05/10/2016 04:21 EDT | Updated 05/10/2016 04:59 EDT

Khloe Kardashian Opens Up About Her Photoshopped Gym Selfie

Keepin' it ~real~.

Back in February, Khloe Kardashian came under fire for Photoshopping a selfie which she took post-workout.

Fans were quick to note the curve in the door in the background of the photo, which suggests the 31-year-old reality TV star manipulated the pic.

Not one to take hate, Kardashian was quick to bite back, removing the altered image and posting the original shot instead with the caption "If only hatin burned calories how dope yall would be. Too bad it doesn't. Here's the OG shot. The petty movement ain't cute. Oh and I almost forgot.... Namaste 🚪🚪🚪."

Now, Koko is explaining why she edited the image in the first place.

Writing on her official website/app, the Complex cover girl says she was in a car accident at the age of 16 which led to multiple leg surgeries (this is also why she is often seen wearing a knee brace when she works out. This resulted in her right leg being 1.5 inches thinner than her left, as her muscles have never fully recovered from the accident and surgeries.

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

"Whenever I post a picture of my legs on Instagram, everyone comments on how fucked up my knees look," she writes on the site. "It's because I've had reconstructive surgery, you assholes!"

She continues, "It's funny because everyone made a big stink about this Instagram photo below because I Photoshopped it. Yes, I did Photoshop it, but I was trying to make my thinner leg look bigger to match my other leg!!! All I want are big, thick thighs and I hate how skinny my legs are."

Moral of the story? Leave KoKo alone!

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