You might have to look twice when you see “Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T next to his adorable five-year-old daughter, Chanel. The little girl happens to be the spitting image of her famous dad, and the internet is here for it.
Fans first noticed the similarity when Ice-T’s wife Coco Austin posted a picture of her and Chanel on both their Twitter pages. The mother and daughter hung out backstage at “RockFest,” where the “Law & Order” star’s band BodyCount performed.
Peep the pic in the top right corner of the post, and tell me that’s not a “small Ice T.”
The Internet Responds to Chanel and Ice-T Being ‘Twins’
The internet went wild over the lookalike father and daughter, so of course, memes started popping up everywhere. When the pic of Chanel first started going viral, the “Law & Order” actor posted a sweet photo of her as a baby, thanking fans for the thousands of followers she gained overnight. But Friday, Ice-T posted a more up-to-date pic of the popular five-year-old.
In the photo, Chanel curls up in the seat on what looks like a private jet, scrolling through a tablet. Her serious face and bright pink headband show she means business as she keeps scrolling.
“Chanel… Checking all the memes of her on the net this week…. @babychanelnicole,” the “Law & Order” star wrote.
Given how many iconic lines and photos exist of Ice-T online, it’s no surprise that fans quickly substituted Chanel’s face in for some quality memes. But fans also hoped that Ice-T’s daughter wouldn’t see too many hurtful or negative posts about her.
“I hope there’s nothing mean in there. I mean, I know she’s gonna grow up knowing how to handle that because her parents are badasses. But still man, she’s a kid and we internet dwellers need to be respectful of that,” Twitter user Jim commented on the “Law & Order” actor’s post.
Another Twitter user said, “The fact that it’s grown adults participating in making fun of a baby is disgusting… If the jokes were on your kids would it be funny social media is sickening sometimes.”
But overall, most of the people commenting on Ice-T’s posts talked about how adorable Chanel was and he unbothered she seems by the attention.
Ice-T Preps for Season 23 of ‘Law & Order: SVU’
A few days ago, Ice-T posted another pic of Chanel and Coco standing outside a private jet with their four bulldogs. He captioned the post, “Headed back to NJ/NY from AZ. Coco’s sister and daughter, Chanel and her 4 Bulldogs. SVU starts tomorrow! #SVUSeason23.”
Now that filming is underway, viewers can expect to see Ice-T as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on “Law& Order: SVU” as soon as Thursday, Sept. 23.