Take that! Kim took to her website to defend herself against haters who have slammed her for donating just 10 percent of her eBay Giving Works auction proceeds to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Kim Kardashian has always been generous with her earnings, but after she announced that proceeds for her eBay auction last week would “go directly to the communities they’re serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives,” critics accused her of giving the public the wrong impression about how much money would actually go to the victims. Kim, 33, was so “hurt” by the attacks that she penned a post aimed at her naysayers, called “Giving Comes From The Heart.”
Kim Kardashian Gives 10% Of ALL Earnings To Charity — Defends eBay Auction
Poor Kim! All she wants to do is help those who are less fortunate than her, but it seems she can’t win. Here’s what she had to say to her critics:
I feel compelled to speak about something that is in my head and my heart. Over the years, I’ve had to grow a thick skin. Being in the public eye, there are times I feel like I get criticized for any and everything I do. I’m used to it now. I just choose not to feed into negativity or become consumed by it.
The problem comes in when I get attacked for giving and trying to help people. My dad always taught me the importance of giving back. I don’t publicize everything I do to help charities and people all over the world. I do it because I want to. I do it because my dad taught me to. I do it because it’s the right thing to do. So for people to attack me for giving 10% of my eBay auction sales to the people of the Philippines, that hurts.
I do eBay auctions monthly and change the charity or church from time to time. I give 10% of all my earnings to charities, not just these eBay auctions. This month it’s for the people of the Philippines, last month was Life Change Community Church.
In regards to these eBay auctions, when the eBay numbers get broken down, the auction management agency that posts for me gets a percentage for all of their hard work, then eBay listing fees, end of auction fees, eBay Store fees, Paypal fees, etc., all add up to about half of the sale. Then I give 10% to a charity.
Truth is how the # is broken down, is neither here nor there. The people of the Philippines need all of our help, no matter how big or small.
Over the last 5+ years, I have listed thousands of items on eBay Giving Works for various causes. I will continue to do what is in my heart and am happy to know many others have enjoyed purchasing from me, as they too are giving with me.
Giving comes from the heart. We all need to be reminded of this as we celebrate the holiday season this year.
You tell ’em, Kim! We’re so proud of her for standing up for herself. After all, Kim, who is said to be worth approximately $40 million, donates more than just 10 percent of her eBay auctions to charity — she also donates 10 percent of her income from every one of her endorsement deals, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. That kind of giving definitely adds up!
“Nobody has to give anything, and yet Kim gives 10 per cent of everything and now she is being judged for it,” Kim’s rep says.
Kim Kardashian Regrets Not Selling New North West Pics — Offered $1 Million
Kim didn’t receive a dime for sharing a new batch of adorable photos of her daughter, North West, on her Instagram page recently, but she could have earned upwards of a million bucks if she had sold the the snaps! While Kim and fiance Kanye West have made it a point to not monetize Nori’s baby pictures, Kim now realizes the money could have gone to charity.
Kim “feels a little stupid that she didn’t do that, but she was enjoying being a mother,” by taking and immediately sharing the pictures on her Instagram page. Well, it’s the thought that counts, Kim!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Kim donate more than 10 percent of her earnings to charity? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee