Reality star Khloe Kardashian. Picture: Instagram
Reality star Khloe Kardashian. Picture: Instagram
Body positive activist Megan Crabbe. Picture: Instagram.
Body positive activist Megan Crabbe. Picture: Instagram.
Last week, Khloe Kardashian posted a link to her social app, giving five tips to "looking thin AF” in your pictures. 

The post included tips on finding flattering angles that hide your stomach and highlight your curves. Noted by entertainment news show, E! News, Kardashian's post begins with: "Dolls, you know I've never met a filter I didn't like and I don't hate on Photoshop, but there are even more stealth ways to look like you have a sick bod in pics." 


The soon-to-be mother and businesswoman created and stars in E! Entertainment’s Revenge Body, a health and fitness reality show which helps average people lose weight and achieve the body type that they desire.


Kardashian’s post left a number of fans and Twitter users very disappointed in the post, and criticsed her for her advice. Fans and users added that post was problematic, promoted an unhealthy mentality and not helpful in any way. Others felt that the post was also shaming bodies that were not thin.
While Kardashian's post is not critical in any way, or supported by professionals, the post does send the ideology that thinness, or looking thin should be the ultimate goal that people to strive for when posing in pictures. 

This ideology has been shown to be problematic and non-effective to people who do not have small body types or have physical issues. Many users also commented on Kardashian's post that the reality star should be posting advice to be confident in pictures no matter the body type, and that although Khloe herself succeeded in achieving her desired body type, she should not assume that all will follow her, even if she is a popular reality star.

One Instagram user who reacted to Kardashian’s post is body positive activist, author and model, Megan Crabbe (known [email protected]). Crabbe is a body positive activist from England, who uses her Instagram page to dispel the stigmatization of fat bodies through tips, motivational posts, occasional #donthatetheshake dance videos (a dance video trend started by body positive blogger Melissa Gibson).

Body positive activist Megan Crabbe. Picture: Instagram.

Crabbe’s reaction post to Khloe’s hacks mentions four of her hacks to looking good in a Instagram post, some of which are the exact opposite of the hacks that Kardashian had mentioned in her post. Take a look at Crabbe’s post below:

Apparently Khloe Kardashian, one of the most followed celebrities on social media thought it was a good idea to write an article titled '5 Hacks to Look Thin AF in Your Pics'. According to Khloe looking 'thin AF' shows people that you have a 'sick bod' and gets 'your Insta comments to blow the f*ck up'. Nothing like teaching millions of your young fans that being as thin as possible will make you more beautiful AND more popular! So in response, here are my 5 Hacks to Not Giving AF About Looking Thin in Your Pics! 1. Remember that we've all been sold the idea that thinness = happiness by multi-billion dollar corporations that first taught us to see our bodies as 'flawed' 100 years ago, and after realising they could make a shit tonne of money from it, never stopped. Say diet cultureeeee on 3! 2. Remind yourself that your body doesn't exist for the viewing pleasure of other people, since you're not an inanimate object up for display, you're a living, breathing, multi-dimensional human being and how your body looks is the least important thing about you. * Flash!* 3. Realise that most of the 'thin AF' pictures you compare yourself to have been Photoshopped to hell and back and aren't attainable for any living human anyway! Smiiiiileeeee! 4. Always wear whatever the fuck you want and pose however the fuck you want and angle your camera however the fuck you want. Fuck flattering. 5. Stop following people who promote fatphobic nonsense and make you believe that looking 'thin AF' is something you need to aspire to. Seriously. Thanks for the tips Khloe, but I've had enough diet culture already for a lifetime, so you can keep them. I'll be over here looking chubby AF and being 100% cool with that. Byeeeeee. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 #RevengeBody

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