Julie Chrisley addressed the racist social media comments directed towards her biracial eight-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.
Chloe is the daughter of Julie and Todd Chrisley’s estranged son Kyle Chrisley and Amber Johnson.
The Chrisley Knows Best star called the comments “unfathomable.”
Julie Chrisley is speaking out about the hateful comments her family has been dealing with on social media. In a new interview with Page Six, the Chrisley Knows Best star addressed the racist remarks online trolls have been making about her eight-year-old biracial granddaughter, Chloe.
“I can deal with just about anything, but the things that people have said about her on social media are absolutely unfathomable,” Julie said. “It breaks my heart and it makes me realize just how far we as a country still have to go. The things that people will say because they’re sitting behind a keyboard in a basement bedroom somewhere is just unbelievable.”
Julie and her husband Todd Chrisley took Chloe in as their own after their estranged son Kyle lost custody due to substance abuse.
In July, Todd experienced the hate firsthand. After he shared a photo to Instagram for Chloe’s birthday, one ignorant person left a racist comment on the post: “I’m sorry, I don’t like it. Marry your own color, it really screws up the kids.”
Todd had a kinder response than most people would have: “I hope that the lord lets you live long enough to see that color doesn’t screw kids up, but ignorance and hate most certainly will. I will pray that God tempers your heart and that he grants you clarity.”
Todd went into more detail about the racism Chloe has experienced on their podcast, Chrisley Confessions. “She is our child. And we are raising her every day, and we’re there for her when she’s sick, when she doesn’t sleep well, or to fix her food, or to take her to school, or to pick her up, or doctor’s appointments, dance appointments,” he said.
“So folks, that’s parents. I had probably 30, 40, 50 people of color come to me and ask, ‘What does a white man know about raising a Black child?’ And my response has always been, ‘I will love Chloe no differently than I loved her dad Kyle, Chase, Savannah, Lindsie, Grayson. I’m going to love her the same,’” he continued. “Love has no color.”
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