Chrissy Teigen Said Celebrities Have "Distorted" The Way We See "Real Human Bodies" After That Khloé Kardashian Controversy
"I actually ended up talking about it in therapy."
The photo was apparently posted without Khloé's consent, and the Kardashians' legal and PR team immediately embarked on a mission to have it completely scrubbed from the internet.
Chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, Tracy Romulus, told Page Six that the photo had been taken at a "private family gathering" and posted "without permission by mistake by an assistant."
"Khloé looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down," she said.
Days later, Khloé posted a series of photos and videos on Instagram in an attempt to "prove" what her body looks like "without photoshop" alongside a message reflecting on the "impossible standards" set for her by the public.
"You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is," Khloé wrote. "But I will say, if you hear anything enough then you start to believe it. This is an example of how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me."
Of course, the situation caused a commotion online, and on Tuesday, one more person added their voice to the conversation: the Kardashians' longtime friend, Chrissy Teigen.
"I look at Khloé, and I'm like, 'Of course, you're so beautiful. You're so strong,'" Chrissy said. "The change that she's made to her body, she's so proud of, and everybody is so proud of, and you want someone to be like, 'Fuck yeah, this is my body,' in any light."
However, she added that she also believes in the notion that everybody has the right to control the way they wish to be seen by others.
"If she didn't want that photo to be out, she didn't want that photo to be out, and that's fine too," Chrissy said.
"I think there can be two truths," she went on. "And I think the internet often forgets there's two truths in things. They can't possibly believe that someone would not want this photo out, but also be proud of that photo."