In the midst of Khloe Kardashian's pregnancy, a photo of the Keeping Up With Kardashians family member smoking has surfaced, and it is causing controversy.
Kourtney Kardashian shared the below photo of Khloé exhaling a cloud of smoke alongside model Malika Haqq. The 33-year-old mom-to-be comes off nonchalant as she holds up a stack of cash and flashes some major bling on her right hand.
As one would expect, numerous commenters took concern at the photo.
Many think Khloé is smoking while pregnant and harming her baby, which will be her first with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
"Why's Khloé smoking if she's pregnant?" one commenter wrote.
However, the photo is clearly a throwback shot, based on Khloé's slim figure. Supporters took to the comments to defend her from those thinking the worst.
"I'm more than positive this is an old picture of Khloe," one supporter wrote. "She's not pregnant in this picture. Besides, she's trying extra hard to be healthy for her baby. There's no way she should do this while pregnant. Calm down people."
Some even took aim at Kourtney, who just captioned the photo "shmoney moves." It was seen by many as an obvious ploy to stir up drama or just a careless decision on Kourtney's part that would just cause negativity towards her little sister.
"Well this post isn't gonna bring drama with Khloe's pregnancy or anything," a sarcastic commenter wrote.
Another added, "Maybe to avoid confusion don't do smoking throwback pics while preggo? Just a thought, but I'm sure you guys love the attention."
Regardless of the drama, the photo has received over 1.6 million likes.
Khloé revealed her pregnancy in December to much fanfare after months of speculation.
"My greatest dream realized!" Khloé wrote. "We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering, but God had a plan all along."
My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! ❤️❤️❤️
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