Kim Kardashian Should Know Better Than to Donate a Measly Amount to Charity
I guess expecting Kim Kardashian to know better than this was expecting too much — which is sad, because you'd think that having a net worth over $40 million would inspire a person to be slightly more charitable. According to Yahoo OMG!, Kim Kardashian's charity efforts are nothing compared to Victoria Beckham's — and the reality star is donating only 10 percent of auction proceeds to aid the victims in the Philippines.
Beckham and her husband, on the other hand, are reported to have dropped off "more than 20 boxes" of designer clothes and other items at a British Red Cross shop, which gives them a profit of about... zero dollars. You know, how charity should be.
According to the reports, Kardashian, who put up her eBay shop yesterday (not relevant, but still amusing: Her username, created in 2002, is "kimsaprincess") and posted everything from Chanel bags to items from her Kardashian Kollection, is allegedly keeping 90 percent of the funds raised for herself.
Look — it's great that Kardashian is doing something to aid the victims, and really, any contribution is going to help in some way. But it's pretty ridiculous that she, with her own reality television show, can only spare about 10 percent when she's writing blog posts about how so very "special" this auction is. This blog post about the auction, for instance:
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. 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. 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
Even if Kardashian raises $10,000 — which could very well happen if all of her items sell at the rate they're being bid on now — 10 percent of that is only $1,000. Still charitable, yes, but not quite as honest as the auction page makes it seem.