Earlier this year, “unairbrushed” photos of Kim Kardashian wearing a bikini on a Mexican beach caused a stir, with many critics hitting out at the reality star for “heavily editing” other photos of herself.
Now Kim’s reaction to the “unflattering” images has been captured on her family’s docu-series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, with the star seemingly fuming that the paps had taken the photos without her knowledge.
In a new teaser trailer for the show, Kim’s assistant, Stephanie Sheppard, can be seen reluctantly passing her phone to Kim as the images appeared online.
Looking at the photos, Kim gasps: “Oh my god! I don’t get it… I literally don’t look like this.”
The group then share their shock at the fact that they had no idea that the paparazzi were lurking, with the sneakiness leaving Kim feeling uneasy after she was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room last October.
Speaking to the camera, the mum-of-two shared: “I am already having this anxiety attack over security and I am already on high alert… just the scrutiny that we get all the time – I thought we could avoid that.
“I thought I’m going on a private vacation, not posting, I’m doing all the steps to try and be as discreet as possible.
“And then you take pictures and if they’re not perfect people just body shame you and criticise you. And, like, for people to think that’s OK, it’s just so frustrating.”
At the time, it was claimed that Kim had been left “crushed” by the photos, with a source telling RadarOnline: “Kim is crushed that people are being so mean to her about the cellulite on her butt.
“Kim was almost in tears, almost crying about how sadistic people are. Kim feels like she just gets abused over everything lately and it is depressing for her. She isn’t used to being so hated.”
Kim later suggested that the paparazzi images had been altered to make her look bigger, saying during an appearance on The View: “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. I hadn’t worked out in about 12 weeks. I’d had two surgeries on my uterus. We documented that on the show.
“But I was already not feeling like myself and when people were like sharpening them and making them look way worse and then those were going around, I was like ‘Ok, I’m going to get it together’ and I started working out with this bodybuilder girl that I found on social media.”
Kim recently confirmed that she and her husband, Kanye West, are expecting their third baby via surrogate early next year, with doctors previously warning Kim that falling pregnant for a third time could kill her.