After receiving harsh criticism for asking fans for donations for a makeup artist’s surgery, Kylie Jenner went to Instagram to issue a statement.
Fans slammed Kylie Jenner after she shared an Instagram story in support of makeup artist Samuel Rauda and asked her followers to donate $60,000 on GoFundMe. Netizens began criticizing the billionaire babe for her financial situation, claiming that she could donate the entire sum on her own if necessary. The beauty mogul is now telling her side of the story; keep reading to find out more.
Kylie Jenner wrote, “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. 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 soi 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 to 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.”
Kylie Jenner went on to write the next story. “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.”
Rauda’s fund has now exceeded its initial fundraising goal of USD 10,000, according to WION. With a revised goal of USD 120,000, the GoFundMe page is currently close to $100,000.