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Over the weekend, Kim shared a photo of baby cousins Chicago, True, and Stormi, all seated side-by-side in one shot.
It is a very precious photo — though some vile trolls saw it as a chance to cyberbully one famous baby in particular.
From left to right, you’re looking at Chicago West, True Thompson, and Stormi Webster!
Kim, Khloe, and Kylie’s respective babies were all born just a couple of months apart during the first several months of 2018 — with Stormi in the center.
Chicago was born first, on January 15. Stormi was born on February 1. True came last but not least, on April 12.
These babies aren’t even a year old yet and they all look unspeakably cute, with many commenting that they could be sisters.
In fact, it was Kim who captioned the photo: “The Triplets.”
Unfortunately, there are some truly unpleasant people in this world who are somehow so shameless that they feel free to write nasty things about a literal baby.
“I hate that True is so dark,” writes one troll. “The other two are a nice mix … she’s a cute kid just too dark.”
Fun tip: a music playlist can be a nice mix. Do not use that phrase to refer to a human being — literally ever!
“Not being mean, but True is not cute at all!” insisted another hater. “Don’t @ me!”
You will be pleased to know that dozens of people did, in fact, @ this person.
Another was even more blunt.
“True is so ugly …” they wrote. “Don’t at me!”
True is not ugly and, thankfully, people did @ this hater.
“True is not a cute baby at all,” another commenter claimed. “Y’all can agree with me too.”
Weird, because we have all of these pictures of True looking super cute, and not a single photo or video of True not being an adorable little baby.
Unfortunately, what is at play here is more than just haters calling a baby ugly — it’s racism.
There is a reason for which these trolls singled out True over Chicago and Stormi, and that reason is her skin tone.
Some of the comments even admit it, calling her “too dark.” That is vicious and hateful.
Most of the trolling at True’s expense is straight-up racism.
Some of the comments are racism’s less famous sibling, colorism, which exists even within minority communities and exalts light-skinned people while disparaging those with darker skin pigment.
The fact of the matter is that True looks a little more like her father, while both Chicago and Kylie have a stronger resemblance to their mothers.
There’s more to it than True’s skin tone, but it’s no surprise that emboldened racists don’t see anything beyond melanin.
In reality, we can see that True is very, very cute. Sadly, this may be a preview of comments to come unless we make a lot of social progress.
We shudder at the thought of True entering her teens and seeing this kind of hate directly.
Hopefully, the world will be a kinder place in 2031. For True, her cousins, and the rest of us.
Chicago West was ready for primetime this week.
Not that the infant was really given a choice.
On the latest installment of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim and Kanye’s surrogate was very close to giving birth (man, these episodes were filmed a loooong time ago), as the series gave fans an inside look at Kardashian’s baby-naming process.
How did she arrive at North and then Saint and, as we all know by now, Chicago?
While at lunch with Kourtney, Kim said that she might want to look at “zodiac signs” as inspirations for her thid child.
Kourtney wasn’t in love with the idea, however, strangely commenting: “No, that’s like, the devil.”
In the end, of course, Kim and her rapping husband went with the city in which the latter was born over anything allegedly related to Satan.
“They’re gonna go crazy and then they’ll get used to it, and then they’ll go, ‘oh that’s normal,'” Kim remarked, acknowledging the likely reaction to this unusual name.
The name clearly is way out there, but the child herself is quite adorable:
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Khloe was also close to giving birth during this episode, and she made a major/awkward announcement at one point.
She decided between Kim and Kourtney as the godparent of her impending daughter.
“I always thought Kourtne would be the godparent of my child,” she said in a confessional.
However, Khloe admitted that she had grown closer to Kim of late, prompting Kourtney to almost campaign for the gig by dissing her sibling as a mother.
“You know who’s always sick? North and Saint,” she said to Khloe, sort of randomly and definitely with an ulterior motive.
Could Kris Jenner be of any assistance?
When Khloe asked her mom for advice, Kris compared the parenting style of Kim and Kourtney, both of whom have three children.
“Kourtney has a certain set of values and she goes to church,” she said, adding of Kim:
“She’s very hands on with the home work … the grooming’s impeccable.”
Okay, so: Kourtney will try to instill positive, Christian values in your child and Kim will make sure she looks stylist.
Who do you choose, Khloe?
Kim, of course!
“From what I envision my parenting style to be, I envision it more like Kim, a little bit stricter,” Khloe said, causing further friction between herself and Kourtney.
“Once Khloe has her own daughter and she is really a mom she will realize we have more in common than she thinks as far as parenting styles,” Kourtney later told the camera.
There was also a very dumb flash mob non-prank this week, along with a tease about next Sunday’s episode.
As the installment concluded, we were given got a rare peek into Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy, with the family discovered she was going into labor.
In a testimonial shot, the beauty expert explained of her pregnancy.
“I’m not trying to keep a secret. I’m really doing this for myself.”
Well, the secret is now out.
And we’ll learn a lot more about it next Sunday, apparently.
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