Kim Kardashian gave away $500 to 1000 people to help with rent & food


Kim Kardashian has a lot of fans and Kim Kardashian is raking in the money. Despite the incoming recession, Kim has made A LOT of money over the past few years, as she hit upon something people actually wanted to buy: her SKIMS line. Kim’s SKIMS will be her version of Kylie Cosmetics, mark my words. Meaning, it will be her “billion-dollar company.” Plus, Kim has tons of other businesses, like her cosmetics line, her perfume line, and… whatever. The point is that Kim is richer now than she was a year ago and she’s going to stay rich. But Kim decided to do something for her fans, or just for people in need: she gave away $500 to 1,000 people. In one afternoon.

If you go to that tweet, you can see all of the thousands of people asking for help and giving out their cashtags. Many of them posted confirmation that Kim did in fact send them $500 too. That’s just $100 short of what the federal government will be giving out by way of economic relief in the middle of a pandemic. I mean… Kim could have given $500,000 to a food bank or Covid-relief charity. And I would have applauded her for that too. I don’t hate that she did it this way at all?


Photos courtesy of Kim’s Instagram.

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  1. Katie says:


  2. sa says:

    Good for her.

    I generally don’t care for Kim Kardashian, but every now and then I hear something about her like this, which serves as a reminder that people are complex (not all good or all bad) and I should try to be less judgy.

    • FHMom says:

      Well said.

    • minx says:

      It’s not her money. As usual, it’s all about attention for her.

      • Jules says:

        Exactly. Making excuses for this family, buying their products, giving them a pat on the back over nothing- this is all a part of the problem.

    • josephine says:

      Not her money, my guess is that she got PAID to do this. Please just stop this nonsense. We need real reform, not reality stars pretending to be charitable when people are without jobs, without health care. Useless people making money off of selling pure garbage to people who can’t afford it. We really need to wake the heck up.

  3. Who ARE these people? says:

    Fix the tax code.

    We shouldn’t have so many people begging for help.

    How did she vet true need?

    Noblesse oblige.

    Fix the tax code.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes although I don’t think there’s a way to vet true need in a situation like this. I applaud her for doing this yet it is just a drop in the bucket. Fixing the tax code would be a start in getting a handle on our horrific income inequality problem.

    • manda says:

      Pretty much my thoughts exactly. I remember noblesse oblige was a vocab word in middle school, and it’s definitely something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. The rich people in this country who take advantage of everything to stay rich and get richer really need to help out the country that they live in. No, they don’t have an obligation, but cities and states were literally scrambling for PPE and people are going to lose their homes. Who would want to live in a place like that?

    • Mumbles says:

      Agreed. People shouldn’t need to depend on the largesse of the wealthy to get through hard times. Too much wealth concentrated in two few hands.

    • Jules says:


  4. Liz version 700 says:

    That was a genuinely sweet gesture. Good for her. And the fact that it is $100 less than our government cares to give is something eh? She also accompanied it with a lot less drama. That was a really nice thing to do.

  5. manda says:

    Are skims supposed to be better than spanx? I haven’t worn shapewear in years (not because I don’t need it, but because ughhhh, no), but really thought spanx was the best out there. I do have some spanx leggings, and they are ok

    As far as this gesture, I think it’s great. Not sure that she confirmed people actually needed the money, but whatever, it was a very generous thing to do. I have always held negative feelings about the Kardashians bc I am jealous of how comfortable their lives are; it bothers me that they go shopping and spend enough money to pay off my student loans or my mortgage, and it bothers me that I feel that way. But she has taken steps in recent years to help people when she has had no obligation to do so, and I really applaud her for that

  6. MagpieSassyPants says:

    Not mad at any of this, but please note #partner. She wasn’t sending her own personal money, this is sponsored. CashApp put up the money, and most likely paid her as well.

    • Sarah says:

      This part.

    • Sunday says:

      Thank you! This is an ad for Cash App – she got people to download the app in hopes of getting “her” money, which is the entire point of the exercise. They’ve done this campaign with other celebrities as well.

      I’m not going to say that it didn’t help the people who received the $500, but caping for a paid advertisement is so dystopian to me and it’s especially gross because you know she made fifteen times as much money as she handed out.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Thank you! I figured there was some sort of catch. She’s been on the hunt for good publicity after all the party debacles, but I figured she wouldn’t actually part with her own cash.

      Hopefully some of the people who got the money really could use it.

  7. sara says:

    I dont have a cash app account cause I dont beg for money on the internet, which is what I’m always seeing. “Hey guys, I could use $50 for the new eye shadow kit from Sephora drop it in my cash app”

    This also sure as hell wasn’t her own money, notice the #partner sponcon tag. Just more capitalism as usual with that family of parasites and vipers.

