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It’s not true that the Kardashian family has donated $1 million to Las Vegas shooting victims, despite a post on HoustonChornicle-tv.com claiming it to be a fact.
An undated post on HoustonChronicle-tv.com claims the reality TV family "will be donating $1 million to the victims of Las Vegas mass shooting, considering both the bereaved and the surviving victims."
Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 500 injured during an Oct. 1 concert on the Las Vegas Strip after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, across from the concert venue.
HoustonChronicle-tv.com attributed (and minimally altered) a statement to the Kardashians that was actually said in August by the chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. after committing to give $1 million to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
"Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic storm," Disney’s Robert A. Iger said in his statement. "It’s hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because it isn’t over yet. But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we’re using our unique resources and reach to help those in need."
Below in bold is how HoustonChronicle-tv.com modified the quote.
HoustonChronicle-tv.com claimed Kim Kardashian said: "Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic mass shooting."
It adds that the family said: "It’s hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because people are still recovering from the historic tragedy. But we know several people have been bereaved or victimized and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together fearsomely, and we’re using our unique resources and reach to help those in need."
The post also claims Khloé Kardashian tweeted, "Las Vegas we are praying for you," immediately after announcing the family’s donation.
Khloé Kardashian on Oct. 2 tweeted condolences after the Las Vegas shooting and said "My prayers are with you!" but she did not write the specific words claimed by HoustonChronicle-tv.com.
Kim Kardashian on Oct. 2 tweeted: "Woke up to the most devastating news about Las Vegas. I’m praying for everyone in Las Vegas!" She also tweeted and retweeted about gun control and violence and about the need for blood donations in Las Vegas.
Kim Kardashian on Aug. 29 tweeted that her mom, sisters and her would be donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army USA to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. But there have been no official reports or tweets from her or her family about donations after the Las Vegas shooting.
HoustonChronicle-tv.com also claimed the Kardashians would be hosting a "Day of Giving" on Oct. 7 "to benefit those impacted by the shooting." That also mimic's Disney’s August press release after Hurricane Harvey, which said that on Aug. 31 it would "host a ‘Day of Giving’ to benefit those impacted by the hurricane."
PolitiFact has labeled HoustonChronicle-tv.com as an imposter site. The website is not affiliated with the actual Houston Chronicle newspaper, whose true website is chron.com, and it is not the website for a TV news station.
HoustonChronicle-tv.com had a similar fake story in August claiming that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. donated $200 million to Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief.
HoustonChronicle-tv.com fabricated the claim that the Kardashian family donated $1 million to Las Vegas shooting victims. We rate the statement Pants on Fire.
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