The Kardashians have often found themselves in the midst of controversy for their apparent use of photo editing to achieve ‘perfection’ on social media platforms. This time, it’s Kim Kardashian who is under the spotlight for alleged excessive photo editing, particularly focusing on her friend’s appearance in a recent Instagram post.
The Controversial Instagram Post
Kim Kardashian shared a photo with her friends on Instagram, but it didn’t take long for eagle-eyed social media users to notice that something was amiss. According to a Reddit thread titled “This is beyond messed up,” a GIF showcased a comparison between the original image and the heavily edited one.
In the edited photo, Kim Kardashian’s nose appeared noticeably smaller, and her friend’s waist was seemingly slimmed down. Even the neck of Kim’s friend looked different in the altered picture. The SKIMS founder’s friend was identified as Zoe Winkler Reinis, who co-founded the organization “This Is About Humanity.”
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Social Media Reaction
Social media users were quick to react to the perceived alterations. Many users pointed out the changes made to Kim Kardashian’s nose, with comments like “The nose transformation is cracking me up” and “She also made her nose smaller haha.” Some expressed surprise that Kim, who has undergone various cosmetic procedures, would still resort to digital enhancements.
Critics accused Kim of making her own waistline slightly wider to make her friend look slimmer, with one user sarcastically noting, “Kim Kardashian made her waistline a little wider just to make the other person a little thinner…I didn’t know they could make such selfless sacrifices.” Others observed alterations to the neckline and even alleged additional enhancements like a nose job.
Some users argued that these subtle digital tweaks were unnecessary and didn’t make Kim or her friend appear more attractive or youthful. Kim’s actions were questioned, with one individual saying, “It doesn’t even make her look thinner or younger. It’s very unnecessary.”