Kim Kardashian eBay Auction Backlash: Did Reality Star Keep 90 Percent of Charity Proceeds?
Kim Kardashian is under fire for her eBay auction to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Nov. 21 the 33-year-old reality star launched an eBay sale and sold some of her old clothes and accessories to raise money for the disaster in the Philippines. It seemed like a great gesture but Kardashian is being criticized for only donating 10 percent of the proceeds and reportedly keeping the other 90 for herself, Yahoo! Omg reports.
"Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, a nonprofit organization that provides critical health services on remote islands where families are struggling to access medical care and basic resources like food, clean drinking water and vital medications," she wrote on her website. "The proceeds will go directly to the communities they're serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives."
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star did not reveal to her fans that only a small percentage of the sales would actually be donated. This outraged people who said the reality star was being "selfish."
"@KimKardashian do you REALLY need 90% profit from the eBay clothes you sell, giving just 10% to the Philippine typhoon charity? #absurd," @RosieGunn1 tweeted.
"Kim Kardashian is on eBay selling some of her clothes for charity. 10% goes to the charity. Hope that doesn't break you, Kim #generosity," @Rancken posted.
"Only 10% will go to charity??? Look at the Beckhams they donate 100%," @Casaaa wrote.
Victoria Beckham and her husband David Beckham also decided to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan by dropping off boxes full of old clothes and shoes to a British Red Cross. The money raised reportedly went straight to the victims in the Philippines.
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