Author Ayelet Waldman BLASTS “Vile Scumbag Kardashian Pigs” After Son Spends $120 on Kim’s Hollywood Game
Author Ayelet Waldman is RIPPING the Kardashians after her son spent $120 playing the new Kim Kardashian Hollywood game.
As Gossip Cop reported, the app features a likeness of Kardashian guiding players through her virtual world. It’s been so successful that she stands to make millions from the project in the next year.
Waldman, however, is NOT happy about contributing to those profits. The novelist, and wife of fellow author Michael Chabon, ranted on social media Sunday after their child Abe’s continuous play ended up costing them money.
“Evil, vile Kardashian Hollywood tricked my 11 yr old into spending $120 in 2 days,” she tweeted. “He’s crying hysterically. Pox on those f*ckers.”
According to Waldman, the game “bypassed our in-app purchase controls,” and automatically charged their credit card despite a set $20 monthly allowance on Abe’s account. She went on, “Why is the Kardashian app such a high earner? Because it preys on children who don’t know how much it’s stealing from them. Pure evil.”
“I’m now funding Kim Kardashian’s lip gloss,” Waldman angrily quipped. The writer also took to Facebook to repeat her concerns, adding, “A pox on those vile scumbag Kardashian pigs and their app designers.”
Waldman, who is also an essayist and lawyer, ultimately removed her credit card from their Apple accounts, and the company refunded the expenses. “Best thing about this disaster?” she wrote. “My son f*cking hates the Kardashians now.” Wow.
Waldman’s complaints are interesting, as they come less than two weeks after a Vulture story that praised the game for not demanding money from users in order to keep playing. The article’s author wrote:
I hear people complaining about having spent “hundreds” of dollars on in-app purchases — on either energy (so that they can complete photo shoots faster) or game money (so that they can buy cute outfits). Sure, you’re impatient and want to make your way up the social ladder: I get it. But nowhere in the actual game does it ask directly for money to continue playing. If you are patient (fame takes time, people!), you can play the entire game without paying a dime. Clearly, Kim K and the people behind the game had to find a way to monetize things — and they’re being rewarded by those of us without self-control. But unlike other games that will sometimes demand a small fee to advance to a new stage, Kim K will never directly charge you money.
Check out Waldman’s postings below, and tell us who you think is at fault.