All you new moms out there who have felt frustrated or guilty because you haven’t regained your high school abs of steel and it’s already been three whole months since you gave birth, listen up. That photo of Kourtney Kardashian on the cover of OK! Magazine…the one where she’s holding newborn Mason while sporting a flat belly? It’s fake. In fact, the reality TV star never even spoke to the magazine (despite its claim of an "exclusive" interview)
Click here for a side-by-side comparison of what she really looked like, and the “After” shot of her with the lower half of her body drawn in.
Not only is the pic a fake, OK! spewed tons of misinformation, claiming she lost 10 pounds in 10 days and that she only gained 26 pounds to begin with. “Kourtney Tweeted: “One of those weeklies got it wrong again…they didn't have an exclusive with me. And I gained 40 pounds while pregs, not 26...But thanks!"
I’m so happy that Kortney spoke out about the fraud. It’s misinformation like this that makes real women feel like failures when they still have belly pudge by the time their baby goes for his first round of vaccines. When stars speak out about the insane-o level of airbrushing that’s being done –not only to their bodies, but to their words (they also concocted quotes from her friends and her stepfather Bruce Jenner) – it sends a message not only to the industry that they can’t get away with this, but to everyday women like us that even they (the celebs) can’t possibly keep up with their supposed regimens we read about in magazines. Remember when Kate Winslet publicly admonished GQ for airbrushing her legs on its cover? That was a huge moment for women, because it showed us we were being lied to and that we don’t, in fact, have to take it.