Khloe Kardashian has finally chosen her daughter’s legal guardian in case the worst should happen, but that’s not the most exciting True Thompson news.
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.