It is no secret that Kim Kardashian is a multi-millionaire, so when she announced that she would be donating a portion of her earnings from her eBay auction to the victims of the Philippines typhoon, it sounded like an awesome idea. However, as the saying goes, “when it sounds too good to be true…it usually is.” Only ten percent of her earnings will be donated to the Philippine communities.
Kardashian explained her idea on her personal website. “Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, which is a nonprofit organization that provides critical health services on remote islands where families are struggling to access medical care and basic resources like food, clean drinking water and vital medications,” she said.
Check out my @ebay auction with proceeds supporting those affected in the Philippines @IMC_Worldwide… http://t.co/MkwS6PCQ6N
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) November 22, 2013
“The proceeds will 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,” she said. “My prayers and thoughts are with those affected by the typhoon. Check out my eBay auction here and support those who need our help in the Philippines. Xo”
Kim Kardashian was selling her things on EBay for charity to aid the Philippines. She failed to mention she kept 90% of the profits
— Uncle Luke (@LukeThompson51) November 22, 2013
While Kardashian may have had very good intentions, it seems like it has caused more furry than good. People are disgusted that she would only donate ten percent, especially when she is selling items like Vera Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Rebecca Taylor, Chanel, which all sell for hundreds and thousands of dollars. Sorry Kim, but it doesn’t sound like your charity is very charitable.
hey @KimKardashian only 10% of your auction goes to charity? is that because you can't count any higher than 10? pls advise
— KevyMetalWorld (@KevyMetalWorld) November 23, 2013
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