Kim Kardashian admits to having butt injections to help her with medical condition
The Kardashian clan have been sailing through some decidedly turbulent waters of late.
2017 started off on something of a sour note for the family when Kendall Jenner became embroiled in a furious backlash for her part in an entirely regrettable Pepsi advertising campaign.
The commercial depicted Jenner joining a protest movement in the street, carefully watched over by law enforcement officials. Jenner subsequently steps out of the crowd, Pepsi can in hand, and gives it to one of the officers. With a “well, what d’you know?” look at his colleague, the police officer accepts the can and takes a sip of Pepsi, to rapturous applause from the onlooking protesters.
Since then the family has veered from hurdle to misstep; Kendall Jenner once again found herself on the receiving end of some negative publicity when, along with sister Kylie, she was criticized for a range of t-shirts that featured images of musical icons with Instagram photos of the sister superimposed atop them.
Perhaps it is inevitable; the Kardashian/Jenner family is one of the most instantly recognizable on the face of the Earth, and the nature of their fame does tend to rankle some.
Intense scrutiny, then, is part of everyday reality for the sisters, not least Kim Kardashian.
For year upon year, Kim's butt has been the subject of absurdly passionate debate, as fans, detractors and seemingly everyone in between have speculated feverishly over whether the star has had implants or injections of some sort.
Putting aside the notion that everyone ought to have more salient issues to be concerning themselves with, the topic of Kim's butt has achieved something akin to cult status in our modern society. Most everyone has an opinion, and frankly I'm sure I'm not the only one who is relieved that - finally - Kim herself has put the rumours to bed by addressing the issue once and for all.
As Cosmopolitan reports, in a recent live stream, the reality star admitted to having had injections - but that is far from the whole story. As Kardashian explains; due to her psoriasis, a doctor had recommended that cortisone shots might help the condition. As she says;
"I went to go get a cortisone shot in my butt.
"I lived right behind Kitson. One of my neighbours was a dermatologist at Cedars. I go in there and he's like, 'There's a one in a billion chance that you will get a huge indent in your butt.' Of course I get a huge indent on my butt."
What are the chances, eh? Well, one in a billion, apparently, though I'm not sure that's an official statistic. In fact, Kim says she remembers when the implant rumours first surfaced;
"There is a picture of me in Miami wearing an electric blue dress, and another picture of me walking down Robertson.
"You see the indent. And I think that's when the rumours started: 'She's had implants.'"
Good on Kim for being upfront about her body, and for settling a debate that has been unnecessarily raging for years. Thank goodness.