On Wednesday's episode of South Park, one character referred to Kim Kardashian as a phony who "who manipulates her image and makes average girls feel horrible about themselves."
And sources tell The New York Post that the latest issue of Us Weeky, which features new Kardashian bikini photos, is a prime example of this manipulation.
Following the release of the cover, Kardashian told Extra that she has not actually seen it and the photos in question were snapped when she and "some friends were on the beach," adding that they ran inside "when they saw the paparazzi."
Simply put, this is BS.
Insiders confirm to Page Six that a photo agency took the shots of Kim in secret and that she had the company airbrush them to oblivion.
She wanted to look slimmer and a lot more toned.
Moreover, Kardashian gave personal approval to each image before bidding was opened up to various magazine. Us Weekly won and paid around $100,000 for the spread, with half that fee going into Kim's pocket.
This is a pretty typical arrangement for celebrities. Many of them strikes a deal with the paparazzi and split the payment for supposedly candid pictures.
So why would Kim lie about it? Why not just say she wanted to show off her bikini body six months after giving birth? Or why not just say nothing at all?
Who knows. This is the same woman who claims she played no role in the release of the Kim Kardashian sex tape, so perhaps the real question should be:
Why does anyone ever believe anything Kim says in the first place?