Kourtney Kardashian Praised for Showing Off Her Stretch Marks on Instagram | 22 Words

The Kardashians don't exactly have a reputation for sporting a natural appearance. Whether it's retouching their selfies, using body makeup, or having a bit of filler here and there - the famous family aren't really known for embracing their natural selves.

But, amidst all the backlash surrounding their persistent use of photoshop and plastic surgery rumors, in a refreshing turn of events, it looks like the Kardashians have hit the headlines for something positive. And it's courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian.

The eldest sister of the Kardashian clan has received praise after posting an image to Instagram showing off her stretch marks, and we honestly couldn't be happier.

Keep scrolling to view the image that's got the internet talking.


The Kardashians aren't really known for embracing their natural selves.

A moment never seems to go by where there isn't some kind of plastic surgery rumor or huge photoshop fail from the family.

Their appearance is constantly changing.

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You only have to blink and their lips will suddenly be fuller and their bodies have been sculpted into a whole other shape (some body parts more than others).

As one of the most famous families of our generation, they are constantly scrutinized.

They can't even step out of their house for lunch without the flashing of cameras.

And though they may have been on our screens for more than a decade, with the rise of social media, they can offer us a filtered version of themselves. 

And, in a way, you can't blame them - if that many eyes were on us, we would feel a pressure to look good all the time, too.

They aren't strangers to cosmetic enhancements.

Because, let's be honest, that trademark "Kardashian" bod that the sisters have so carefully crafted, aka huge ass, tiny waist, surely can't be achieved by a good diet and exercise alone, right?

And this has landed them in the headlines on many occasions.

It kind of feels like all they're known for now.

Because they just aren't honest about it.

You only have to look at the time that Kylie Jenner insisted that she was simply "overdrawing her lips," before finally admitting to getting lip fillers. We all knew.

Or the fact that no one believes that Kim's butt is real.

She may have never confirmed plastic surgery rumors but her ass has definitely raised suspicions among internet users.

Oh, and we can't forget about photoshop, can we?

The family has been "caught out" using photoshop in their social media images several times. In fact, their attempt to retouch their snaps has been subject to ridicule from the internet for simply how obvious it is.

Kim looks barely recognizable in this pic...

Let's be honest, the use of the smooth tool isn't even subtle. In fact, this particular image drew in immense criticism, with one user saying: “Why would someone do this to themselves?"

Remember this major photoshop error?

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Looks like whoever edited this pic forgot about Khloe's arm, which seems to have mysteriously disappeared.

Whether they like it or not, they have an impact on their young fans.

Their influence is huge - you only have to look at the fact that so many girls went and got lip fillers after the whole Kylie Jenner thing.

And everyone all of a sudden became obsessed with doing squats.

From one squat challenge to another, so many of us wanted that "Kardashian" butt.

It's clear that whatever work they get done seems to spark a trend online.

Whether its cheek, jaw, or lip fillers, there's no doubt the famed family had a part to play.

And this often lands them in bad press.

Let's be honest, when was the last time you saw a positive headline about a Kardashian?

It's usually one controversy after another in Kardashian-land.

One nude photo here, another photoshop fail there, and perhaps the odd nose job later, social media seems to bring zero positivity to the family.

But, refreshingly, one member of the Kardashian clan has managed to hit the headlines for a positive reason.

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The oldest sibling, Kourtney Kardashian, has been receiving a lot of praise for a snap that she just posted to Instagram.

We aren't entirely surprised that Kourtney is the one to break the family's string of bad press.

The forty-year-old has remained as the least problematic, usually steering clear of the drama.

She's also a fan favorite.

From her relatable resting-bitch face to hilarious one-liners, Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans have hailed the star as a bit of an internet meme.

We can't forget this iconic moment.

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Ah, we remember it well.

She's been pretty candid about her personal issues in the past.

Especially when it comes to her relationship with her ex, Scott Disick, who she's regularly opened up about on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

And now the star is getting candid online.

The star has been taking to Instagram to celebrate her stretch marks.

Kourtney is a mom of 3...

She has 3 children, Penelope, Reign, and Mason with Scott Disick. So she's bound to have stretch marks just like the rest of us. After all, it's completely normal and there's nothing wrong with them.

She's been vacay-ing in Italy with her family this week, and it looks like she's promoting a bit of body positivity while she's there...

To promote a fitness article, the star took to the Instagram of her lifestyle website, Poosh, to post a snap posing in a swimsuit on a yacht.

Here's the pic:

Fans noticed that the star chose not to edit out her stretch marks. Kourtney clearly doesn't care about embracing her natural body, stretch marks and all.

The post immediately drew in praise.

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Fans were so impressed with Kourtney for choosing to embrace her stretch marks that her comments were full of people thanking her for it.

After seeing the positive comments, the star responded in the best way...

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Kourtney replied to one fan writing, "I love my little stripes." We're so pleased to hear that she's embracing her natural bod.

It's quite a powerful statement.

Though it shouldn't be a big deal to embrace your stretch marks, coming from a Kardashian, it kind of is. One fan even noted that this was the first time that they'd ever actually seen stretch marks on a Kardashian.

And the internet certainly seems to agree.

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People were literally overjoyed by the snap, with one user writing: "Yaaass... she’s normal she has stretch marks! Thank you for being real and not flawless."

Let's hope that this is the first of many untouched posts from the star...

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When it comes to breaking the Kardashian-mould, Kourtney isn't the only one. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Kim Kardashian is training to be a lawyer. Yes, you read that right. But when the star turned up to one of her law exams, everyone said the same thing...