Khloé Kardashian, who has been blasted countless times for her use of filters on Instagram, has hit back at her critics. Granted, given their persistent social media presence, the Kardashians and Photoshop often go hand in hand. Yet if one member of the clan has been called out more than most for digitally altering her images, it’s been Khloé.
In recent months, Khloé’s been attacked several times for her questionable use of the editing app. At Diana Ross’s 75th birthday party, where she wore a revealing gold gown and curly hair that was frowned upon for cultural appropriation, the reality star appeared to have fourteen fingers, rather than ten. This wasn’t the first time her hands appeared freakish. She had once given herself two thumbs in another Instagram pic.
Needless to say, she’s been endlessly mocked for her faux pas. Yesterday, she was called out for not only editing out a mole on her face but also for seemingly stretching out her eyes. She quickly responded, writing, “Now my eyes are pulled back? Lol oh man...you guys are really reaching. But sure, whatever you want to believe. I’m good with whatever, babe, much love sent your way.”
It should be noted that on any of Khloé’s Instagram pics the comments fawning over her looks usually outweigh the criticism. The reality star also isn’t the only celebrity dragged for her use of filters and Photoshop. In fact, recently, there has been much discussion about how unrealistic body images on social media may have a negative impact on younger generations.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has recently called for health warnings for social media users under 18 after observing a rise in young people seeking “extreme” procedures that resemble the way online filters alter one’s appearance. Ash Mosahebi, the honorary secretary of BAAPs and a leading private and NHS consultant, told the Telegraph that he had had been consulted by teenagers as young as 15 in the last 18 months looking for “extreme” procedures to look like their filtered images.
Mosahebi, who is a professor of plastic surgery at UCL, says that most teens bring in images of celebrities they want to look like, as well as, reproductions of their own filtered images. “It is a concern for me because there is an impressionable group of people, who are the youngsters and common users of this. If they have insecurities already this will throw fuel on those flames to the extent that they will take extreme measures,” he adds.