We know Khloé Kardashian is strong. She’s proven it hundreds of times over on live television, online, and everywhere else that the paparazzi follow, and this month, she’s demonstrated how deeply her resilience runs. Last week saw Kardashian standing up to internet commenters criticizing her five-month-old daughter, True, for not sharing the biracial characteristics of her infant cousins. Kardashian’s responses defended her daughter against the onslaught of colorism. Now, she’s calling out the trolls too cowardly to even allow her that.
“I dislike the fact that people are allowed to comment on my daughters skin color but as soon as I comment kindly back and praise her for all that she is, the comment gets erased,” Kardashian posted on Twitter. “If you have the courage to post your nasty criticism please allow one to defend or comment back.” Instead of reading her comments and, you know, trying to learn from them and grow as a person, the trolls are apparently deleting their comments when Kardashian responds to them.
“We need to learn to praise all skin tones/ethnicities!” Kardashian wrote. “Our beauty is in our differences. We can learn so much! So proud of every human who is confident in who they are. I’m in my 30s I think I’m just finding this confidence. So I am patient with others. But allow me to voice mine.”
The only thing possibly shadier than talking shit about a five-month-old infant is being so cowardly that when someone calls you out, you don’t have the backbone to stand by what you said. It’s the internet, so filth reigns everywhere—but the Kardashians built their empire off of owning their circumstances and not letting anything go unsaid. It must be unimaginably frustrating for Kardashian to put in the emotional labor of being kind to a troll, only to have her response disappear along with their words.
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like Kardashian is letting the trolls affect her happiness.
–Khloé Kardashian Shouldn’t Have to ‘Block Out’ Racist Remarks About True
–Meghan Markle Reveals What It’s Like to Be a Biracial Woman in Hollywood
–Khoudia Diop: I Want to Show Women It’s Not ‘Bad’ to Be Dark