"I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?," Kim wrote in the letter. "I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws," she added
The pictures appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported.
The series of seductive snapshots show her wearing nothing but her birthday suit and baby pink stiletto pumps as she lies on a bed