A few weeks ago, Ad Age published a report on online ad rates that included this little nugget: reality star Kim Kardashian earns an astonishing $10,000 per tweet every time she endorses a product on Twitter.
Like this: "The Carl’s Jr chicken salads came out yesterday!! I’m on my way to Carl’s Jr for lunch now … have you tried them yet?"
Not so fast, Ad Age. Kardashian has released a statement on the matter:
"I want to clear this up because there has been a lot of talk about this. Carl’s Jr did not pay me to tweet about their salads. Yes, obviously I was paid to be in the commercial … we all have to work! But I was not paid to tweet or talk about the salads on my blog, Facebook account, MySpace account or any other online outlets. Am I not allowed to talk about something I like without people assuming I must have been paid to do it? I want my fans to know what products, gadgets, foods, clothes and beauty products I like and I love sharing all that with my fans. You all know I’ve posted about certain clothes and products on my blog since I started blogging two years ago."
Let me get this straight, Kim. You love Carl’s Jr. salads so much that you would tweet about Carl’s Jr. salads if Carl’s Jr. didn’t pay you to be in their salad commercials?
That’s almost absurd as the idea of eating a Carl’s Jr. salad while taking a bath.
Who does that? Oh, wait …
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