Criticism over her charitable giving prompted Kim Kardashian to post a blog Tuesday explaining her actions and defending herself.
Kardashian, 33, came under fire last month when she said she would donate 10 percent
of the proceeds raised from an eBay sale of her clothes and accessories to disaster relief in the Philippines.
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The negative press and comments got to her, she said.
In a post titled “Giving Comes From The Heart,” she says:
“Being in the public eye, there are times I feel like I get criticized for any and everything I do. I’m used to it now. I just choose not to feed into negativity or become consumed by it. The problem comes in when I get attacked for giving and trying to help people.”
Kardashian said she doesn’t seek publicity for charitable acts. Her father taught her the importance of giving back.
“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,” she explained.
She also tried to explain how the proceeds are divvied up.
“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,” she said.
The people of Philippines need help, no matter the amount, she said.
“Giving comes from the heart. We all need to be reminded of this as we celebrate the holiday season this year.”
Her post mostly attracted supporters. “Kim you are such an amazing person i really want you to know and remember that,” wrote one fan.”The fact that you have to constantly explain yourself is so sad.”
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