Khloe Kardashian's Tiger Cub Pic Causes Another Selfie Controversy

by Jackie Willis 12:13 PM PDT, May 28, 2015
Playing Khloe Kardashian's Tiger Cub Pic Causes Another Selfie Controversy

Khloe Kardashian just can't catch a break!

After getting slammed for posting a pic of her wearing a niqab face covering during her trip to Dubai, Khloe also came under fire on Thursday when she posted a selfie of her cuddling with a tiger cub.

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The image caused some uproar among those fighting for animal rights who felt the pic promoted the captivity of wild creatures. "We're disappointed to see yet another celebrity posing with a wild animal," Silia Smith of World Animal Protection told Daily Mail. "Tiger cubs belong in the wild, with their mothers -- not in captivity for use as entertainment or photo props."

Khloe posed for pics with an array of animals, including snaps with a stingray and an orangutan, but it was the cub photo that seemed to anger activists the most.

My new best friend, Dior!!! 🐒 I had the most incredible day!! Thank you for such a blessed experience! #MyDubai

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A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

"Not slamming Khloe at all. I love her and her ethics. I hate the practice of animal exploitation and tourism," one commenter said of the image.

"This is just disgusting," another Instagram user wrote. "And I was so disappointed to see you wearing fur in the last [Keeping Up with the Kardashians] episode. I knew it was all marketing that your were 'against it' but still sad about it."

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"I thought you were against it? All for a photo op?" another comments reads. "Disgusting... You should be ashamed!!!"

Meanwhile, Khloe's estranged husband Lamar Odom sent out his first tweet in nearly a year on Thursday. Sharing some artwork of himself on Instagram, the M.I.A. basketball pro wrote: "Appreciate the love."

How do you feel about Khloe posing with a tiger cub?

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