The Kardashian family just extended their legacy for another decade by having children at the same time and having them grow up together.
Kim Kardashian recently shared an image of Chicago West, True Thompson, and Stormi Webster, better known as “The Triplets,” all together looking as adorable as can be. The babies were gazed at someone or something getting their attention as the picture was snapped from the side.
Seriously look how cute they are.
But of course the Internet isn’t always a nice place and unfortunately, we have the First Amendment right to say whatever the fuck we want. So people began leaving the nasty, racist comments just as I expected them to.
I love babies and I was personally in awe with the image, however, I knew that although baby True was propped in the middle, shining bright like a diamond, naysayers would try to dim her light in comparison to her fair-skinned cousins, who all have Black fathers as well.
True Thompson was blessed with more melanin and haters were complaining that she was “too dark” and even went as far to lie and say that she’s “ugly.”
And of course you know people had to come through with their conspiracy theories saying True’s complexion is because Khloe’s biological father is O.J. Simpson. I thought it had a little something to do with who her actual father is. Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, who is Black himself. But what do I know, I’m just a writer.
I’m not a Kardashian Stan, but I truly do respect their hustle. They’ve definitely left their ever-lasting print on pop culture, whether it was done by appropriating and exploiting Black culture or selling sex. Either way, they’re about to be invited to all the cookouts because of their Black baby daddys and they have to be prepared, especially Khloe. But this will definitely require a group effort.
It’s important that these girls grow up with representation of phenomenal black women. True needs to know that she’s perfectly fine and her complexion isn’t a flaw. Similar to what just happened under the post, she’s going to be dealing with that for the rest of her life because she’s associated with a clan of women who are reigning in the beauty industry.
Besides making sure baby True’s confidence is through the roof, her cousins also have to be self-conscious of their roots and who their fathers are. North, Saint, Chicago, Dream, and Stormi are all bi-racial but have society’s “favorable” features, so they will definitely be privileged in comparison to their darker cousin, True. But it’s up to their family to educate them about who they are and teach them that beauty is defined by character. Not skin color.
That brings me back to my point of representation. There aren’t any Black women in the Kardashian family. They’ll never be able to fully understand what it’s like to be a Black woman in America. The battles of a Black woman is sometimes so subtle it’ll go unnoticed. For instance, “nude” bras or band-aids not being inclusive to darker skin. But it’s going to take a village to raise a child, and it won’t be easy, but the Karadashians are sure to do a good job.