A Kylie Jenner Instagram bikini photo is under scrutiny. According to Buzzfeed, Kylie posted a photo of herself looking super slim in a navy blue bikini, but it didn’t take long for people to notice that something was strange about the pic. Around Kylie’s legs was a squiggly line that appeared to be an attempt at photo-altering. Kylie removed the blurry pic and posted another one that was more clear. This, of course, only led people to believe that Kylie Photoshopped her bikini pic and posted the wrong one online.
According to the report:
“Fans were also quick to say that Kylie deleting the first image so quickly suggested she’d uploaded it by accident, and had only meant to post the second edited version.”
The Kylie Jenner Instagram bikini controversy is somewhat surprising, only because Kylie has a great body (even for a 16-year-old) to begin with, and likely didn’t need to edit the photo to begin with. Since the pic-altering fiasco, The New York Daily News reports that Kylie has been slammed for being a poor role model to kids. She has been slopped into a category with Miley Cyrus and Willow Smith following her photo fudge.
Of the group of teen “role models,” Theresa Byrne, 18, of Carroll Gardens explained:
“Kids don’t really look up to them because these stars aren’t in touch with normal peoples lifestyles. Twitter is the main cause of all the hype. Suburban kids feed into it more than city kids.”
Susan Kramer, 55, of Brooklyn Heights said:
“It’s more negative role models for my kids. As a culture, I guess we get the social media we deserve.”
Kylie Jenner’s Instagram bikini shot was super sexy, and not something that many people would want their pre-teens and teens aspiring to. The fact that Kylie might have edited the photo is even worse, because it suggests that having the “perfect body” is more important than anything else. Despite the fact that posting such pictures is a call for attention (selfies are no different, however), editing photos to make them look “flawless” can send a bad message to society.
Despite Kylie being ripped for her apparent Photoshop, editing pictures before posting them online is something that plenty of celebrities have been accused of doing. The most notable, ironically, is Kylie’s older sister, Kim Kardashian. Kim has been slammed for editing her own pictures plenty of times.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kate Upton was recently under fire for pictures where her armpit was Photoshopped out. The picture was dubbed one of the worst Photoshop jobs of all time.
What do you think of Kylie’s photo-edit?
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