Kim Kardashian’s Typhoon Yolanda auction slammed for being "a publicity stunt"
We doubt if we can keep up with this.
Bong Lozada of Inquirer.net reports that American reality television show star Kim Kardashian has come under fire for revealing that "only" 10 percent of the proceeds from her eBay auction of used designer goods will be donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda.
According to the report, Kardashian advertised the online auction by stating on her website that "a portion of the proceeds are going to International Medical Corps (IMC)," a non-profit organization providing basic health services. The 33-year-old said the amount she will be donating from the sale "will go directly to the communities they’re (IMC) serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives." It was later revealed that Kardashian will be donating a mere 10 percent of the auction's proceeds to IMC.
An article on Kardashian's auction by businessinsider.com said "the 10 percent portion is part of the fine print associated with the online selling of products including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada." Some fans criticized the auction as "a mere publicity stunt" for the reality star who reportedly has a net worth of $40 million.
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