Haiti earthquake orphans and poverty stricken locals OUTRAGED as KIM KARDASHIAN mocks their suffering – stays in a $1,000-a-night hotel as starving stricken children are bused in to meet her! Plus: the wrath of OPRAH!
In a desperate bid to repair her tattered image, KIM KARDASHIAN visited earthquake-ravaged Haiti on a mercy mission, but her plan backfired as irate locals blasted her as a “phony” and told her: “Go back home, Kim!”
During her 48-hour stay in the nation’s capital, the reality TV diva – accompanied by her mother/manager Kris Jenner – stayed in a $1,000-a-night hotel suite, traveled in a royalty-worthy convoy with her own photographers and bodyguards, and strutted down the runway in a fashion show.
But she mostly avoided the squalid refugee camps where an estimated 600,000 Haitians remain homeless with little access to sanitary facilities and clean water.
When she visited a school to hand out Christmas presents, it was the area’s most prestigious academy – and orphans were bused in to meet her!
“The whole trip was a sham,” one source told The ENQUIRER. “It’s like Kim turned a blind eye to Haiti’s real issues – poverty and hunger. All she did was rub shoulders with the nation’s elite.
“She showed no interest in the plight of our people. It was a scandalous waste of time and money.”
And that wasn’t the only criticism leveled at Kim.
Oprah Winfrey is incensed that Kim’s trip upstaged her own visit to Haiti, where she interviewed Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn about his earthquake relief organization.
“Publicly, Oprah will say that any publicity for Haiti is good, but privately she fumed to a pal, ‘I think Kim is a phony,’ ” divulged an insider. “Now Oprah is livid. Kim has no idea what she’s done. It’s always better to have Oprah on your side than against you.”
The 31-year-old Kardashian was riding high when she tied the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries.But her image took a huge hit when she filed for divorce just 72 days after the made-for-TV nups, prompting crix to slam the wedding as nothing but a publicity ploy.
Anxious to rehabilitate herself, Kim hooked up with the Haitian relief organization We Advance. It was co-founded by “Prime Suspect” star Maria Bello after a massive 7.0 earthquake slammed Haiti in January 2010. The quake killed nearly 300,000 people, and left 1.5 million more homeless, while another 6,700 perished in a cholera epidemic.
But Kim didn’t see much of that misery – she checked into the posh Presidential Suite of the five-star Karibe Hotel, the best lodging in Port-au-Prince.
Her suite cost a whopping $1,000 a night – or two and a half times the average Haitian’s $400 annual salary.
Her accommodations had private elevators, a Jacuzzi, dual plasma TVs and, as the hotel’s website boasts, “a breathtaking view of Port-au-Prince,” far above the capital’s rubble-strewn streets.
During her brief stay, Kim treated hotel staffers like her own personal servants, said a source.
“Kim seemed to be really inconvenienced by the poverty and the sanitary conditions in Haiti,” said another source.
“After she shook several people’s hands, she was spotted cleaning her own hands with a disinfectant wipe.”
“Kim’s trip was NOT about helping Haiti,” a Haitian closely connected to Kim’s stay on the battered island told The ENQUIRER. “She just came down here for a photo op and then flew back home to her celebrity life. She did nothing for Haiti.”
A promoter for the Women, Creation and Production fashion event added: “She flounced around with bodyguards to keep her safe and traveled in a convoy like a visiting dignitary. It was ridiculous.”
Even more insulting, both Kim and her mother dressed in pricey, in-your-face clothes.
“The clothes on their backs could feed a Haitian family for years,” Port-au-Prince television producer Steve Azor told The ENQUIRER. “This visit was not about helping Haiti’s poor people – it was about helping Kim Kardashian revamp her image.”