The stars of keeping up with the Kardashians are often criticized for their lavish lifestyle and for not giving back as much as they can. Often times, stars ignore such accusations, but recently the eldest, Kourtney Kardashian, applauded a commentator questioning her generosity on Instagram.
The comment mentioned how NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife are donating to help kids who can’t get food now that schools are closed due to COVID-19 and asked Kardashian directly: “The Kardashians are worth a lot more money than they are. How are you and your family using your platform for the good of others in these times of darkness in the world? “
Kourtney Kardashian’s response to critics
Kardashian responded directly to the comment with only one Bible verse from Matthew 6: 2: “So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet in front of you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and on the streets, so that ‘they praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward.
The implication of the verse is that she can give, but she is not going to tell the world about it. While this may seem like an evasion to some, it fits in with statements other family members have made in the past and fits in with how the Kardashian sisters say they have always been brought up.
Fans and critics seem divided over whether the family is really giving much more behind the scenes, or whether explanations such as these are simply meant to deflect criticism.
Robert Kardashian taught his daughters not to brag about charity
Khloé Kardashian has spoken out on similar issues in the past through her own website and app. In 2017, she wrote about how frustrated she was with the opinion that she was not giving enough, and said “big or small, EVERYTHING matters!” ”
She then described her childhood with her mother, Kris Kardashian, and her father, the late Robert Kardashian, teaching her and her sisters about the lives of others. Parents took the girls to one of LA’s poorest neighborhoods, Skid Row, to teach them how other people live very different lives.
She said Robert Kardashian grew up less fortunate and always wanted to show his kids how lucky they were.
“My dad always said not to brag about the charitable work you do. Ask yourself if you are helping others or for a selfish purpose, ”she wrote, adding that she hated when people throw away their charitable work.
Kourtney Kardashian may have taken the criticism to heart
Despite her initial response, since that comment exchange has waned, Kourtney Kardashian has spoken more directly to children in need via an Instagram post: If we’re able, it’s important to give back to our local communities.
She is linked to the profile of Red Eye, Inc., which operates the Watts Empowerment Center. The group’s message is more focused on what it calls “creating social cohesion” and it is unclear exactly what they will do to help specifically, if any, during this global pandemic, but Kardashian said she loved the work they do. She shared more details on how to donate in her Instagram Stories.
The Kardashians saved the Watts Community Center in 2018, when it was on the verge of shutting down, and to this day, the Red Eye, Inc website banner reads, “Help the Kardashians and Jenners bring hope to the girls and boys of Watts Empowerment. Center!”