The 37-year-old reality star recently took to Instagram to share a series of snaps from her April trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands with her sister Kourtney. However, the series of candid beach snaps ended up hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons thanks to trolls.
While Kim probably doesn’t need reminding of the fact that she lost what was undoubtedly an expensive earring in 2011, she would have been able to shrug it off as fans being fans. But the same can’t be said for the second photograph the social media personality was trolled for…
It’s no secret that Kim is proud of her body, and it’s fair to say that her hourglass figure is envied around the world – even if her sizable derriere isn’t to everyone’s liking. As an incessant social media poster, she frequently shows off other parts of her body too – like her toes.
While they are perfectly manicured in the picture above, she’d neglected to paint them in a second snap from her trip, and trolls were more than willing to let Kanye West’s wife know that her “yellow” toenail was “disgusting” – with some even saying that it looked like she had gangrene.
In a horribly ironic twist, the picture which inspired the trolling was intended to promote body positivity, with Kim praising her personal trainer for helping her to reach her fitness goals. But despite the proud display of her toned body, trolls couldn’t help but zoom in on her toenail.
Kinder commenters like @givemelotionpls tried to nicely explain that there was something wrong with it, zooming in on the long ‘toenail’ which had clearly not been painted yellow as it was in the snap above, which was tellingly posted after Kim was trolled for this picture.
We can only presume that Kim was left ugly crying like she was in this picture and decided to get a pedicure after her toenail was savaged.
Personally, while her toenail won’t be winning any beauty contests, Kim should probably cut herself some slack. She’s now a mom-of-three and probably doesn’t have the time to make sure that every inch of her body is picture perfect all of the time.
In fact, it could be argued that it’s probably not even her toenail – perhaps a stone in the sand behind her foot?
But as a woman in the public eye, not everyone was willing to cut her as much slack as me.
While brittle toenails aren’t something you’d want to see before eating, I don’t think @rick_mcginty actually had a heart attack over Kim’s toenail.
Opening up about her decision to live such a public life, Kim said to Interview Magazine:
“We share so much all the time on the show. I obviously get a little bit more protective of my daughter because that’s always been such a struggle: ‘Do we have her on the show? Don’t we?’ We have strict rules about the kids.
Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never storylines about them. But then there are social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me. She lives such a normal life, believes it or not, at home.”
“We usually have three months off between seasons. But this time, there are only two weeks, so it does feel like we’re always filming. On a typical day, without cameras, I wake up early, like six in the morning. I try to work out before the kids get up, and then I have breakfast with them and my husband.
I try to make sure we have set meals at home, to keep everything as normal as possible. And then I get to work. If you saw the room I’m in right now – my office – I have mood boards of so many different things in front of me; maybe 15 perfume samples sitting on my table. And then for our kids’ line, I have maybe 200 samples of bathing suit fabrics that I have to go through.”
For a woman with over 111 million Instagram followers, you have to admire Kim’s desire to keep things as normal as possible for her kids.