Three Kardashian sisters posed in white underwear against a soft pink background


Kendall Jenner accused of photoshopping her SKIMS shoot—kicking off a big debate about body image

Commenters were calling out the seemingly unnatural proportions.


Siobhan Ball


Posted on Feb 15, 2021   Updated on Feb 15, 2021, 1:12 pm CST

After starring in a recent photo shoot for her sister’s Valentine’s Day lingerie line, Kendall Jenner has come under fire for the alleged digital altering of her body in the pictures.

Photograph of Kendall Jenner in a red bra and matching micro thong against a pink background
Kendall Jenner

Almost as soon as the photographs went online, Twitter and Instagram commenters were calling out the seemingly unnatural proportions in the photographs—especially when compared to video taken from the shoot that shows much more natural proportions. Reddit user u/cottagecow prepared a side-by-side comparison.

A still from the video side by side with the photograph, the still show less thin and more realistic proportions
Kendall Jenner

Instagram user @problematicfame went further, producing an Instagram highlight reel pointing out all the areas that have been altered in the photographs and the video Jenner posted to her instagram. From an impossibly flat stomach, the unnaturally smooth area around her bikini line, and the distortion of her belly button to the glitches in the video shared to Jenner’s Instagram as well as the anatomically unlikely proportions from the photographs, it seems like there’s been a lot of (digital) work done.

Photograph of Jenner in the red underwear set with the text 'the smoothing around the bikini line is ridiculous. nobody looks like that. gals have razor lines, bumps, discolouration, etc. Nobody is completely smooth down there.

It’s not the first time one of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has been accused of overzealous use of Photoshop but that hasn’t held back the critics. People are accusing the model of creating an unhealthy body image in young women by presenting a physically impossible body as the ideal.

it should be fucking illegal to photoshop pictures to the extent of the kendall jenner pic its so damaging. i’m 22 years old and that pic makes me feel horrific, imagine how 13/14 year olds feel Woozy face
Idk who needs to hear this but stop comparing yourself to Kendall Jenner- she has money, surgery, lighting, photographers, editors, nutritionists, personal trainers, makeup artists etc. You have an iPhone camera. She looks unreal but that’s her job
TW eating disorder tweet below is a reason why celebrities should be careful with things they post. kendall jenner or any other person is not responsible for our feelings about our bodies, BUT what we see is mostly photoshop, these people don't even look like that! Embedded tweet from @HannahJenkins: Do y’all ever see a photo of Kendall Jenner and immediately want to throw up whatever your last meal was bc same

Others shared their own feelings and experiences of feeling insecure about their own bodies after seeing pictures like these.

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All this Kendall Jenner shit i keep seeing is triggering as fuck, for me. That is not a realistic body, nor is it real whatsoever. You know how you can get a body like that? LOTS OF MONEY FOR PLASTIC SURGERY & PHOTOSHOP.

Kendall Jenner has yet to address the allegations of digital alterations. So far her only comment on the matter has been to respond to a fan saying that looking like her would solve all her problems with a statement that she “has bad days too.”

i am an extremely lucky girl. appreciative of all that i have. but i want you to know i have bad days too and that i hear you! you are beautiful just the way you are!!! it’s not always as perfect as it may seem Red heart Embedded tweet from @larissatalhamii: i got 99 problems and looking like kendall jenner would solve all of themWoman standing

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2021, 1:05 pm CST