Kim Kardashian Reveals the Disgusting Way Paparazzi Treated Her

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the paparazzi snapping photos of her whenever she’s out in public, but when she was first aspiring to be a celebrity, some of the paparazzi were absolutely disgusting in the way they treated her.

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Kim Kardashian shares the horror of paparazzi upskirt pics

Back in the day, Kardashian was inexperienced in the ways that paparazzi would treat celebrities and had a pretty rude awakening about those who try to cross the lines of privacy.

Specifically, she found herself the victim of upskirting, where photographers would attempt to get a pic from underneath her skirt or dress.

Kardashian recounted the experience in her E! True Hollywood Story and explained how her pal, Paris Hilton, helped her out.

The reality star/beauty mogul shared how the paparazzi would lie on the ground to take pictures up her and Hilton’s skirts, sharing: “I remember we were sitting in her SLR Mercedes. And the doors flip up this way. And at that point, the paparazzi would lay on the ground to try and get a picture of you, up your dress, and she said, ‘Okay. We need to make sure you don’t give them that.’”

As if that wasn’t despicable enough, one of the photographers actually asked her, “So you don’t want anybody to see your p**sy?”

Hilton proved she had Kardashian’s back, ensuring that her friend wasn’t a victim to those kinds of trashy paparazzi tricks and really was responsible for Kardashian’s success.

She admitted: “[Paris] was such a great mentor for me. I really am grateful for my experiences with her… She’s a huge, huge reason of my success.”

Kardashian on privacy and social media

Kardashian used social media to build her successful brand, but she’s also got some thoughts on how to maintain privacy despite sharing so much with the world.

When she spoke at the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology convention this month, Kardashian shared how having kids changed her perspective about social media.

She explained: “I think at the beginning, I didn’t even know what the word privacy really meant. I was very OK with people knowing every detail of my life. As you get a little bit older and you have kids, and you realize you do want to value some privacy, I figured out a really good balance of sharing what I want to share.”

She added: “There definitely is oversharing. Especially when safety can be a factor… when there is so many eyes on you. I learned first hand that if you share too much it can be a little bit dangerous at times.”

“I move really cautiously now that I have kids, but I still love to be open and honest and that’s who I am and that’s my brand,” Kardashian noted. “There is a way to have both and to share but not feel like your whole life is being used just for social media. You do have to have balance.”