Kylie Jenner is at the center of some serious controversy after sharing a GoFundMe link for makeup artist Samuel Rauda‘s medical bills on her Instagram stories. The reality star is a billionaire, so when fans realized she had only contributed $5K to the cause, they were not happy.
Many thought that Jenner could have contributed a more substantial amount of money rather than sharing the link with her non-billionaire fans.
Twitter users expressed their frustrations on Instagram. Check out some of their responses below:
Considering the backlash, Jenner took to Instagram to clarify her perspective on the situation.
“I feel it’s important for me to clear up this false narrative that I’ve asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist’s medical bills. Sam isn’t my makeup artist and unfortunately we don’t have a personal relationship anymore but I have worked with him a few years ago and think he’s the sweetest,” she wrote, “I saw my current makeup artist and friend Ariel post about Sam’s accident and his family’s gofundme and I called Ariel immediately to see what happened to Sam.
After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was set at 10k. They had already raised 6k so I put it in 5k to reach their original goal and thought I’d post on my stories to gain more awareness if anyone also felt compelled the share or donate. I don’t know how all of this got so twisted but his family has reached out through Ariel and are very appreciative of all the donations, prayers, and love towards Sam.”
She then posted a follow up: “Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be. Let’s all stay positive and keep Sam, his family, and anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in our prayers. I hope you have a beautiful day and let’s encourage each other to help.”
Kylie’s explanation definitely clears a few things up, but who knows if Twitter will forgive her?