This month has been devastating for many California residents due to the state's furious fires. However, the residence of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is safe and sound, thanks to a decision she took for her family that provoked a violent reaction. Now, Kim Kardashian explained why he hired private firefighters, and whatever his opinion, his reasoning makes a lot of sense.
During an appearance in The show by Ellen DeGeneres This week, Kim spoke about wildfires and why she decided to take additional measures to protect her home. the keeping up with the Kardashians The star explained that when one of her friends lost her house in another fire, they recommended to the private company that Kim hired to protect her home. She told Ellen DeGeneres,
"I feel we were blessed to have the help of the firemen we had, and our house is right at the end of a large park, so the whole park caught fire and if our house went away, then any other house would do it." . to go."
Kim also shared that even though her family's home is safe, they still do not live there at this time, because "the smell of smoke is too intense."
Kim also admitted that having private firefighters is a "luxury" and recognizes that not everyone affected by the fires could take similar measures. "I do not take it for granted, and it was such a big blessing that we were able to do it," he said.
However, as BuzzFeed pointed out, not everyone supported Kim's decision to hire private firefighters. A person on Twitter suggested that Kim's actions it could "eliminate valuable resources that should be available to everyone in the fight against this disaster". Other people compared Kim's decision to protect his home to what happened to other stars like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who lost their home in the fire.
But what tweets like these do not explain is that Kim donated $ 500,000 to the relief efforts on behalf of her and her husband as well. KKW Beauty mogul shared with DeGeneres that he donated $ 200,000 to the California Fire Foundation, $ 200,000 to the California Community Foundations Fire Assistance Fund and $ 100,000 to a local firefighter who lost his own home. The donations were made in the name of West, Yeezy and Adidas.
Kim's actions protected her home, but she also helped the neighbors in the process. And the various donations show that she and West are thinking of those who are less fortunate when it comes to the impact of the flames. It makes sense why some fans do not agree with the decision. But Kim has more resources than most people, and it is understandable that he wants to do everything possible to protect his family and his home as well.
However, as Kim herself has pointed out, not everyone has been so fortunate. Up to 870 people are still missing after the wildfires in California, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday. And at least 81 people have been killed by forest fires, according to the departure. Other celebrities, such as Cyrus, Hemsworth and Gerard Butler, have also lost their homes. But it does not sound like Kim was taking any of that for granted: based on his generous donations, he seems to be doing everything he can to help other people beyond his own family.