Khloe Kardashian has faced backlash once again from her face, on her Ipsy Subscription promotion, she shows her face looking different.
This is not the first time that she has faced controversy from the same situation. Back in late May, Khloe posted a photo of herself on Instagram looking unrecognizable. After being tweeted with a side-by-side of herself from an upcoming Keeping up with the Kardashian’s episode, users started observing how heavily she edits her appearance in the media.
The original photo she posted shows her mole by her nose missing, her nose shape and facial structure looking different, and half of her necklace missing.
Many have defended her, with one user commenting, “Honestly, I don’t think it’s photoshopped. I just think the first one has wayyyyy better lighting.”
Another hit back, “While angles do play a role, it is clear that Khloe’s face has been edited [and] reshaped to the point where plenty of people did not recognize it was her.”
Khloe Kardashian is just one of many users on social media platforms that heavily edit their appearance beyond recognition. Many critics believe that this has helped promote unrealistic beauty standards in the media and being false to the public eye. There has been a link on photoshopped images directly affecting mental health.
“Unreasonable or impossible standards of beauty created by photo retouching can result in individual feelings of being flawed, not measuring up, or not being good enough, which may result in low self-esteem, reduced self-confidence, and feelings of sadness and depression,” explains Dr. Rachel O’ Niell, licensed professional clinical counselor.
With the mental health crisis fueling from unrealistic beauty standards in the media, there has even been a law proposed to combat that crisis.
U.K Member of Parliament, Dr Luke Evans, proposed a bill that enforces celebrities to label photoshopped images. Dr Evans said that edited photos on social media were “fuelling a mental health crisis” and was creating a “warped view” of beauty, The Sun reported. Considering the U.S has good relations with the U.K, this bill could be passed in the states, enforcing celebrities in America to label their photoshopped pictures.
Despite the criticism Khloe has faced constantly of her appearance online, she continues to edit herself and also embraces it.
Following the image above, a follower asked, “Why do you look so different in all your photos?” Khloe jokes and fires back, “from my weekly face transplant apparently.”
She knows what the media is saying about her toxic media narratives and continues. Her portrayal online doesn’t match her in real life. This is the false beauty standard she is showing to millions globally through social media platforms.
By Brianna Andrade, Staff Writer
(Photo Source: Ipsy/Getty Images)
(Photo Source: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian)