The Kardashian-Jenners are no strangers to receiving hateful comments on social media, but this time, racist trolls are coming for the youngest family members. Over the weekend, Khloé Kardashian faced a particularly vicious bout of cyberbullying that might be among the most inappropriate yet, since commenters began leaving racist and colorist comments about her five-month-old daughter, True Thompson.
It all began on Friday, when Kim Kardashian uploaded a photo on Instagram and Twitter of her daughter Chicago West, Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster, and True, all of whom were born within three months of one another. Almost immediately, as BuzzFeed reports, the offensive comments began rolling in, with several Instagram and Twitter users replying to the photo to criticize True — who is, again, literally five months old — for having darker skin than her two older cousins.
Fortunately, not every social media user has such ridiculous views, and many stood up for True and her mom, calling out the hateful, racist, and colorist comments about True's appearance. "For those of you who still don't believe colorism is a thing, do me a favor and go read all the idiotic comments under the picture of Chicago West, Stormi Webster, and True Thompson. People in the year of 2018 are calling a less than year old baby 'ugly' because she is too dark," one person tweeted.
Others shared similar sentiments, with many adding that True is perfect just as she is, and sending Khloé the strength and wisdom to guide her daughter through these disgusting attacks. "I pray Khloé tells baby True how beautiful she is every single day. I hope she tells her how beautiful her complexion is. I just want to protect that sweet baby by any means necessary," read one such post.
Earlier this year, the new mom responded to someone who tweeted that True was "not cute at all." She wrote on Twitter,"What self-respecting adult would even comment on a child's appearance? What type of disgusting human being are you? It's pathetic that you are this miserable in your life."
Since this recent bout of vicious comments, though she hasn't made a public comment, Khloé Kardashian has turned off comments on a recent photo she posted of her five-month-old daughter True on Tuesday, September 18, as pointed out by Buzzfeed.
Kardashian appears to have disabled comments not only on this photograph but also on an additional follow-up image of herself seated on a couch with the caption, "WORK." However, comments remain active on previous photos and on a photograph posted late Tuesday.
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