Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kim Kardashian is Back on Twitter

Posted By on Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 3:53 PM

In this week's Weekly Wide Web column, I complained about the Keep a Child Alive social-media "killing" campaign, which had celebrities of various levels of importance dropping off of social media temporarily to raise money to fight AIDS.

Obviously, that's a worthy cause to raise money for, but it didn't seem to me quite right to have rich people like Ryan Seacrest asking his fans to contribute money to be privileged to know what muffin he ate that morning.


Thankfully, the stunt did raise $1 million, so Kim Kardashian is back to telling a million people where they can find QuickTrim ("Walgreens, Rite Aid, GNC really anywhere!" in case you were wondering). The fundraiser wasn't nearly the success anyone would have hoped, but thankfully, a pharmaceutical industry billionaire bailed out the fiasco with a donation of $500,000, putting the event out of its misery.

Oddly, the Kardashians often publicize a number of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in their tweets. Probably just a coincidence.

Tags: , , , , ,


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Pink Martini and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

PINK MARTINI performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece,… More

@ TCC Music Hall Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m. 260 S. Church Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Stay Up to See Sunday's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Claytoon of the Day: Stressing RBG (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Claytoon of the Day: A Manly Cartoon (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Jan. 9 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Happy Holidays to All! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation