Twitter users have called out Kim Kardashian for making fans “beg” for money in her latest cash giveaway.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 40, has been accused of “degrading” her followers by asking them to explain why she should give them money.
On Monday, Kardashian announced that she will be giving away US$500 (approx. $664) to 1,000 people.
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“Hey guys! 2020 has been hard and many are worried about paying rent or putting food on their table- I want to spread the love by sending $500 to 1000 people. Send me your $cashtag below with #KKWHoliday,” she tweeted.
While many praised the millionaire for the generous gesture, others have hit back saying it doesn’t make anyone feel good having to “beg for money.”
“Celebrities be like: ‘we know you guys are starving and the government won’t help you, so beg for money online and I might sprinkle you peasants some,'” one user tweeted.
“Celebrities making us beg for cashapp money on here I feel like s–t,” another wrote.
This isn’t the first time the star has come under fire for her success. She was previously criticised for treating her loved ones to a COVID-safe week-long trip to a private island, where she gave her party-goers keys to their own villas on the beach as part of her 40th birthday celebration.
“For my birthday this year, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with some of the people who have helped shaped me into the woman I am today,” she shared at the time. “Before COVID, I don’t think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment.”
But with coronavirus spreading across the globe, Kardashian’s post was met with plenty of criticism online.
“I feel like, maybe, you should not have shared this with us and just kept it to yourself,” one Twitter user wrote. “People are dying and the rest of us are suffering as we watch the body count rise quarantined in our homes. This is tone deaf and insensitive.”
Meanwhile, one tweeted, “Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich,” while another wrote, “I’m a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I’ve been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don’t even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed.”