'Don't have to publicise everything': Kim Kardashian hits back over bushfire donation claims

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Kim K has hit back over bushfire donation claims. Photo: Getty

Magda Szubanski has come out to defend Kim Kardashian West, after the reality star was attacked on Twitter for apparently not donating any money towards Australian bushfire relief.

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star was called out online by someone who claimed the famous family had ‘not donated a penny’ towards helping victims of the ongoing bushfire crisis across the country.

“Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires & not donate even a penny,” the fan wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.

Kim’s sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner were also tagged in the tweet, prompting Kim to hit back at the claims.

“Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything,” she tweeted.

Sister Khloé also took to her own Instagram, writing: “Good deeds should be done with intention and not for attention”.

“We are all blessed to be able to bless others even if it is in the slightest way. But we do not need to be boastful about that,” she added.

And now Aussie actress Magda Szubanski, who starred in an Uber Eats campaign with Kim Kardashian, has also come out to defend the reality star from the backlash online.

Magda and Kim K in the latest Uber Eats campaign. Photo: Uber

“When I did the Uber eats ad with Kim I spoke to her on the phone (weeks before this current disaster ) & the VERY FIRST THING she asked me was how we were going with the bushfires,” she tweeted on Tuesday.

“Many people donate their money and time quietly.”

The Kardashians join a growing list of celebrities who have pledged to help those affected by the bushfires

Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman donate $500k each to bushfire relief

Kylie Minogue announced on Monday she would be pledging half a million dollars to ‘the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required’ following the catastrophic blazes.

The Melbourne-born pop icon announced she and her family had contributed funds in a heartfelt Instagram post, adding that the destruction to her homeland is ‘heartbreaking’.

“Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time,” the 51-year-old captioned a solemn snap of herself dressed casually in a dry, smoky paddock.

The singer called the devastation caused by the fires 'heartbreaking '. Photo: Instagram/kylieminogue.

A slew of donations have been rolling in from fellow Aussie stars including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Celeste Barber and her incredible fundraising campaign which has now reached over $40m, and Russell Crowe who skipped yesterday’s Golden Globes ceremony to remain on his NSW property.

Aussie bushfire crisis takes centre stage at Golden Globe awards

Russell, who won the award for best actor for his performance as Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice, delivered an impassioned message via Jennifer Aniston who announced his win.

“Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate-change based,” read Jen on his behalf.

“We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is so we all have a future.”

Fellow Golden Globe attendees Cate Blanchett, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen DeGeneres and Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge also pledged their support, while the event’s host Ricky Gervais closed the show saying, “Please donate to Australia”.

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