If there’s one person we can all look to for social media guidance, it’s Kim Kardashian. (Okay, maybe not exactly, but you can’t deny she has a special skill for it.)
However, it seems that Kim Kardashian recently lost a large chunk of Instagram followers, and people are speculating that the drop in followers may have something to do with some un-retouched photos which surfaced earlier this week.
Paparazzi photos were recently released which featured snapshots of Kim frolicking on a beach in Mexico. Kim is currently vacationing there with her sister, Kourtney, and a gaggle of friends (and also possibly celebrating Kourtney’s 38th birthday). As is de rigueur with any Kardashian vacation, there were lots of butt-cheek-baring swimsuits.
And, thanks to Kim’s revealing swimsuit, people immediately noticed that — horror of horrors! — Kim K’s infamous tush actually has cellulite and stretch marks like the rest of us mere mortals.
Instead of accepting that normal human beings have cellulite, many of Kim’s critics and fans became incensed that Kardashian has been “misrepresenting” herself on social media by Photoshopping any dimples and bumps.
Cosmopolitan suggests that, as a result of her airbrushing, Kim has lost 100,000 Instagram followers. (Although this is purely a guess as to why so many of her followers jumped ship, and the theory has not been verified.)
If this assumption holds any truth, I just have to say: Seriously?? Y’all didn’t realize that Kim K retouches her selfies and snapshots before she posts them to social media? Where the f*ck have you been?
Even though it seems totally on-brand and expected for Kim to airbrush her social media photos, her (former) followers still felt the need to call her out.
Plenty of people were on Kim’s side, though, and were quick to call out the body-shamers for being so incredibly shallow. Because seriously — how does it affect your life if Kim Kardashian has cellulite?
Regardless, Kim still has 98.8 million followers, so I think she’ll be fine.
However, everyone whose mind was blown by this Kim Kardashian revelation should maybe quit Instagram, anyway — I’m not confident you know how it works.