Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the recent paparazzi photographs of Kim Kardashian with cellulite all over the lower half of her body. If you’ve seen these photographs, I’m sure you have also seen retouched images of her body, which were presumably released by her publicists and team. There was no comment on the un-retouched photographs, which means there was no intention to normalize cellulite; instead, there was a push for posting retouched photographs that hid normal bodily features.
I am extremely disappointed with Kim Kardashian for brushing over her cellulite. Yes, if you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you have seen the Kardashian women seek cosmetic surgeries to remove or hide their so-called-flaws. However, after all of these years, you would think that the Kardashians would realize the power they have over the media. Celebs like the Kardashians/Jenners have enough money and power to make a change in the world. They can preach about body acceptance, beauty, and self-love so that their followers and fans can accept and love themselves. Instead, these powerful women choose to hide “ugly” marks on their skin, sending the message that their followers should, too, hide (or get rid of) those marks.
If celebs were to accept and normalize these “flaws” rather than cover them up, a clear message would be sent that features such as stretch marks, cellulite, and fat rolls are things to embrace and celebrate, rather than hide. Thankfully, there are models and celebrities who embrace features that many girls and women are insecure about. I believe it is time for more celebrities to do the same. Do you agree? What do you think about cellulite/ celebs retouching cellulite? Let me know in the comments below!