarted a new fitness and diet regime, saying: “I was already not feeling like myself. When people were making [the photos] look way worse, I was like ‘OK, I’m going to get it together’ and I started working out with this bodybuilder girl.”
Kim said she has since been working out for an hour and a half each morning as well as switching to a new diet that involves eating healthy carbs and lots of vegetables.
She also spoke about the pressures of fame and how the incident had made her even tougher when it comes to criticism: “I have thick skin and this isn’t for everyone. I can see why people get hurt and are bothered by it. I do break down at times.”
“It’s not okay for people to say these awful things,” she said. “For people to have all this keyboard courage to say the craziest things about you is not okay.”
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