Kim Kardashian made one of her many headlines a few weeks ago when it was announced that she was putting her clothing up for sale on eBay to support a good cause – the typhoon relief in the Philippines. However, drama soon followed after it was revealed that Kim was only donating 10% of all the proceeds to the actual cause.
Naturally, everyone questioned the star’s reasons and they were hardly quiet about it. However now, weeks later, Kim is bringing the buried issue back to light with a post on her personal blog.
In the post titled 'Giving Comes From The Heart,' Kim hits back at criticism and gives us the full financial breakdown of her eBay auctions.
Starting her rant, the star says, “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."
Kim has hit back at attacks for her chairty donations (Photo: WENN)
She continues: “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.”
So that’s 60 per cent accounted for... what about the rest, Kim?
Kim has said the financial breakdown of her eBay auctions are "neither here nor there." (Photo: WENN)
The star then states, “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.”
Although Kim does have good intentions, people will undoubtably wonder where the rest of the money raised is going. Let’s hope it’s for the next charity!
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