Khloé Kardashian posted a video on Instagram of her daughter, True, driving around in a pink, sparkly toy Bentley by Luxury Kids Car Club and captioned it: "I have so much fun with her" this past weekend. Cute, right?
Well, a troll decided to share some unsolicited opinions, according to E! News. "Great, another Kardashian in a Bentley, they wrote. "You guys are so oblivious to how your excessive spending looks to the outside world. I really loved your family's story and now just can't bare to watch as you spend all this money on worthless materialism. It's so sad."
Khloé was not having it and clapped back, writing, "Ummm you know this is not a real Bentley? It's a toy...no reason to get sad over a baby in a toy car. Either way I'm sorry you feel that way but I hope you have a great weekend! Focus on things that make you happy! Smile."
What could have been an ugly interaction actually turned into an interesting thread of comments. The person then replied to Khloé's statement:
"Appreciate you responding. Just figured it's something to be thinking about. You have so much influence and know you've had a positive impact on so many. Always ways we can improve as people, though - myself 100% included."
Khloé then replied again, writing in a lengthy comment:
"I appreciate this! I appreciate this message more than your first. I'm able to digest what you have to say because of how you stated it. I hear you. I personally don't believe that all we 'do is spend money on worthless materialism.' I'm not here to prove what I do or don't do. But what I can say is that I'm able to look myself in the mirror and sleep well at night. I'm able to do that because I know I'm a good person and life is all about balance. Yes, I do choose to spoil my daughter. I want to spoil her with love and as well with material items. She will also be raised with values, responsibilities, chores, respect, self love."
This is actually a really great conversation, and I wonder if part of the success of it was that the initial user decided to diffuse the situation by bringing the focus back on themselves. We support a healthy convo, not slamming someone behind a computer screen.