Reality stars, Todd and Julie Chrisley went candid about their experiences with racists and internet trolls since embracing their biracial granddaughter, Chloe.
In one of their revealing interviews, “Chrisley Knows Best” stars, Todd Chrisley, and his wife, Julie Chrisley opened up about his experiences with racial trolls since becoming a grandfather to Chloe Chrisley.
The reality stars shared their take on the debatable subject during an interview with Tamron Hall of “Tamron Hall Show.”
The parents-of-five, and grandparents to 8-year-old Chloe explained how the racial attacks on the tot have affected the family. And most affected was the little girl.
Although the couple resolved initially to protect the kid from the public outburst by keeping her off their show, it dawned on them eventually that they needed another approach. He divulged:
“Keeping her off the show is not going to protect her against the ignorance of the world.”
He went on to establish that no political party could change the world’s perspective about racism. Rather, the only change that could be felt was one that begins at home. Hence, their decision to educate her to face the challenges head-on.
When asked if the youngster knew about the hate comments directed at her by racists, Todd Chrisley replied in the negative.
However, the 51-year-old disclosed that he and his wife Julie harnessed the information to prepare her for what to expect in life as a result of her color.
Todd’s wife has also expressed her displeasure over the disheartening racial comments the family had to endure over the years. In a January interview, the 48-year-old divulged:
“I can deal with just about anything. But the things that people have said about her on social media are absolutely unfathomable. It breaks my heart.”
Todd and Julie Chrisley have been known for their fierce defense of Chloe, their son Kyle’s biracial daughter from a previous relationship.
Last June, Chloe’s grandfather clapped back at an internet troll following a racist attack on the youngster on Instagram. The troll implied it was only appropriate to marry someone of the same color, as engaging with a different race screwed up the kids.
In response, the grandfather reproached the Instagram user for the myopic thinking. He divulged how much he hoped the Lord let the troll live long enough to discover ignorance and hate, rather than color screwed up more with a child.
With two grandparents ever-ready to rise in her defense at any cost, Chloe Chrisley was sure equipped to face whatever racial slurs the world throws at her