It was announced, yesterday, that President Trump agreed to the pardoning of Alice Marie Johnson after his meeting with Kim Kardashian, who was a vocal advocate in having her freed.
While the moment definitely proved to be a positive one that the reality star helped facilitate, many did not appreciate the hate that some of her trolling fans spewed at other celebrities whose charitable efforts have not been made public domain. One A-lister who was throw into the mix by a Kardsahian troll was Beyoncé, and comedian Loni Love wasted no time in coming to her defense.
The hater used Bey and Jay-Z's largely sold-out worldwide venture, On The Run II, in an attempt to unnecessarily prove that Kardashian is more charitable and a greater philanthropist than the superstar couple.
"Look at Kim K being a freedom fighter while Beyonce taxing y'all n****s to watch her and her washed up cheating husband perform songs from 10 years ago," the bitter Betty wrote.
Fully aware of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's deliberately muted and various charitable contributions throughout the years, Love responded, "Bey and Jay have paid bail for alot of folks fighting for the rights of all Americans... they are also producing a lot of documentaries about injustices in the system... let's not compare apples and oranges."
Take a look at the exchange, below:
It should be noted that while Beyoncé and Jay-Z's charitable efforts have not been publicized or glorified for public attention, the two have made a conscious effort, throughout their extensive careers, to give back to the community in a variety of ways.
Beyoncé, with the help of her mother, Tina Lawson, and Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland, founded the Survivor Foundation to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She has also partnered with a variety of anti-hunger organizations, including Feeding America, the Houston Food Bank and the Global Food Banking Network. She has also, in recent years, founded her own charitable organization, BeyGOOD, which serves as one of the main sponsors of her tours and encourages her fans to donate clothing to the less fortunate at each stop.
In addition to this, she is also the co-founder of Chime for Chance, a platform designed to empower women and girls through education, health and justice. Most recently, she returned to her hometown of Houston to feed, clothe and monetarily assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Her husband Jay-Z's background in giving back is also not faint. Throughout his career, he has pledged more than $1 million to the American Red Cross relief effort following Hurricane Katrina, used his tours to raise awareness for and combat global water shortage and has produced a series of documentaries to shed light on several often-ignored causes including racial injustice, police brutality and various others.
What makes their efforts that much more meaningful is that they keep the work about the causes and not the recognition.
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