An unedited photo of Khloe Kardashian was mistakenly posted to her Instagram on April 5.
The conversation has prompted a broader discussion about photoshop on social media and beauty standards.
Actress Jameela Jamil tweeted she thinks Kardashian should stop the editing entirely.
An unauthorized photo of Khloe Kardashian wearing a bikini was mistakenly posted on her Instagram by an assistant on April 5.
Though the reality TV star and her team tried to get it taken down and scrub the photo from the internet, the controversy has spurred a conversation about the impact social media has on body image, and how the Kardashians have fueled impossible beauty standards.
Kardashian defended herself in a tweet about the incident, writing: "As someone who has struggled with body image her whole life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering in bad lighting or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point - then shares it to the world - you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared."
Jameela Jamil, an actress and body positivity campaigner, responded with a thread about the photo on Twitter, prompting Kardashian to take this moment as an opportunity to stop editing her photos altogether.
"I'm extremely sorry for what we all watched happen to you over the past decade. It's so unacceptable," Jamil wrote on Twitter. "Now would be a great time to throw diet culture in the f--- it bucket, stop editing photos, admit to the help you get to look how you do, and be transparent with your fans."
Jamil is known for her public body positive takes on beauty standards. In 2018, inspired by an edited photo of the Kardashian sisters, Jamil founded the Instagram page called "I Weigh" to help destigmatize conversations around weight.
Some Twitter users felt that, while Jamil's comments about Kardashian were well-intentioned, it was just another form of judgment.
"ILY but this feels like another judgement," one user wrote.
Jamil responded to the comment to further clarify why she felt Kardashian should ditch the extensive photo editing on her posts, saying it could be helpful to other women who look up to Kardashian as the beauty standard.
"Calling for Accountability for better treatment of the women that look up to them, from a fellow woman, isn't judgement. It's just facts and belief someone can do better, for themselves, and for others," Jamil wrote.
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