PSA: Kim Kardashian’s Charity Auctions Are Bullshit
Apparently a lot of people weren’t aware that for years Kim Kardashian has only been donating 10% of the profits (More on that shortly.) from her eBay charity auctions to whatever cause she deems worthy and/or happens to be owned by her mom (More on that, too.), so it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise when she recently did the same to typhoon relief in the Philippines. However, it did cause an uproar that she was forced to respond to yesterday which only raised more awareness of how shitty of a human being she is because when you shove your head up an ass as big as Kim’s you forget there even is an outside world let alone how to speak like you’re a non-grifting member of it:
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 it 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.
Before I even get into Kim’s math of her “charitable donations,” let me just point out for the record that the last beneficiary of her auctions was Life Change Community Church. A church owned and operated by Kris Jenner. So Kim Kardashian gets to write off paying her mom a salary to operate the oldest con in the book. Which was probably the worst example she could’ve possibly used, but then again, anyone who’s a still fan of the Kardashians are probably the type to go, “OMG, did she just say church? LEAVE HER ALONE!”
But back to the donation. So according to Kim’s math, which is already suspect as shit, right off the bat half of the bid gets eaten up by fees leaving only 50% that she then uses to derive a 10% donation which in reality makes it only 5% of the winning bid. That nets Kim Kardashian 45% in profit from a charity auction which apparently everybody should shut up about because she super generously gives to her mom’s church, you guys. I’m pretty sure they arrested Al Capone for less than this, but that could just be me trying to inspire someone reading this at the IRS to be a hero. (Do it for your country.)