By L.C./April 10, 2021 10:31 am EDT
Buzz surrounding Khloe Kardashian's accidental bikini photo is finally starting to die down after the reality star spoke her truth on social media. The drama began when an untouched photo of the Kardashian in a bikini over the Easter weekend surfaced on the internet after reportedly being accidentally shared. Social media went into a frenzy pointing out the differences between the untouched photo and Khloe's typical Instagram pics.
The Kardashians, being the multi-billionaire famous family they are, put their lawyers to work to attempt to completely remove the photo from the internet, which proved to be a difficult task. Despite threatening legal action on some, the photo still made its rounds with Khloe taking to Instagram to defend her body.
"As someone who has struggled with body image her whole life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering in bad lighting or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point — and then shares it to the world — you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared — regardless of who you are," wrote the E! reality star along with a video proving what her real body looks like.
Although fans had different reactions to the Kardashian's statement, the reality star herself is reportedly feeling content with how she handled the internet drama.
Khloe Kardashian feels "strong and happy"
After sharing a long, personal story behind her own body image struggles, Khloe Kardashian is finally feeling "strong and happy."
"My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice," wrote the reality star in an Instagram post. "It's not for anyone to decide what is acceptable or not anymore."
A source later told Page Six that the backlash for the unedited photo has been outweighed by an "outpouring" of love. "There's been an outpouring of support from friends, family and business partners," said the insider. "It's truly been amazing – everyone applauding her for opening up about her struggles that they all know have been weighing on her for many years."
So how does the celeb feel after opening up about her body image? "It was a huge release for her to be able to speak her truth finally and she is feeling strong and happy," the unnamed source claimed. It sounds like Khloe is ready to put this chapter behind her.