Right now Kim Kardashian is the California girl that everybody loves to hate, but the Courage Campaign is giving her a chance to redeem herself.
On Monday, the progressive online organization hit her with a video pitch asking her to endorse their campaign for the Millionaires Tax of 2012, a statewide ballot that would levy a higher tax on Californians who earn over $1 million a year.
According to their video, Kim earned $12 million in 2010, while the average middle-class Californian earned $47,000. However, the tax burdens for both are shockingly similar; Kim was taxed 10.3 percent while the rest of us were taxed 9.3 percent (in state taxes, we presume). It ends with a kicker line: "Not everyone was born a Kardashian."
In total, the entire Kardashian clan earned $65 million last year, reports The Hollywood Reporter, and Kim herself is worth a cool $35 million. Soon after her ill-fated wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries, The Wrap reported that the couple earned upwards of $18 million for broadcasting their lavish ceremony on E!, although the family vigorously denied that they profited from the four-hour special.
Back in October at the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Wall Street Journal asked her if she had a stance on income inequality. Her response? "No... not really." However, she did support the occupiers' right to protest.