And there’s a catch. Khloe didn’t buy True a real Bentley, but a pedal-car Bentley. It’s finished in sparkling purple and that’s about it.
She shared a video of True in the said Bentley and got criticized for it. Why? Some felt that’s too much.
“Great, another Kardashian in a Bentley. You guys are so oblivious to how your excessive spending looks to the outside world,” one commenter wrote. “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.”
Khole did have quite a polite and sensible response: “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 that you feel that way and have a great weekend. Focus on things that make you happy! Smile!”
Which is quite right. When other parents buy pedal cars for their kids of big name car companies, there’s no problems there. But when someone famous does it, it’s a problem all of a sudden.
And there was more. The same poster said Khloe has a lot of influence and should continue to use it for positive impact. And also to continue to improve as a person as all people should.
Khloe responded again and said she appreciates the message and comment. “I hear you”, she writes. Then she added this long message: “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 as well with material items. 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.”
So, yeah, It’s worth thinking about. It’s a parent’s choice at the end of the day.