Multiple members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have faced past scrutiny for their use of filters and editing when sharing Instagram images, and Khloé confessed that she’s now hesitant to post photos. “Even when I barely did retouching, I’m so afraid to post it, because people are gonna say I did,” she confesses in one scene.
The confession comes after Khloé sits down with her best friend Malika Haqq to discuss her feelings of “anxiety” about appearing on an upcoming episode of the Late Late Show with James Corden. “It’s never the interview, it’s more the aftermath,” she says. “You have to listen to everybody say this, or judge you, or overanalyze something you say, or pick this apart.”
She goes on to reflect that “social media used to be fun and silly” and acknowledges that “trolls” have always been something she’s dealt with. However, she feels things are more “critical,” with users addressing her relationships, looks, and life.
Khloé later says that she attempts to “tune out” comments from followers and paparazzi, but feels it’s difficult. “It’s so deteriorating on your self-esteem, your confidence, the way that you view yourself. and even like anxiety to post photos on Instagram..I’m just anxious.”
The star ponders whether she might seek out a therapist, but in the interim, she continued to talk through the feelings with her mom and Malika throughout the episode. The confessional comes shortly after Khloé addressed and confirmed reports that she had retouched photos of her daughter at Disneyland. “Welllppp I f*cked this one up. Anyways….. let’s focus on something else. Our show airs in a few days,” she had said.
Earlier this month, she also addressed a leaked, unfiltered photograph of herself that was shared on the Internet. “In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and [judgment] my entire life to be perfect and to meet others’ standards of how I should look has been too much to bear,” she wrote.
Khloé appears to have found some peace regarding social media since filming the episode, adding to her Instagram statement that, “Whichever way one chooses to be seen. I have realized that we cannot continue to live life trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others set for us. Just do you and make sure your heart is happy.”