Kim Kardashian had some pointed words for those who criticized the 10 percent donation she gave to the victims of the Philippines typhoon.
The reality starlet took to her Celebuzz website Tuesday (Dec. 10) and penned a blog post titled "Giving Comes From the Heart." The post addressed a November clothing auction she held on eBay with 10 percent of proceeds going to the International Medical Corps (IMC), a nonprofit aiding those affected by the deadly Typhoon Yolanda that hit the eastern coast of the Philippines on Nov. 8, killing thousands.
Some took issue with how much Kardashian was donating. But, on Tuesday, Kardashian reasoned that this was only one of many charitable outreaches she has made over the years.
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.
Kardashian added that backend costs add up to about 50 percent of the total transaction, and then she donates 10 percent on top of all that. This is something she has been doing with eBay for the past five years.
"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," she concluded. "Giving comes from the heart. We all need to be reminded of this as we celebrate the holiday season this year."
E! News reported Kardashian actually donates 10 percent of everything she earns -- including the money made off her television shows, clothing lines, endorsements and promotional deals -- to charity. She has been doing this since before she was a household name.
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