CLAIM: Kim Kardashian “Turned a Blind Eye” to Haiti’s Problems During Visit
Kim Kardashian’s recent trip to earthquake-ravaged Haiti was all a “sham,” according to the National Enquirer, which claims the reality star only embarked on the mission “in a desperate bid to repair her tattered image.”
The mag says that during her two-day stay in Port-au-Prince, Kardashian “stayed in a $1,000-a-night hotel suite, traveled in a royalty-worthy convoy with her own photographers and bodyguards, and strutted down the runway in a fashion show.” She also allegedly “avoided the squalid refugee camps,” writes the tabloid, which quotes a so-called “source” as saying, “Kim turned a blind eye to Haiti’s real issues — poverty and hunger. All she did was rub shoulders with the nation’s elite.” Adds that same “source”: “She showed no interest in the plight of our people. It was a scandalous waste of time and money.” And it supposedly gets even worse.
The Enquirer reports Kardashian opted to have children “bused in to meet her” at the area’s most prestigious academy for a Christmas gift drive, rather than “dirtying herself at a refugee camp.” Kardashian allegedly “brought along her own camera crew” to document her gracious act, continues the mag, which notes, “locals were infuriated by her blatant grab for goodwill.” Wow… seriously? Not quite.
The reality star is blasting the tabloid’s claims about her trip, calling the allegations that she went to a fashion show and pampered herself “ridiculous and untrue.” Kardashian addressed the Enquirer’s story in a post on her blog on Tuesday, writing, “The journalists obviously didn’t bother to do their research and instead published a ridiculous story to sell copies.” She says the story is “malicious” and full of “lies,” and it “belittles the entire experience we had in Haiti.”