Khloé Kardashian's team is scrambling to erase all traces of a photo of her that was posted online 'by mistake'

Libby Torres
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Khloé Kardashian. Her representatives said an unauthorized photo of her was making the rounds online this week. Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage
  • Khloé Kardashian's team is trying to take down an unauthorized photo of her circulating online.

  • The picture appears to be unedited, and a source told Page Six it was taken mid-conversation.

  • Kardashian's team said the photo was color-edited and posted "by mistake by an assistant."

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Khloé Kardashian's team says it's working to remove an unauthorized image of the reality-TV star that was accidentally posted by an assistant and has been circulating online.

Page Six reported on Monday that copies of the picture - which were shared on a popular Reddit thread, on Twitter, and on various Instagram accounts - had been taken down following threats of legal action from Kardashian's representatives.

"The color edited photo was taken of Khloé during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant," Tracy Romulus, the chief marketing officer for KKW Brands, told Page Six.

"Khloé looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to not want an image not intended to be published taken down," she added.

In the photo, Kardashian, 36, is standing by a pool and wearing a bikini. The picture has led to much interest from fans because it appeared free of any airbrushing or photo-editing techniques that the Kardashians and other celebrities often use.

An unnamed source told Page Six that the picture was taken while Kardashian was mid-conversation at a family event over the weekend.

Representatives for Kardashian didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

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Kardashian at an event in September 2019. George Pimentel/Getty Images

Kardashian has previously been accused of editing her photos and changing her appearance. In November, fans joked that a "new Khloe just dropped" after Kardashian debuted a new look following the People's Choice Awards.

In September, Twitter users accused Kardashian of editing her face in what some called "Beyoncé cosplay."

And last May, people were quick to accuse her of getting cosmetic surgery and editing photos she'd posted on Instagram.

Kardashian has addressed some of these responses on the final season of the family's show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," and on social media.

"My soul is at a breaking point in regards to the public thinking they're allowed to talk about my weight, my face, my personal life," Kardashian said on the show. "Actually, I don't want to hear this anymore. I've always been incredibly open with this show and my life, but I just don't think I have it in me anymore. It's not healthy for my spirit."

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