Younes Bendjima Slams Kourtney Kardashian Thong Pic: This is What You Do For "Likes"?!

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Is there trouble in paradise?

Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to share a jaw-dropping photo of her plentiful peach in a thong bikini.

But boy-toy turned boyfriend Younes Bendjima took to the comments and slammed her over the pic. Yikes!

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima in Italy

As with all of her sisters, Kourtney's body is closely tied to her brand.

Though she may be the eldest of Kris Jenner's brood, she has a flawless figure that makes her one of the world's most irresistible MILFs.

(Even if Maxim thinks that Sofia Richie is hotter)

But when she shared this tantalizing pic on Instagram, Younes left a shocking comment.

"Thats what you need to show to get likes?" Younes wrote. Wow.

Kourtney Kardashian Flaunts Her Thong

Now, that comment has since been deleted, but if it's an indicator of romantic problems ... those are harder to delete than a few words.

Fortunately, there may be some good news.

A source tells Us Weekly that Younes Bendjima's comment was made in jest.

That leads us to believe that he was making an inside joke -- perhaps a reference to rude, trolling comments that she frequently receives.

Which probably also means that he deleted it when he realized that other people would think that it was a genuine criticism.

Kourtney Kardashian Straddles Younes Bendjima

That makes a lot more sense than Younes putting his hot cougar sex with Kourtney at risk just to say a few nasty words on Instagram.

Besides, the odds are pretty good that Younes is the one who snapped that photo.

Also, he's a model himself. That's his whole thing.

If anyone can understand the modeling world, it's a guy whose job is to look attractive.

Instagram makes it clear that Younes doesn't have any qualms about showing his skin -- or appearing alongside Kourtney while she's flaunting her assets.

Kourtney Kardashian in Capri

It would be very hypocritical of Younes to suddenly demand that Kourtney cover up or to try to genuinely shame her on social media.

It really does seem far more likely that he would be joking, as the insider says.

That said ... if there really is trouble between Kourtney and Younes, we imagine that those closest to them would be eager to dismiss any hints of their squabbles that might get out.

We have recently heard that Younes is tired of being Kourtney's boy toy and wants to focus on his modeling career, which has been an alleged source of tension.

But that is not confirmed. And we can't see how an Instagram outburst would help him with any of his goals.

Younes Bendjima in the Mediterranean

Younes' now-deleted comment is a great reminder to folks on the internet: your tone rarely translates to text.

If you're chatting with someone and end your statement with a period, it looks like you hate them.

And if you tweet or post an inside joke to social media -- especially one that seems hostile or seems to refer to something terrible -- other people will see it. 

Random strangers are not in on inside jokes, which is why they're not just called jokes.

If you don't want people making assumptions, keep your inside jokes, well, inside your social circle.

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