Kim Kardashian’s awful decision to use the misery of the Philippines typhoon disaster victims to sell her used clothes on eBay has backfired on her with vengeance, as fans are currently tearing her apart for deciding to keep 90 percent of the sales profits to herself and donating a measly 10 percent to the typhoon victims.
Kim had on Thursday posted a link to her eBay store on her blog with this message:
Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, which is 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. 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. My prayers and thoughts are with those affected by the typhoon. Check out my eBay auction here and support those who need our help in the Philippines. Xo
The description of her eBay about page reads:
A percentage of the proceeds from all my auctions will benefit the International Medical Corps. International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and medical relief programs. International Medical Corps Team is on the Ground in the Philippines, Responding to Typhoon Haiyan.
Now while, it is already bad enough that Kim – who is reportedly worth $40 million – is not donating the full proceedings from her ‘charity’ eBay auction, it became so much worse when it was discovered that she plans to donate only 10 percent of it to Philipines relief efforts … but she hid that fact from the eBay posting.
And her fans – disgusted by her actions – slammed her on her blog, accusing her of trying to use the misery of the typhoon victims to generate cash and pull off a cheap publicity stunt.
Here are some of their reactions on Kim’s blog:
‘Kim, If what I read is true, that you are keeping 90% of the profits for yourself, and only sending 10% to the Charity. you would be wise to issue a statement to that effect. If this is true, I feel you are using the victims of that disaster for your own personal gain. I have read, you have a net worth of 40 million dollars. I will admit that that is only speculation on the part of the press. Regardless if it is 1 million or 40 million, it would seem that you can afford to sell off some of your own, used personal items, then donate the complete profit to these poor unfortunate victims instead of using them to profit yourself. I am willing to bet that I am going to donate more than you, and I am retired firefighter. I am disabled and my disability occurred on the job, trying to rescue a family from their fully involved house fire. Please prove me wrong, do the right thing. Donate the total profits from your action to this cause. Please help change my opinion of you. My guess is that these comments will never see the light of day on your site. Please do the right thing, do it on behalf of your beautiful baby.
Peace and Love to you and your family!’
(Later, the same person wrote:)
‘Now I read, again hearsay, that a good percentage of this merchandise you are selling at auction was given to you. If this indeed is true, shame on you. How can you even sleep at night? If this is indeed all facts, you would easily make the list of the top sleaziest profiteers in history. Using the poor victims of one of the most devastating natural disasters, to fatten your own pockets is unfathomable. It makes me sick to my stomach. What you are doing, assuming the press is right,, boarders on criminal. You are the most greedy, self serving monster on earth. I am glad my 16 year old daughter is smart enough to have seen through you for years. What if anything, have you ever truly done for your fellow humans, that you have not profited from. My guess is nothing. I hope that this whole stunt backfires on you, and you loss your creepy TV show.’
‘That is so selfish of you to keep 90%! all you are out for is money.you dont need that much money. i live off 70,000.00 and i have a new home, boats, go on vac twice a yr and have my jeep liberty, which is nicer looking that the stuff you drive. Come on
give them the dam clothes!’
‘The majority of the clothes given specifically to Kim Kardashian have been GIVEN to her. She didn’t even buy most of them. This family is so greedy and plain stupid, it makes me sick to think that people buy into attention. She’s a pretty face with a mom who sees dollar signs. Keeping 90% for yourself, when you make millions is disgusting! Shame on her, and that IQ handicapped family.’
‘I used to be a huge fan, but I hope they give you back your insulting “portion of the proceeds” which is a measly 10% back to you so you can choke on it. You leading on that it’s for a good cause to pursue people to buy is degrading. I hope you get to keep your money, you probably need it more than they do.’
‘You are the true definition of trash. Karma is a *****!’
‘Woo hoo, a big whopping TEN PERCENT of the earnings will go to charity, with the remaining NINETY PERCENT going to you. You’re such a saint!
Oh wait, I meant another word that ends with “nt.”’
‘10% of the proceeds only? And the rest goes into your pockets? I would NEVER contribute to anything you do. It is never about anyone but you.’
‘Do you even know the meaning of the word Charity. Your so called prayers and thoughts for the people of the Philippines are as hollow , greedy, and empty as can be possible. You are nothing more than a greedy little un-talented wanna-be. How dare you use these people’s misery to make money ! Don’t you and boy friend have enough money without using these poor wretched souls in their hour of desperation. Shame on you !!!!!’
Similar comments like these can be seen on her Twitter account.
For those that still don’t know what happened in Philipines, a typhoon – the biggest in recent history – completely destroyed a town and badly damaged several others, killing more than 5,000 people.