The Internet Has a Theory That Kim Kardashian Pays Paparazzi to Photoshop Her Images

Another day, another Kardashian photoshop scandal … Though this time around, it’s not just a Kardashian that’s getting flack.

KarJenner watchdog account @fakegirlsfvckya alleged on Instagram that Kim Kardashian pays “paparazzi companies” to photoshop her images before they’re distributed. They found unedited photos of Kim reportedly taken by onlookers and others by professional paparazzi that reveal noticeable differences in the size of her bust, hips, and butt.

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Some photos are Photoshopped by the paparazzi companies, the celebrities pay for that. That's why when a FAN takes a picture of some of these women, they look very different. In this example you can see the difference in Kim's hips and the size of her waist. And in the second picture you can see how without any retouching, Kim's butt also looks different. . Algunas fotos son retocadas con Photoshop por las compañías de paparazzis, las celebridades pagan por eso. Es por eso que cuando un FAN le toma una foto a alguna de ellas, lucen muy diferentes. En este ejemplo puedes ver la diferencia en las chaparreras de Kim y el tamaño de su cintura. En la segunda foto se puede ver como el trasero de Kim luce realmente sin ningún retoque. . . @kimkardashian #kimkardashian #kanyewest #kyliejenner #kendalljenner #kourtneykardashian #kholekardashian #kardashians #kardashian #jenner #fake #photoshopfail #photoshop #badliar #liar #sosad #sobad #falsa #mentirosa #insecurities #instagram #couplegoals

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Some photos are Photoshopped by the paparazzi companies, the celebrities pay for that. That's why when a FAN takes a picture of some of these women, they look very different. In this example you can see the difference in Kim's hips and the size of her waist. And in the second picture you can see how without any retouching, Kim's butt also looks different. . Algunas fotos son retocadas con Photoshop por las compañías de paparazzis, las celebridades pagan por eso. Es por eso que cuando un FAN le toma una foto a alguna de ellas, lucen muy diferentes. En este ejemplo puedes ver la diferencia en las chaparreras de Kim y el tamaño de su cintura. En la segunda foto se puede ver como el trasero de Kim luce realmente sin ningún retoque. . . @kimkardashian #kimkardashian #kanyewest #kyliejenner #kendalljenner #kourtneykardashian #kholekardashian #kardashians #kardashian #jenner #fake #photoshopfail #photoshop #badliar #liar #sosad #sobad #falsa #mentirosa #insecurities #instagram #couplegoals

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Some photos are Photoshopped by the paparazzi companies, the celebrities pay for that. That's why when a FAN takes a picture of some of these women, they look very different. In this example you can see the difference in Kim's hips and the size of her waist. And in the second picture you can see how without any retouching, Kim's butt also looks different. . Algunas fotos son retocadas con Photoshop por las compañías de paparazzis, las celebridades pagan por eso. Es por eso que cuando un FAN le toma una foto a alguna de ellas, lucen muy diferentes. En este ejemplo puedes ver la diferencia en las chaparreras de Kim y el tamaño de su cintura. En la segunda foto se puede ver como el trasero de Kim luce realmente sin ningún retoque. . . @kimkardashian #kimkardashian #kanyewest #kyliejenner #kendalljenner #kourtneykardashian #kholekardashian #kardashians #kardashian #jenner #fake #photoshopfail #photoshop #badliar #liar #sosad #sobad #falsa #mentirosa #insecurities #instagram #couplegoals

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And while we can’t speak to the alleged exchange of money, an insider source revealed that it is something of an “open secret” in the industry that Kim has “a relationship with an agency that stages paparazzi photos.”

Kim played with this idea in the paparazzi-styled campaign images for Yeezy season 6.

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An additional source confirmed that celebrities often retain control of which photos are uploaded to photo agencies as well, vetoing those that they think are less than flattering. “It’s a common thing. It’s business,” they told us.

What may be more surprising to hear, however, is that it’s not out of the realm of possibility that agencies may alter images themselves, as opposed to Kim getting crafty on Facetune after the photos are published. Though much less common, our source reveals that whomever owns the original photo may touch up here and there at the request of the subject, especially if the celebrity is of a certain status, and, like Kim, is willing to “leak” her whereabouts. Obviously, we can’t confirm whether the reality star goes to this length, but the watchdog account’s claims are not spun out of thin air. 

For Kim, the connections — whether money is exchanged or not — have paid off. You don’t become the most visible woman in the world without a little help from your (celebrity photographer) friends. 

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