Kim Kardashian may have millions in the bank, but she is known to give back in various ways. While she may not be donating money to various charities, she is helping out local charities in Los Angeles, as she has been spotted serving food for the homeless in her hometown on various occasions. And yet, Kim was criticized for only donating a small amount to relief efforts after the typhoon that hit the Philippines earlier this year. According to a new Radar Online report published on Dec. 10, Kim Kardashian is now defending her decision to only give 10% of all her eBay sales to the Philippines relief.
“The people of the Philippines need all of our help, no matter how big or small,” Kim revealed, adding that “proceeds [from her eBay auction would] go directly to the communities … in the Phillippines and help typhoon survivors get access to medical care.”
After being criticized, she decided to speak out about the feedback she got after giving 10% of her sales from her eBay auction. “I feel compelled to speak about something that is in my head and my heart,” she wrote. “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 anything and everything I do. I’m used to it now. I just choose not to feed into negativity or become consumed by it.”
As for the low percentage, she explains that she often gives money - it just isn’t in the media. “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,” she reveals. Do you think that people are being too harsh on her?