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Korie Robertson Responds To Social Media Backlash

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With the platform that Duck Dynasty stars have, they've used it in all the right ways. They travel around the country for different speaking events, and are able to give back to organizations that mean a lot to them.

Because of each Robertson brother's life experiences, each has different things that are near and dear to their hearts. For example, Jase's family are very invested in helping raise money for cleft lip and palate surgeries for kids because their daughter, Mia, was born with a cleft lip and palate.

Willie and Korie adopted a son 15 years ago, and again last year, which inspired them to launch Drive Adoption, their foundation to encourage families to adopt, "connect people in need of adoption resources with organizations that can help, and bring to light the beautiful children around the world in need of a loving, caring family."

Willie, Korie, and their six children are also very involved with an organization called Help One Now, which is a "catalytic tribe committed to empowering and resourcing high-capacity local leaders who care for orphans and vulnerable children in order to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty."

She fell in love with the organization after a mission trip to Haiti in 2014. She found out that children eat every other day because their parents couldn't afford to feed them every day, sometimes kids don't go to school because their families can't afford the $15 for books and a uniform, and mothers who had HIV or other health issues "didn't have access or couldn't afford the medicine they needed to stay alive."

Throughout her years of volunteering for Help One Now, where she is now a board member, she has documented her trips on social media, sparking backlash on almost every single one. She has yet to respond to anything - until now.

Along with several photos of children Help One Now helps, she posted a long letter to people who have been making not so nice comments.

"I'm just going to begin by saying this: Every time I post about great work being done in other countries I get hate," she wrote. "I know we have hardship right here in America, I know people need jobs, healthcare, help. I'm not negating that, and we do help people right here in our country, but I am going to just say it right now, the kind of poverty that is happening in other parts of the world we cannot even imagine."

We can't believe that her giving back has received such backlash! See her full post below.

I'm just going to begin by saying this: Every time I post about great work being done in other countries I get hate. I...

Posted by Korie Robertson on Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

Take a look at one of the many people Help One Now has helped below.
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