Remember the ugly hats Beatrice and Eugenia wore to Kate and Will's wedding? One of them--Beatrice, I think--auctioned off her hat for a bundle and then donated it all to charity. She said as long as people were going to make fun of it, somebody who needed help might as well profit from it. I thought that was a pretty good attitude--turn a fashion mistake into something good and show that you don't take yourself too seriously in the process.
There is no doubt in my mind they donate heavily to charity without public knowledge. But that being said if it is my money and I have more than I will ever need, why do I have to give to charities? I know it is the right thing to do, but then it is my money.
So, I totally agree that the Kardashians just don't get it. In fact, right after Kim announced that she had filed for divorce, the whole family started acting like they were the victims when the backlash started. And, in my opinion, it has been just one bad P/R move after another for Kim. The last move by Kim to fly to Minnesota was just a headscratcher for. If she had done this without the paps there to film this, it might have been somewhat believable. With all the money that Kim has, she could have flown on a private plane, arranged to be picked up at the airport in Minnesota by a private limo company, been driven to Kris H's home without the paps being alerted, but instead she made a very public display of herself and made it easy for the paps to take photographs of her looking distraught.....in an attempt to repair her image. Everything that she does seems to be calculated. Nothing that she has done since announcing her filing for divorce has seemed to be the least bit sincere.
You're right. It's your money and you can do anything you want to with it. But once Kim chose to spend a hellacious amount of money on a wedding in tough economic times, she also made the choice to live with how that would be viewed by others. Except, apparently she doesn't feel she should be exempt from that. Sorry, but when you live extravagantly, you have to be willing to overlook the criticism of others. You can't expect that everyone is just going to agree with your choices or not question whether your funds couldn't be better spent elsewhere. Nor can you expect that a $200,000 donation you can deduct is going to make everyone think it's just fine that you kept wedding gifts paid for by someone else or that you spent millions on a wedding for a marriage that lasted 72 days.
I'm glad you have faith that they're donating heavily to charity anonymously. It certainly would be the first thing they've ever done anonymously. And really, if Kris and Kim think their celebrity is so valuable and that their fans are so devoted to them, why don't they make very public what charities have their substantial support? It might help those charities more if Kim were in their ads or PSAs, if, as Kris thinks, they have legions willing to do their bidding. Personally, I'm less inclined to buy anything with the Kardashian name attached to it, because of the attitude they've been displaying.
Oh, and as to why you should have to give to charities if you have more money than you'll ever need, you've answered your own question: If you know it's the right thing to do, aren't you responsible for doing what you believe to be right?
I am so sickened by these uber rich people that want to be in the spotlight being mad that we may not always give them praise. They put their whole lives in front of a camera, and than reap the benefits of it, but than complain when it goes wrong. We have a right to an opinion that we want, and my opinion is these are the type of people that make me sick to my stomach. I work with children in bad economic situations, and my husband sees families being ripped apart daily by the economy and than this nonsense is all over the news. They pay more for their stupid shoes than some people have to budget their whole expenses with.
I also despise the fact that famous people complain about being complained about, and I also hate when people act like them being in the top percentile of moneymakers does not give them an obligation to help. I am sorry but any decent human being with that much money that cannot have charity on their minds somehow is just a disgusting person. I get that it is their money, but what a lousy person to live so lavishly while people are struggling so much.
I have never said she does not deserve the backlash she is getting. I personally think the entire wedding was a scam and even the Humphries clan was involved in it. IF I lost my brains and put my life out for the public to observe, then I deserve any and all comments, good or bad.
There is a great skit on NBC.com about the Kardashians, too funny.
Their mother in marketing her new book said that she got caught cheating in year 12 and that is why Robert Kardashian divorced her. I think she was doing much earlier on. That is when he took some time to do something about it, had her followed......that is why the children call her Chris. Everyone around them new. We didn't. We thought they were being the worst kids ever. I guess they are not.