It goes without saying that racist comments, whether they’re stated in real life or on social media, are reprehensible and inexcusable. But they’re especially stomach-turning when directed at a young child. Unfortunately, racist Instagram commenters, from behind the safety of their phone screens, decided to take aim at Khloé Kardashian’s 5-month-old daughter, True.
It all started last week, when Kim Kardashian West shared an adorable photo of the three Kardashian-Jenner babies, who were born this year.
“The Triplets,” she captioned the sweet picture.
A number of Instagram commenters, who apparently have nothing better to do with their time than attack babies, were quick to post abusive comments, primarily directed at True. In addition to criticizing her appearance (yes, really), there were also more than a few racist comments about True, who is biracial.
Although no one in the family has directly addressed the comments, it appears they haven’t gone unnoticed. Kardashian has continued to post photos of True, but has disabled the comments on all posts featuring her daughter.
Kardashian has kept comments open all photos that don’t include True, so it appears that she’s taken this step in an effort to protect her baby from hateful attacks.
Regardless of how you feel about the Kardashian-Jenner family, every halfway decent person can agree that racist comments directed at anyone are unacceptable — and it’s completely egregious to attack a baby for any reason whatsoever.