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Kardashian women donate $500,000 to help Harvey victims

Kim and co. went above and beyond.


Vanna Vasquez


Posted on Aug 29, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:00 pm CDT

Kevin Hart called for celebrities to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the Kardashians responded with a generous donation.

The comedian put all jokes aside when he posted a video to Instagram Monday starting a “challenge” for his famous friends to take part in. Hart challenged his fellow celebrities to help those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The weekend storm brought catastrophic flooding to the Houston area after making landfall as a category 4 hurricane on Friday. Houston received up to 37 inches of rainfall, and had numerous residents trapped on their roofs due to flooding. The storm also tore through the towns of Rockport and Port Aransas in South Texas leaving much of Texas impacted. Hart donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross, and called on friends to do the same.

However, the Kardashians went above and beyond his expectations.

Kim, Kris, Kendall, Kylie, Kourtney, and Khloe donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army Tuesday. Some family members also took to Twitter beforehand to announce their remorse for the victims and revealed they were praying for their safety.

While the Kardashians conquered Hart’s challenge, Kim had to face many other challenges of her own this week.

After Taylor Swift premiered her music video for “Look What You Made Me Do” at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday it seemed like all eyes were on the Kardashian-West family. With lyrics like “I don’t like your tilted stage,” and imagery of Swift laying in a bathtub of jewels, it was clear that her single was a diss track toward the power couple. But don’t expect Kardashian and West to be losing sleep over this hurdle: People magazine reports that West and Kardashian think the song is a joke.

“They find it pathetic that she still tries to keep an old feud going. They are not going to give her or her new music any attention. They have more important things to focus on, like their family,” a source told People.

One problem down, another to go this week: This time the attention was on their daughter. On Monday Kardashian posted a Jackie Kennedy-inspired photo shoot to Twitter. It seemed like a normal photo, but Twitter was quick to notice a detail in North’s leg position that sparked rampant tweets:

Kardashian also received backlash for seeming to have darkened her skin for the photo.

The unofficial queen of the internet continues to move the needle with just about every public move, but at least she still wields a mighty digital army of fans.


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*First Published: Aug 29, 2017, 1:45 pm CDT