Khloé Kardashian has fired back at criticism over using photoshop on her Instagram photos by explaining the medical reason behind her need for retouching. Using her blog khloewithak.com, the 31-year-old confessed she uses photoshop because her right leg is skinner than her left, a result from injuries she sustained in a car accident when she was a teenager.
In a post titled 'Why I Photoshopped this picture', Khloé says: "Whenever I post a picture of my legs on Instagram, everyone comments on how my knee looks. It's because I've had reconstructive surgery!
"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. Yes, I did Photoshop it, but I was trying to make my thinner leg look bigger to match my other leg!"
Revealing that even she has body insecurities, Khloé adds: "All I want are big, thick thighs and I hate how skinny my legs are."
Kim and Kourtney's sister then revealed harrowing details of the car accident, and the recovery process that followed.
Khloé writes: "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. 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 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."
The Kocktails with Khloé host then urged her social media followers to think before they comment on her pictures in future.