- (Photograph: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian)
Khloe Kardashian-Odom, the 28-year-old reality television star, is speaking out amid people questioning if her hand gestures on Instagram reflect the fact that she may be involved in a secret society.
Kardashian-Odom has been sharing images of her family vacation in Greece recently, where she flashed a symbol with her hand where the thumb and index finger meet while her remaining three fingers were held upright. Although the hand gesture has been associated with religious practices such as Buddhism, a number of entertainers have flashed the symbol with their hands and caused some to question if it held ties to the Illuminati, an alleged secret organization that some suspect secretly rules the world.
Kardashian-Odom posted an image of herself, half-brother Brody Jenner and 15-year-old sister Kylie Jenner, who also shared in flashing the hand symbol on Instagram. Some questioned why the pair were doing so.
One person questioned Kardashian-Odom's decision to flash the symbol while wearing a chain with a cross on her forehead.
"Why would she have a cross around her head while making a 'demonic' symbol," one person commented on Instagram. "Some of you people are total nuts."
Another person shared the same sentiments.
"That belongs to the devil smh," another person tweeted.
However, Kardashian-Odom decided to post another image with the symbol and stand up for her right to post her preferred hand gestures.
"Who knew my zen symbol was so controversial LOL #MyLifeMyHandMySymbol," Kardashian wrote on another Instagram picture where she featured a closeup of her hand symbol.
A fan of the reality television star defended Kardashian-Odom speaking out about using her use of the hand gesture on her Instagram image.
"She said it's the zen symbol, idiots," the person wrote. "Plus, why would you think khloe would worship the devil when she posts pics of the Bible sayings and etc?"
Kardashian-Odom has been vocal about her Christian beliefs, but decided to hush her critics by posting a Buddha statue flashing the same hand symbols that she and her younger sister used. Then, the reality television star decided to post another image of three large crosses.
Kardashian-Odom has not shied away from sharing her Christian faith in front of fans and followers on Twitter in the past.
"Thank you Lord Jesus for blessing me daily!!!!! I'm so blessed in so many ways," Kardashian-Odom tweeted last year. "I love you Lord!!!"