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Kim Kardashian made $404K via ‘charity’

Kim Kardashian made $404K via ‘charity’
August 20, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Kim Kardashian

A few of you might remember this, but last year, there was a bit of a thing over Kim Kardashian‘s charitable inclinations. Namely, that she apparently had none. Kim was auctioning off her stuff on eBay and claiming she was giving the proceeds to charity, when in reality she was really only giving about 10%. As in, not even enough to constitute a decent tip. Anyway, RadarOnline dug a little further and found out that Kim’s charitable donations came out to about $44,000 for her mom’s church, while she pocketed a little over $404,000. Once again, CHARITY.

According to the Paypal Charitable Giving Fund tax documents, Life Change Community Church received $44,917 from eBay sales in 2013. What was Kardashian’s cut? She’s said, “When the eBay numbers get broken down, the auction management agency that posts for me gets a percentage for all their hard work, then, eBay listing fees, end of auction fees, eBay Store fees, Paypal fees, etc, all add up to about half the sale. Then I give 10% to charity.” That means that in 2013, based off the amount Life Change received, the total amount of the sales could be roughly $898,340, making Kardashian’s final cut as much as $404,253. (While portions of sales could have come from other eBay members, Kardashian is by far the most prominent.)

Here’s my thing on this: At this point, there are a lot of people who think of Kim as an insatiable money-hungry beast. So this doesn’t come as a surprise. If she wants to say that she’s selling some of her sh!t on eBay and that she’s throwing a little to her mom’s church, fine. Whatever. At least she’s being honest about where the money is going. But going out of her way to say that this is for ‘charity’ like she’s doing anyone a gawddamn favour is pretty terrible. I mean, even by her standards that’s remarkable immoral.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.