Why Has Khloe Kardashian Been Digitally Shrunk?
Either Khloe got hit with a shrink ray, or someone went overboard on the Photoshopping, because she looks much shorter than she should in this ad for the Kardashian Kollection for Sears.
Annie Leibovitz is supercool. Over the years, she’s taken a whole lot of photographs that have become truly iconic. So why the hell is she the one photographing the Kardashian Kollection for Sears? Anyone that cool should not be photographing a) the Kardashians, b) anything that replaces the letter “c” with a “k,” or c) a collection (kollection?) for Sears, of all places. But say we overlook the fact that this important photographer is shooting something so inane. The REAL question then becomes: Why the hell did she shrink Khloe down to the size of Kim and Kourtney?
Here’s the thing: Khloe is 5’10”. Kim and Kourtney are 5’2” and 5’3”. I realize that this is an awkward height discrepancy. But is Photoshopping a proudly tall woman down to the size of the diminutive ones really the way to go? (I say this, by the way, as someone who is also diminutive.) Because that seems weird. More importantly, though, it sends out some incredibly unhealthy messages about body image—namely, that women are not allowed to be 5’10”. It’s likely that Sears had something to do with the decision to downsize Khloe, but still. Bad move. It’s also kind of an offensive move, and it doesn’t really makes me want to go out and purchase the Kardashian Kollection.
Tell us: Does Khloe being cut down to size bother you?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.