Khloe Kardashian came under fire earlier this week when she posted a gym seflie that had clearly been photoshopped.
The reality star shared on Instagram a Photoshopped pic at first (left), before posting an unedited version (right). And now she’s revealing why she edited the flick in the first place.
“Whenever I post a picture of my legs on Instagram, everyone comments on how f—ed up my knees look. It’s because I’ve had reconstructive surgery, you a–holes!” she posted on her app. “My right leg is an inch and a half thinner than my left because my muscles deteriorated and never recovered.”
“It’s funny because everyone made a big stink about this Instagram photo because I Photoshopped it,” she explained. “Yes, I did Photoshop it, but I was trying to make my thinner leg look bigger to match my other leg!!! All I want are big, thick thighs and I hate how skinny my legs are.”
“The reason I’ve had so many of these surgeries—and always wear a knee brace for my workouts is because I was in a car accident when I was 16,” she revealed. “To this day, I remember the exact streets (Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). I was speeding and the other car ran a stop sign. I was wearing my seatbelt but the strap was under my armpit. I was in a small Mercedes and it compacted in the wreck. My head and upper body went through the windshield and my legs were stuck under the steering wheel.”
“I still remember hitting the other car, feeling the car spinning, and hitting a pole,” she continued. “I was on crutches for six months and had a leg brace that went from my ankle to my upper thigh. I had a neck brace, burns all over my body and had to take showers sitting in a chair. Malika and Khadijah would literally help me shower. They also did my hair so that I wouldn’t have to wash it as often. That’s how I first started wearing cornrows!”
“I had knee surgery the day of my accident and a couple more after that. Lord, help me! So next time you see me in a knee brace, you know why!” she concluded.
Thanks for the explanation, Khloe!