Kim Kardashian’s Auction To Help Yolanda Victims BackfiresKim Kardashian launched a charity campaign on eBay on Thursday but it did not generate the kind of sentiment one would expect from an event that’s supposed to help people ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
The items put up on sale include those from very high-end names like Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel which makes one expect they would fetch high prices and that Kardashian will be able to donate a huge sum to relief efforts.
Instead, Kardashian was met with anger for her latest move after it was known that the reality television star would keep 90 percent of the profits from the campaign and would only donate 10 percent to help.
Kardashian took to Twitter to promote her campaign only to be met with criticism.
In a letter posted on her website that was linked to via a tweet she sent out, Kardashian, the fiancée of Kanye West, said that “this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps.”
Well, to be fair to her, she did say “a portion”.
According to Kardashian, the proceeds she will donate will “go directly” to communities in the Philippines being served by the international nonprofit organization to “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.” she said.
As of writing, people have been tweeting why Kardashian would elect to receive 90 percent of the profit if she really wanted to help.
Some have even compared her move to celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham who donated over 20 boxes of high-end clothes by dropping them off at a local British Red Cross shop so that these can be sold. The Beckhams did not ask to be given any profit from the sale.