For some Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans, a comment from one of the reality TV family members would be a pretty big deal.
Every day, millions of people comment on the women’s photos, hoping for a response. Of course, some of those commenters aren’t exactly fans. It’s no secret that public sentiment is very split when it comes to the Kardashians. Many leave comments critical of the women, mainly concerning their appearance and lifestyle. When Khloé Kardashian recently got one such comment on a video of daughter True Thompson, she decided to engage in conversation with the fan instead of blowing up.
The comment came on a video of 1-year-old True driving around in a pink sparkly toy Bentley. The little girl smiled and looked around as her mom tried to talk her into blowing a kiss. In the comments, a former fan discussed how the Kardashians’ seeming obsession with materialism has been a turnoff. The commenter also spoke on how it’s harmful, especially where it’s applied to their children. Khloé responded, sparking a conversation.
If you’ve been a longtime fan of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you know that Khloé Kardashian had a long road to motherhood before welcoming daughter True Thompson. Khloé has always been the fun aunt, happily taking her sisters’ kids for adventures.
Khloé tried getting pregnant during her first marriage. At the time, Khloé discussed her fertility issues on the show. What many people didn’t know was that the fertility issues were not with Khloé but with then-husband Lamar Odom.
While trying to deal with Lamar’s bigger issues, Khloé allowed the fertility-struggle narrative to continue. Later, she visited a gynecologist and revealed that her earlier attempts to get pregnant had been exaggerated. She knew that her situation with Lamar was unstable and didn’t think bringing a child into it would make matters better.
When Khloé revealed that she was expecting her first child with then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, some took digs at her for lying about her fertility struggles. Khloé clarified her situation when she could have ignored it.
Khloé’s real fans were overjoyed for her news. While Khloé’s personal fertility struggles were ultimately ones she was able to overcome, fans understood how long she had wanted a child and couldn’t have one for a variety of issues, including medical ones.
Since becoming a mom, Khloé has caught a lot of heat from mommy shamers. The reasons are endless and, quite frankly, petty. It seems like Khloé can’t win when haters bash her for every single thing she does with or without her daughter.
Khloé has been shamed for frequently wrapping True’s hair in hair wraps. People have accused the reality star of being ashamed of her daughter’s natural hair and trying to hide it with the accessories, which Khloé shut down.
Khloé was also attacked for her signature long nails. People reasoned that with nails that long, there’s no way Khloé could care for a baby, and by wearing her nails that way, it’s clear she always needs help caring for True.
Khloé was also attacked after photos showed her on a weekend outing with True and True’s nanny at a local farmer’s market. Trolls slammed her as being unable to spend any time alone with her child. Khloé responded that she doesn’t treat people like help but rather as part of her family, and she includes them whenever possible.
The most recent attack on Khloé came from someone who purports to be a former fan of the reality star. This person left a comment on a recent video of True playing in a toy Bentley. The commenter came after Khloé for her “excessive spending” on her daughter.
Khloé decided to comment back, noting that it was just a toy and nothing to be so upset about. She ended her comment with her signature positivity, which actually got a comment back from the original commenter.
After the commenter found a more productive way to state the original message, Khloé replied and thanked the commenter for coming at her with a better tone and energy. She pointed out that while she’s aware she spoils her daughter, that won’t always be the case.
“I want to spoil her with love as well with material items,” Khloé wrote. “She will also be raised with values, responsibilities, chores, respect, self love… We all work hard and we are able to spend our money in the way that we choose. I hope that’s what comes across to ‘the outside world’, To lead with love above anything else.”
It’s commendable of Khloé to engage in conversations with her fans, especially about a matter where it’s unlikely her views will be understood or taken seriously. At the end of the day, all she can do is speak to her experience and live her truth. It won’t be enough for everyone, but it’s no one’s job to please the world.