Last year, I saw a picture of Kim coming out of Harrod's in London where she had bought herself the latest greatest PURSE and the cost of this purse was $30,000.00.
Are.you.kidding.me. Good, good for Kim, but why flaunt it?
Do you know what a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter could do with $30,000.00? And Kim is showing us her PURSE. Gawd.
Please Kim and Kanye, do us all a favor and go be PRIVATE like you state in every other interview.
Putting my response back in context, I was responding to a statement that they are famous for doing nothing. To convert it over to what they do for charity is another concern entirely. I personally think a lot of celebrities are damned if they do and damned if they don't when it comes to charity. If Kim wrote huge checks and made a public spectacle of her charity work, I'm sure there would be many who criticized her for only doing it for the publicity. The truth is, we have no idea what happens entirely in the life of a celebrity. Kim could be entirely self centered and keep every dime to herself. Or, she and other family members may donate huge sums of money, and do it in a private manner because it's not our business. For years people blasted Oprah for having a school for girls in Africa, but not doing anything for people in the US. Then, as her show was ending, a huge collection of men who had attended Morehouse College because of scholarships funded by Oprah paraded onto the stage at the United Center and people realized how wrong the criticism had been. Oprah never publicized it to fight the criticism because she did it because it was the right thing to do - not for publicity. I'm not saying that Kim is as dedicated to making lives better as Oprah is. I have no idea what she does when she's not in front of cameras. But just because we don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. And if it doesn't - different people do different things. She would certainly not be the only self-centered not generous celebrity out there. And many of the expensive things she wears / carries / has are not bought by her. Part of her fortune has been made being paid to carry and wear things by designers hoping to promote a trend. But again, none of this has to do with a response to whether or not the Kardashians are famous for doing nothing.
I don't watch this show, never have but I know what is going on. It cannot be avoided. I used to like E! News but that has turned into another Kardashian show! I get it that this network doesn't have much else going on but certainly it has room to report other stuff. :ohno
So does anyone have any proof that they give no money to charity? Everyone who donates money doesn't find a need to shout it from the rooftops. I know what I am talking about because I have the pleasure of working with a lot of athletes and helping them with organizing events for their particular charities and people would be surprised how truly involved people are with their charities.
I am not sure what is wrong with people enjoying the fruits of their labor by buying nice things they like. I drop obscene amounts on handbags and shoes and have no shame in my purchases I worked hard for the right to spend it.
Kim Kardashian has supported the following charities:
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Diamond Empowerment Fund
Elton John AIDS Foundation
I Heart My Girlfriends
Make It Right
Mattel Children's Hospital
Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis
Operation Once in a Lifetime
Skin Cancer Foundation
The Salvation Army
True Colors Fund
Kanye West has supported the following charities:
Common Ground Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Donda West Foundation
Food Bank For New York City
Habitat For Humanity
Human Rights Watch
Make It Right
Stand Up To Cancer
The Art of Elysium
The Lunchbox Fund
The K's and KW are so disliked by many by THEIR OWN ACTIONS.
I think IF they did LET THE PUBLIC know they are really NOT all that FLAUNTING with their money; $30,000.00 purses and 15 carat diamond rings, and showed us more doing CHARITY WORK,
I think that MAYBE just MAYBE they may be more liked. :nod Maybe they SHOULD shout it from the rooftops, it might help more people in liking them.
And like you, Ms.Diva, I also volunteer and support many organizations and charities but the celebrity world does not care about us. The PAP's aren't taking any pics of us.
They need to be MORE private than K showing the twitter world her a$$ and b$$b shots and KW telling twitter he is 'HEADING HOME NOW'. :barf
And WHEN they are out in public, let us see them doing something for SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE. :nod
Both Kim and Kanye are disliked by many. However, they are also liked by many others. And, some who say they dislike them, can't get enough and are parts of the audience making them richer. If they changed to cater to what would make you like them, they may risk losing many more who are already fans. They're both very savvy people. I think if there was something that would make them more popular they'd figure it out and do it.