Kim Kardashian has responded after being criticised for not giving the entire proceeds from her latest monthly eBay auction to victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines - and revealed she gives 10 per cent of all her earnings to charity.
The reality TV star, who is estimated to be worth $US40 million, has been attacked for only giving a portion of the proceeds from the auction of her old clothes and accessories to the non-profit organisation International Medical Corps to help the typhoon victims.
The 33-year-old defended herself this week, writing on her blog: "I feel compelled to speak about something that is in my head and my heart. Being in the public eye, there are times I feel like I get criticised for any and everything I do.
"The problem comes in when I get attacked for giving and trying to help people. My dad always taught me the importance of giving back. I don't publicise everything I do to help charities and people all over the world. I do it because I want to. So for people to attack me for giving 10 per cent of my eBay auction sales to the people of the Philippines, that hurts.
"I give 10 per cent of all my earnings to charities, not just these eBay auctions."
She added that she hoped people would realise that it was important to make donations, even if they were small.
"I will continue to do what is in my heart and am happy to know many others have enjoyed purchasing from me, as they too are giving."