Khloe Kardashian has come under fire after stating that she ‘doesn’t see color’ — which some people have equated with ‘turning a blind eye’ to racism.
The reality TV star, 34, took to Twitter on Friday to respond to racist comments some people have left after she shared photos of her five-month-old daughter True on social media.
In her response, Khloe wrote in part: ‘In our household we do not see color. We see emotion and action. We see love. We feed off of energy.’
Backlash: Khloe Kardashian is facing criticism after claiming she doesn’t ‘see’ color in her response to cruel trolls who commented on photos of her daughter True
Message: In her response, Khloe wrote in part: ‘In our household we do not see color. We see emotion and action. We see love. We feed off of energy’
While many people reached out to Khloe to express their support, that particular line didn’t sit well with many Twitter users, who urged her to instead acknowledge and celebrate all ethnicities.
‘To say you don’t see color means you are turning a blind eye to the blatant racism that [people of color]… more specifically black people face DAILY!’ one person wrote in response to Khloe.
‘Trust me when I tell you in this world your daughter will be seen as black and you don’t even know how to prepare her for what’s to come. SMH.’
‘You should both see color and celebrate it. “I don’t see color” is total bs,’ another person tweeted.
‘IMO, it’s okay to see color. POC should love themselves for all that they are and noticing differences in race, background and experiences is okay,’ someone else chimed in. ‘Judging people based on it is wrong.’
Response: While many people reached out to Khloe to express their support, that particular line didn’t sit well with many Twitter users
Chiming in: Many people urged Khloe to instead acknowledge and celebrate all ethnicities
This isn’t the first time a Kardashian has said she doesn’t ‘see’ color.
Back in October 2017, Khloe’s sister Kim, 37, faced criticism after dressing up as the late singer Aaliyah.
Some found it offensive, such as one Twitter user who told her at the time: ‘Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but OK…’
Kim responded to the backlash on her app, writing: ‘For me, it’s always about love and respect. I loved that Kourtney was Michael Jackson for one of her costumes, and that my son was Axl Rose.
‘We don’t see color in my home. We were paying homage to people and artists we love and respect— it’s that simple!’
On Friday, Khloe accused those who made offensive comments of deleting their messages after she responded to them.
‘I dislike the fact that people are allowed to comment on my daughter’s skin color but as soon as I comment kindly back and praise her for all that she is, the comment gets erased,’ she tweeted.
‘If you have the courage to post your nasty criticism please allow one to defend or comment back.’
She wrote in another tweet: ‘We need to learn to praise all skin tones / ethnicities! 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.’