Khloe Kardashian Asked Twitter Where She Could Find A Biracial Baby Doll For Her Daughter And It Went As Well As You’d Expect
Representation is important for little girls in many ways, from the characters they see on TV to the toys they play with at home. It’s for that reason, there’s been a surge of new dolls on the market, particularly for Black girls, that depict greater diversity in terms of hair texture, skin tone, and even common conditions such as vitiligo. But when Khloe Kardashian put out a call for a biracial baby doll for her 8-month-old daughter True, well, Twitter wasn’t here for it.
Yesterday, the semi-new mom asked the Internet where she could find a “sweet looking biracial baby doll” that was “nothing too life like” for her little one whose father, Tristan Thompson, is Black. And while some brands stepped up to the plate to show off their offerings to the millionaire mother, most respondents wanted to know what exactly does a “biracial doll” look like, and why Khloe didn’t just search for a Black doll.
One woman had a theory as to why that might be. When one person asked how a doll is biracial, she posited what Khloe was really looking for was a “light skinned doll with good hair” — a sentiment actress Reagan Gomez shared.
Others took issue with the use of “sweet looking,” despite Khloe’s explanation that the sillicone dolls “freak” her out.
But there were some who had the reality star’s back, accusing others of being too sensitive and pointing out that they, too, wanted mixed dolls as a kid because they wanted a doll that looked like them.
As is usually the case with the Kardashians, the backlash to this tweet didn’t phase Khloe one bit. She even followed up to let her fans know she found a toy to her liking: a Götz Baby Doll from Potter Barn Kids named Natasha.
Do you think Khloe’s tweet was out of pocket?