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Khloé Kardashian responded to an Instagram commenter calling her insecure two weeks after the drama over her viral unedited photo. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation
- Khloé Kardashian responded to an Instagram user who suggested she's insecure.
- Kardashian told them to "look in the mirror" and said she's sending "love, health and happiness."
- Kardashian's comment comes after a viral unedited bikini photo of her was mistakenly posted online.
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Khloé Kardashian is hitting back at a negative Instagram comment only weeks after her team had an unauthorized, and unedited, bikini photo of her scrubbed from social media.
On Sunday, Kardashian shared a picture of herself in a blue bodysuit with her 138 million Instagram followers. The post has 3.5 million likes and over 21,000 comments, including one from on-again, off-again partner Tristan Thompson, at the time of writing.
While many left supportive comments, one Instagram user wrote, "If insecurity was a person."
Kardashian, who frequently responds to fans in the comments section, wrote back almost immediately.
"Baby girl, you have to look in the mirror. Only insecure people tear other people down," she wrote.
"I am sending you so much love, health and happiness! I'm sorry that you're hurting," Kardashian added.
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Kardashian was at the center of drama earlier this month after an unedited photo of her was mistakenly shared on social media
The photo, which featured Kardashian standing near a pool in an animal-print bikini and did not appear to be airbrushed or digitally altered, began circulating on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter in early April before her team had it removed from the internet.
Insider spoke to the people behind three social-media accounts who posted the unedited photo and were asked to delete it by Kardashian's team.
The person behind one of the accounts, The Good The Bad and The Fake (TGTBATF) on Instagram, told Insider that they had the unedited photo up for less than an hour before the account received a direct message from Tracy Romulus, a longtime Kardashian representative, asking to take the post down.
In a screenshot of the private message viewed by Insider, Romulus told the person managing TGTBATF that she would report the account for "bullying and harassment" and get attorneys involved if they didn't delete the photo from their account.
In response to her unedited photo becoming a trending topic among fans and the media, Kardashian went live on her Instagram page to show off her "unfiltered" body in a video and also wrote a lengthy post about struggling with body-image issues.
"As someone who has struggled with her body image her whole life, when someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering, in bad lighting, or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get to this point," Kardashian wrote, "you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared - regardless of who you are."
"For those else who feel the constant pressure of not ever feeling perfect enough," she added. "I want you to know I see you and I understand."