It seems “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Masika Kalysha is learning less is more in certain cases.
One of those cases happened to her most recent photos that fans felt were overly saturated with filters and fine tuning. Her latest photo included a snapshot of herself apparently standing outside of Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California. The majority of the image was blurred in a bokeh effect except for Kalysha herself, who was clearly the focal point, wearing a tan bodysuit and ruffled skirt.
“I love wearing all nude when I have a good tan 😍,” she wrote in her caption.
Fans — perhaps unaware of what a bokeh effect does — were slightly thrown off by her photo, advising her to tone down the filtering.
“Lay off the cheesy filters this is way too much 🙄!”
“Girl you just post anything take that damn blur filter off.”
“Wassup with the edits 😕? I’m not feeling this and her body looks weird per usual.”
Kalysha often deals with flak from her Instagram followers. It’s gotten bad the point where she’s had to defend herself from folks who’ve body shamed her.
The reality star isn’t the only celeb who deals with social media bashing her appearance. Even Queen Bey herself has come in for criticism.
In 2017, after Beyoncé was spotted out at The 59th Grammy Awards heavily pregnant, a gossip site seemingly accused her of having lip injections. The headline read, “Something weird is going on with Beyoncé’s face,” and the post also said, “Look at her ‘new and improved’ lips.”
Queen Bey’s camp didn’t take the article too kindly, and her publicist Noel-Schure later released a statement saying, “What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me. … Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling? Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?”