Todd Chrisley, 51, clapped back at an Instagram troll who made a racist comment about his 7-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.
Chloe is biracial and the daughter of Todd’s son, Kyle Chrisley.
The Chrisley Knows Best star has raised Chloe since she was six months old.
Social media can be a cesspool of hate—and Todd Chrisley has made it clear that he is not here for it. The Chrisley Knows Best star recently shut down an Instagram troll who made racist comments about his biracial granddaughter.
On Thursday, Todd shared a sweet photo with seven-year-old Chloe, who is his son Kyle’s daughter from a previous relationship. Todd and his wife, Julie, have raised Chloe after gaining custody when she was six months old following Kyle’s struggle with substance abuse.
“Silent Racism, I Love How God Made Me, and It’s Enough. Today I am joined by surprise guest Chloe for a conversation about race and racism in America,” he wrote in the caption. Chloe was a guest on Todd and Julie’s podcast, Chrisley Confessions.
While many fans gushed over the photo, calling it “absolutely beautiful” and “precious,” one Instagram user left a racist remark about Chloe: “I’m sorry I don’t like it marry your own color it really screws up the kids,” the comment read.
“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,” Todd responded. “I will pray that God tempers your heart and that he grants you clarity.”
Todd opened up about raising a biracial daughter in the U.S. in the recent podcast episode. “Chloe knows what’s going on in the country. She sees it on the news, she sees it in our house, she hears the conversations that are going on,” he said.
Then, he asked his granddaughter to recall what she recently told him while they were swimming in a pool. “I have a Black mom and a white dad, and I love how God made me,” Chloe said. “That’s right,” Todd replied, who then asked her if she was happy with her skin color.
“Yes,” Chloe answered. Todd made it clear that they celebrate her skin color in the house. “We love it and it’s beautiful,” he said.
Even though Chloe is just seven years old, Todd believes she should be involved in these kinds of conversations. “She needs to know that this country, this world as they see her, they will see you as Black,” he said.
“We’re having these conversations with Chloe because at the end of the day, at seven years old, it’s unfortunate because guess what folks, I didn’t have to have these conversations with my white children. Because it was assumed that they would be treated fairly,” he said. “I never had to have a racial conversation with my children other than to say, ‘Be kind. Always be courteous. Be respectful. Skin color doesn’t matter. What matters is how someone treats you.’”
Todd said that when they took over custody of Chloe when she was six months old, they loved every minute of it. “What would my life be without you?” Todd asked Chloe. “You would cry,” she responded.
“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 continued. “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, Garyson. I’m going to love her the same.’”
“Love has no color,” he said.
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