Kourtney Kardashian is frequently touted as the "real" sister in her famous family, a blessed reprieve from her plastic, pretentious siblings.
If this report regarding her smoking hot Mexico photos is any indication, however, Kourt’s pristine reputation could be in serious doubt.
Case in point, look at the photo above. You’re welcome.
Now, once you pry your jaw back up off the table …
Her Instagram followers were undoubtedly drooling over the shots of her derriere that made it to social media, but they did raise questions.
Is Kourtney, who just turned 38, doctoring images of herself in light of the Kim Kardashian cellulite photos that recently leaked online?
Celebrity photographer and Photoshop expert Alan Barry, quoted by venerable Internet celebrity gossip publisher Radar Online, says yes.
“Her upper left back has been edited in to a perfectly straight line,” Barry explained. “Both of her butt cheeks have been heavily edited.
"And badly at that."
The gorgeous mother of three, he believes, went to town on that butt (digitally) "to remove all evidence of any kind of cellulite or marks."
"I would think they would learn by now.”
Whether his analysis is true or not, and regardless of whether it matters, it’s not the first time she’s been accused of such not-so-handiwork.
Last year, Kourtney shared a hot tub photo in Iceland which many observers believed had also been altered to smooth out her backside.
Then there was the below shot featuring herself and daughter Penelope that was live for just a few short moments before she deleted it.
Why, you ask, would she – a Kardashian, and by definition an over-sharer – take down a seemingly harmless picture of herself?
"Start at her waist," Berry said. "When you come down she has altered what would be her hips down to where her hand is on one side."
"And where the child is on the other side. I don’t know what applications they’re using, but in Photoshop you would actually use the clone tool."
"There’s a jagged line. Her daughter’s face has actually been pulled over by the software. Her daughter’s head has been turned into an alien!"
"If you go above her waist to the bend in her right elbow alongside her body, below her right breast, if you look at that line that would be her torso."
"That’s been played with. She had a little muffin-top thing going on there and that line has been altered extensively by trying to blur it out."
"[She tried to] shrink it because you notice on that side her body doesn’t extend out. It’s a flat, straight line from her elbow to her torso."
That’s quite the breakdown, and maybe has some merit to it, but let’s be honest, we’re willing to overlook a few photo alterations.
When Kourtney Kardashian takes a trip to celebrate her 38th birthday, and posts images like this, we are the ones who should celebrate.
As depicted in a number of photos and tweets from sister Kim, the sisters had a wild, crazy, borderline naked time south of the border.
Are we really worried about Photoshop?!
If she’s trying to sell products using bogus pics to influence fans, that would be one thing, but come on, who doesn’t edit their photos?
Exactly. So call her out if you want, but that doesn’t change the fact that the gallery below is a gift from the heavens. Or at least Mexico.