    • Sarah says:

      Whereas I mostly see it posted as a way of compensating Black women for their labour and big accounts like The Conscious Kid saying “drop your CashApp if you need rent assistance this month”. It’s the people you follow, not the platform.

      • sara says:

        Why black women? I’m not black (or white) and I’d like to be compensated for my labor. All I gotta do is say “I’m black give me money please”?

      • megs283 says:

        @Sarah, agreed on the Conscious Kid and that it’s who you follow. I haven’t seen anyone ask for money for Sephora

        @Sara, if Trump can ask for money, people who have been systematically oppressed can sure ask for money to pay rent/buy food/provide for their family.

        I recommend following and @theconsciouskid, @Rachel.cargle, @jenerous for a start.

      • Sarah says:

        No, it’s not that at all.

        In some cases, it’s to compensate folks for their anti-racism education and emotional labour. It could also be an income stream for marginalized creators, who are often excluded from traditional media. Others view it as wealth redistribution and/or reparations. Neither is “begging for money” by providing an avenue for payment. Perhaps look at it as a cash tip for the content you consume for free. Could be CashApp, Venmo, KoFi or subscribing to their Patreon.

        In addition to who @Megs283 named, I also suggest looking up folks like Erika Hart, Aja Barber, Mikaela Loach, and Leah Thomas on social media for more perspectives on this.

  8. Tinnie says:

    The sponsor #partner part is disappointing… she could have at least matched it. Meanwhile, she gets all the ‘credit’ (and, as others noted, likely paid). I agree tho’ with the above comment that people are complex and she does, more than some other celebrities in her realm, seem to understand people’s struggles and try to help those on Death Row, etc. And having her name tied to this does elevate the very real fact that people are really struggling which our government seems to act as if it’s not happening to the degree it is. (Other countries have helped their people *so* much more and consistently.) I read some comments on another thread – comment after comment – where someone was giving money to those in need and they were so heartbreaking.

  9. Likeyoucare says:

    She doesnt has a good track record with donation.
    You can google it.
    They were business transactions, everytime she claim about her donations.

  10. whatWHAT? says:

    I love how you can see the binder clips on the back of her dress in that shot.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    LOL, yes, how incredibly generous of her to give away a whole $500,000 of her total $780 million net worth after we all watched her party away on a private island while people lost their homes and children starved. F*ck off. All I see are a bunch of social parasites begging people to bring the guillotine back in fashion. Personally, I’d rather just tax the hell out of them.

    Edit: IT’S NOT EVEN HER MONEY. THESE PEOPLE. STG. They’re such trash.

  12. ME says:

    Those people should be thanking CashApp…they are the ones who donated the money, not Kim. Kim got paid to do this from CashApp. Why should we applaud her? She made wayyy more money giving away someone else’s money than what those people in need got.

  13. Jules says:

    I saw this headline and wondered- how do we know, did she tweet about it? Second paragraph: Kim tweeting about it.

  14. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I have nothing bad to say about this. It was a nice thing to do.

    • Brubs says:

      well, let me give you something bad: she wrote #partner which probably means that:
      1) she wasn’t the one giving the money away
      2) she was actually paid for doing that

  15. Haapa says:

    NO. These people only give away money so the plebs don’t riot in the street and start building guillotines. There is no way she is not receiving a net gain from this transaction. The giving is purely selfishly motivated.

  16. shanaynay says:

    Personally, I don’t feel this was done because she really cares about these people. Everything she does is for attention. It’s more of a look at me, look at me kind of scenario. And I”m sure the paps just happened to be around to film it. It’s self serving for her own ego.

  17. Mignionette says:

    The revenue from one episode of KUWTK and likely written off as a tax espense.

  18. B-Vitamins says:

    There’s no doubt she’s done a lot of good for those facing overly harsh criminal penalties as well. However, until these deca millionairs, hundred millionaires, and billionaires start talking nonstop about tax reform and a fairer tax system that support better income equality, they can use charity to market themselves and the 1%-vs-99% system all they like and I will continue to take everything they do with a grain of salt.

  19. Nic919 says:

    I hate to get all Marxist but there is a serious problem when you have to rely on the largesse of the elites for survival. Plus seeing it was paid for by Cash App makes it deceptive so not really going to give props for giving out money that is not hers and getting credit for it.

    If she wants to donate her time at a food bank or soup kitchen that at least costs her time.

  20. Jannie says:

    For all this time thought her existence was to make us all feel bad for not being a famous attractive rich woman like herself who just throws over the top parties for no reason at all. How nice of her to grace us with $500 each, oh wait, It’s not even her money?