Kim K. Breaks Her Silence on eBay Donation Controversy

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Kim Kardashian faced public criticism recently when she announced that 10% of her eBay auction profits would aid Typhoon Haiyan victims.  Today, the reality star took to her blog to set the record straight and blast those who slammed her for the small percentage:
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. 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. 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 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.

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.

 

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  • hateraide11
    hateraide11

    Listen to all you paid KK trolls, we are not buying it! She gets a tax write off from all of those charities. Otherwise she would have to pay uncle sam more. In Addition her mother started that life community church all her ebay sales go to as a way to hide money from the IRS! So checklist 1. She could never give 0 to charity it would cost her more money come tax time SO ENOUGH. 2. She promotes herself as generous when she in fact took most of the proceeds. 3. If the IRS go sniffing they will find out they have been money laundering through their charities to line their own pockets! 4. The clothes she posts are donated she never spent a penny for them. 5. She made profit off the deaths of other people as the "charity" was designed to benefit those suffering who have lost their homes and family members.

  • hateraide11
    hateraide11

    Listen to all you paid KK trolls, we are not buying it! She gets a tax write off from all of those charities. Otherwise she would have to pay uncle sam more. In Addition her mother started that life community church all her ebay sales go to as a way to hide money from the IRS!

  • fatmurphy
    fatmurphy

    I wonder how many people commenting here on the goodness of KK's heart, are also ones who complained about the 1%? Seems a little hypocritical to me.

  • msmeggie
    msmeggie

    Good for her! We ALL need NOT to worry about what everyone else is doing, but rather worry about our OWN issues. Giving 10% of one's income to ANYONE is more than most do, so give the woman a break, sheesh!!! Those who live in glass houses...

  • Van Green
    Van Green

    worry not on what man or the media,thinks but worry how the laws of nature will respond,for it is nature's way to give. to maintain the Balance apon the Earth,which is out of Balance at this time.

  • Van Green
    Van Green

    I'm sure your father is happy,the law is we give to recieve,and we recieve too give back to the lesser's these are the laws of Drama. and now that he's with the Ancestors thats all that really matters." a starseed Transmission".

  • Ivelisse Ortiz
    Ivelisse Ortiz

    Apoyo 1000% a Kim... es una falta de respeto hacia la pobre mujer que hasta cuando haga algo para ayudar a los demas tambien la critiquen... este mundo esta podrido.. las mentes de las personas estan podridas... el corazon de muchos esta podrido, por eso es que la critican tanto... si tan solo trataran de mirar lo bueno que hay en ella y trataran de compararlo con su PROPIA vida, veran que tal vez TU que te atreves a escupir hacia arriba, eres mucho PEOR, TRAFALA, BASURA, INMADURO, y SIN SENTIMIENTOS. Aprendamos a querer a los demas, porque por nuestra propia culpa algun dia la raza humana quedara destruida.

  • Joyce Uusiku
    Joyce Uusiku

    All people love to do is judge and forget that this girl's just a normal being,she has feelings too,and its nobody's business to question her actions especialy when its helpful in any way.....come on,give her a break

  • Michael Roman
    Michael Roman

    As silly as she is, she could give 0% to charity. People need to worry about what they are doing to help society, not what Kim's doing with her cash.

  • Laquita T. Hodge
    Laquita T. Hodge

    I bet those who are criticizing her haven't done a thing, but complain. At least she's giving. Considering everything she's selling, 10% is actually quite a lot of money. She is right, no mater how big nor small any amount will do. People need to get off their high horses and do something instead of criticizing someone who has probably done way more for others than them.

 
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