Kim Kardashian Didn't Photoshop Out Her Belly Button, OK?

No Photoshop fails here.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage,)
(Image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

OK so the Kardashians Photoshop their pictures once in a while.

So Kourtney sometimes has an extra toe. So Khloé's head is sometimes out of proportion. So Kim sometimes has a calf twice bigger than the other. And a third hand. And likes to do a spot of virtual redecorating.

So what??? Who among us hasn't edited out a zit, right? And that is exactly the same thing. EXACTLY THE SAME THING.

Anyway, considering the amount of Photoshopping they do, it's not particularly surprising that fans are poised to look out for signs of bad edit jobs whenever one of them posts a photo. And look, most of the time, it's pretty harmless fun.

But in the latest occurrence, Kim wasn't too happy about claims around the internet that she'd edited out her belly button from a recent pic, in which she's posing happily makeup-free (KIM KARDASHIAN, MAKEUP-FREE!!!) by a pool, wearing a SKIMS set and black sweatpants.

I'm really confused about these claims, because the celeb is clearly wearing high-waisted underwear that presumably covers her belly button, and the bottoms are even a little see-through so you can see a dark shadow where I'm assuming said belly button is.

Kim saw some tabloid reports about her alleged "Photoshop fail," and took to her Stories to laugh at their absurdity.

She first shared a screenshot of a Daily Mail article whose title starts with, "Where on earth is your belly button?"

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(Image credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian)

She followed it up with a screenshot from Page Six, captioning it, "Come on guys... . Seriously! This is so dumb! Claiming I photoshopped out my belly button????"

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(Image credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian)

She then took the opportunity to push SKIMS to her followers, writing an infomercial-like sales pitch. "Belly button insecurities?!" she began. "Well... why don't you head on over to to conceal that saggy belly button of yours with a great pair oh high waisted underwear like I did! You're welcome!!!"

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(Image credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian)

Look, I'm glad she's standing up for herself, but I could really have done without the body-shaming joke, TBH. What is this, 2004?

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.