Kim Kardashian Loses Instagram Followers Over Non-Airbrushed Bikini Snaps

But is the backlash fair?

Kim Kardashian has faced a serious backlash over those non-airbrushed bikini photos.

The 36-year-old is said to have lost 100,000 Instagram followers since the swimwear snaps emerged earlier this week, with cruel trolls calling her ‘fake’ and a ‘liar’.

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Kim was photographed while in Mexico, where she was celebrating her sister Kourtney’s 38th birthday with a group of gal pals. The ladies all look relaxed, healthy and gorgeous, so Kim must have found what happened next very upsetting.

The criticism began shortly after the images were first published, with some being particularly cruel about the shape of her  body. *Sigh*.

Luckily, the mum-of-two wasn’t taking the criticism to heart, hitting out on Twitter with one super-sassy statement.

She wrote: ‘Oh and as for me you ask? …I’m just sitting here on the beach with my flawless body [sic].’ YAAASSSS, Kimmy.

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But now the attention has switched to the difference between these pictures and her Instagram posts.


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On one of her own bikini uploads, comments include: ‘FAKE! photoshop! No one Trusts you @kimkardashian,’ and: ‘Fake fake fake [sic].’

But personally, we think it’s great to see Kim get real and prove that not everything on social media is as perfect as it seems. Because we’re all guilty of trying to give that impression, right?

And happily, others agree with us. One wrote on Instagram: ‘Thank you @Kim Kardashian for showing us your real body without photo shop [sic].’

Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid stuck up for Kim Kardashian on Good Morning Britain

Another Tweeted: ‘Love to see @KimKardashian in a bikini without photoshop. How great it is that young women also get to see curvy girls with natural flaws [sic].’

Good Morning Britain‘s Susanna Reid has also got involved in the debate, praising on the BBC1 show: ‘I think she looks fantastic! I’m glad these pictures are a a bit more honest. Cellulite is to be celebrated and I think women will embrace the honesty.’

What are your thoughts? Let us know on Twitter @lookmagazine.