Kim Kardashian Defends Charitable Giving, Slams Critics

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Kim Kardashian is going on the offensive.

The reality star understands she may get criticized from time to time, and she tries hard to ignore most of the haters.

But she went off on a Twitter user who criticized her parenting last week - and now she's done the same to all critics who called Kim out for her recent eBay auction that benefited typhoon disaster relief in the Philippines.

As a quick refresher:

Kardashian auctioned off a few items from her closet in late November, saying on her blog that the money raised would go to those affected by this horrific storm.

However, many noticed the fine print read that only 10% of the proceeds would actually go to charity... and blasted Kim for the self-centered, misleading online event.

"My dad always taught me the importance of giving back," Kardashian writes in a new blog post. "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."

She was far from finished, too, explaining how the auctions work and that fees (for eBay itself, for PayPal, etc.) add up to the point where she's not really profiting from these endeavors and adding:

"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...

"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."

What do you think of Kim's explanation? Of the criticism that came her way? Was it over the top? Deserved? Does she simply suck all the time and can never win? Or might Kim Kardashian really mean well sometimes?


If anyone of you judges have ever given to charity, even a cent, then you're justified to judge others but who made you a judge? Haven't you heard, 'remove speck from your eyes first before you can think of removing from others'? If those swimming in their riches and always having a good time, could remember the poor for once, not to talk of setting such a goal to bless the poor of 10% of their earning then they've done noble. What have you done even for your neighbour?


If anyone of you has ever given to charity, even a cent, then be justified for criticising someone else for even remembering the poor in her riches, no matter how small but who told you you had the right to judge others? Remove speck from your eyes first before you poke your nose to remove from another. Cheerio!!!


I believe with all that garbage that Kim Kardtrashian crams down the throat os the American public---she can afford a tiny Ebay fee and postage! Good grief, does she think we are as stupid as her?


There are some celebrities that do nothing but sit on their mass fortunes and tell stories of how they helped. Yes 10% is not a lot but it is more than some give. Plus all of her charitable donations go as a tax credit so they are encouraged to donate a certain amount per month to save money at the end of the year. Oprah donated 100 million to africa and schools. Why is nobody ripping her for not using that money to help the children of the u.s.? Country singer luke bryan just donated 100,000 to cancer research. Why not 200,000? He rich right? We expect a lot of these people and when they do help its never enough


for real the clothes they wear, straight out ugly and they call that fashion! i'm surprised designers make the K's sizes there all thick. noone hates on you, you are pretty. but the things say and do make you look ugly,o.k. we get it you got money. have ever been with a guy that has money and talks about it ALL THE TIME,i got this and i got that and i already been there and done that, and when it comes to paying the bill, his delaying or jestering everyone take your cash out,or trys to get it free.WELL GIRL THAT ALL YOU!!!!! when you speak it's like your spoiled brat or to good, girl! you should open to talk to the public, that's how you get paid, right!


Why defend herself if it was not true facts. Kim just made herself look really stupid by just commenting why not just ignore that would have been the right thing to do. People are tired of kim,khloe,kendall,kanye,kris j everything kardashian/kanye/jenner girls. Notice how the men in this family seems distant from the public eyes lately hmm. Very strange.


Not saying that she has to incur the EBay fees and shipping, but she SHOULD be donating 100% profits made after the fees. Let's face it, all those things she sells were probably given to her for free. 10% is an absolute JOKE! So greedy, she really has no clue...


I find it pathetic that some sad people (that just simply seem to live for hating others) take the time to slam her for something like this. She's trying to help and people start crying. 10% is better than nothing, and seriously, why should she give more? Because she's rich? That's just an excuse used by bitter people to justify their weak opinions.


Klohe is a fat, tranny and digesting.


Yeah, what a person CAN give. I have 2 kids and a mortgage. U better be damn sure I would be giving more than that tiny% if I hit the lottery or was rich. Damn, that needle eye is tiny, huh Klohe ?

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So far, designing is the most exciting thing I’ve done... I have a vision of what I want [the clothes] to look like in my mind and it’s fun to see it come alive on paper.

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