While Khloe shows off cute photos of baby True, some vile and racist trolls have criticized the literal baby for being “too dark.”
It’s both colorist and racist, and Khloe has been clapping back.
But after Khloe announced that she “doesn’t see color,” her followers began to school her on why she should never say that.
Khloe took a break from reading comments after racist trolls targeted True, but now she’s calling out cowardly trolls.
“I dislike the fact that people are allowed to comment on my daughter’s skin color,” Khloe begins.
She laments: “but as soon as I comment kindly back and praise her for all that she is, the comment gets erased.”
Khloe is happy to engage with racist trolls, but is noticing that they’re a cowardly lot.
“If you have the courage to post your nasty criticism,” Khloe says. “Please allow one to defend or comment back.”
“it takes time for us to understand and to be that calm and compassionate,” Khloe continued in subsequent tweets.
“We all, as humans needs to grow and evolve,” Khloe writes. “Life lessons teach us that. I’m proud of us”
Khloe continues: “We need to learn to praise all skin tones/ethnicities! Our beauty is in our differences.”
Obviously, this is all good — and not the part for which she’s gotten into trouble.
“We can learn so much! So proud of every human who is confident in who they are,” Khloe says. “I’m in my 30s I think I’m just finding this confidence.”
“Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I’m not complaining about that,” Khloe affirms. “Please state your opinion but allow me to State mine.”
For the record, if she just wants to counter someone’s mean tweet, she could post her opinion with a screencap of their mean tweet.
“I try to put myself in their shoes,” Khloe shares. “And maybe they were brought up in a different type of household then I was.”
(Perhaps in an overtly racist household rather than one that clearly fetishized black men, which is a less hostile form of racism)
“So instead of shaming I try to educate,” Khloe concludes. “In our household we do not see color. We see emotion and action. We see love. We feed off of energy.”
One fan corrected her, tweeting: “It’s not criticism it’s racism.”
“Saying she doesn’t see color is wrong,” tweeted another. “And now she’s going to help educate? When has she ever struggled in her life???”
“It just bothers me!” confessed another. “If you raise your daughter to not see color then that kid will grow up thinking it’s not important to march for civil rights because everyone is equal.
That tweeter continued their explanation: “Only white privileged actually believes that!”
It would be nice if we all lived in a truly equal society. Unfortunately, we know that this is not the case.
“The Kardashians obviously see colour hence the black men they date/marry,” another pointed out.
That tweet continues: “Khloe has no idea how racist that comment is because she’s not educated to know that not seeing colour means she’s disregarding or denying racism on POC.
The tweet concludes: “which her daughter is currently experiencing.”
“You should definitely see color, Khloe. It is beautiful,” another writes.
“It is what defines how we perceive and experience, especially for people of color,” that same tweeter explains.
“And considering your daughter is brown, you shouldn’t teach her to be blind to that,” that person adds. “The world won’t be blind to it, and neither should she.”
Of course, while some were pleading with Khloe to understand why she was wrong so say this, others had … other thoughts.
“No one should fall for this,” insisted a conspiracy theorist.
“This is a Kardashian PR sympathy stunt,” the tweet claims. “No one has said anything about True’s skin color other than paid Kardashian bots.”
We would love to believe that this is true, but it is not. Racism and colorism are all too real.
“This is a distraction from Tristan,” the tweet theorizes. “Shame on Khloé for using her baby as a shield for her cheating boyfriend.”
While some people used the opportunity to dunk on Khloe, most of these comments have a real point.
To explain this a little more directly … “we do not see color” promotes a harmful idea.
First of all, it ignores that different people experience the world in different ways.
Children of color, and particularly black children, have to be prepared for how the world will treat them.
That needs to be acknowledged.
Even a child of extraordinary privilege can face racism that their white parent did not. Khloe needs to know this.
Second of all, “I don’t see color” implies that there might be something wrong with certain skin colors.
“I don’t see color” implies that you don’t see someone’s flaw. Skin color is, obviously, never a flaw.
You love someone for who they are, not in spite of it or because you overlook who they are.
Words matter, folks.
And Khloe isn’t just a celebrity — she’s now the mother of a biracial daughter.
Her words matter more than ever.