Perhaps you recall that after a recent family vacation to Thailand, Kim Kardashian Instagramed a beautiful beachside snapshot showcasing the blue-green wonder of the Andaman Sea -- a photo that she snagged from Google Images.
After scratching our heads as to why Kardashian wouldn't choose one of her own photos to represent all the memories from her vacation, the 33-year-old reality star took to her personal blog on Tuesday, April 8, to explain the perplexing incident.
"There’s 2 things I have to get off my chest. I know I should ignore these things, and usually I do but I’m just in that mood today," Kardashian started to explain on her blog. "#1) I instagramed a pic of Thailand I found on Google thanking Thailand for the memories we had on our recent trip. I never claimed to have taken that pic. It was the best pic to show how pretty Thailand was. I was already home and couldn’t take a new pic… just didn’t have scenic pics on my phone! I see today people are calling me a fraud… but ummm when did I ever say i took that pic? LOL."
We agree that calling Kardashian a fraud is harsh, and while it's true she didn't claim to have taken the photo, we'd have to say there's an implicit expectation that photos posted to Instagram are taken by the user. That's kind of the whole point of Instagram; to share your photos with other people.
Kardashian also took the opportunity to clear up reports that she enjoyed six-hour spa treatments each day.
"I see the hotel I stayed at gave quotes that I had 6-hour spa treatments daily. The hotel was gorgeous and had amazing service, but not once did I get a massage, which I’m actually pissed I didn’t do because a Thai massage I heard are the best!," she explained.
Besides, Kardashian was "busy taking selfies all day!" And while she doesn't appreciate false information making her out to look like a diva, she points out that she was in fact on vacation. "I would rather spend six hours a day with my family and daughter, not in spa treatments," she wrote.