Kylie Jenner responds to backlash over asking her followers to donate to a makeup artist's emergency-surgery fund

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Kylie Jenner responds to backlash over asking her followers to donate to a makeup artist's emergency-surgery fund
Kylie Jenner in 2020.Karwai Tang/Getty Images
  • Kylie Jenner responded to backlash after asking fans to donate to a makeup artist's fundraiser.
  • Jenner donated $5,000 to Samuel Rauda's fundraiser, and fans called her out because of her wealth.
  • But according to Jenner, the original GoFundMe goal was only $10,000.

Kylie Jenner responded to the backlash she's facing for asking fans to donate to a makeup artist's GoFundMe campaign - despite having a net worth of $700 million, according to Forbes.

"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," the makeup mogul wrote in her Instagram story on Monday.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by his family, the celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda was involved in a serious accident a few weeks ago and needed donations to help cover his medical expenses, including surgery.

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Jenner said in her story that Rauda didn't work with her and the two no longer "have a personal relationship." But she was inspired to donate to his GoFundMe campaign after seeing her current makeup artist post about it, she wrote.

Kylie Jenner responds to backlash over asking her followers to donate to a makeup artist's emergency-surgery fund
Kylie Jenner spoke out about the backlash on Instagram Monday.Kylie Jenner/Instagram

The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling also said that the original goal amount of the fundraiser was $10,000, adding that when she first saw the GoFundMe page, the total raised was about $6,000. She told followers that she then donated $5,000 to help Rauda's family meet its original goal.

"I don't know how all of this got so twisted," Jenner said, adding: "Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be.

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"Let's all stay positive and keep Sam, his family, and anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in our prayers."

The backlash started after Jenner shared a post from Rauda to her Instagram story over the weekend, along with the caption, "Everyone take a moment to say a prayer for sam who got into an accident this past weekend. And swipe up to visit his families go fund me."

As of Monday, over $99,000 had been given to Rauda's GoFundMe campaign. Donors to the fundraiser appeared to include stars like Sofia Richie and Bella Thorne.

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But even though Jenner did make a donation to Rauda, people on social media still called her out for not giving more.

Others said Jenner wasn't responsible for Rauda's medical bills.

But overall, many people said Jenner should have donated more.

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Jenner's behavior regularly draws criticism from people on social media.

In January, fans accused Jenner of "cashing in on the pandemic" after her skin-care brand, Kylie Skin, released a $7 hand sanitizer.

And later that same month, people noticed the beauty mogul's "sucky" water pressure in a video of her shower and subsequently roasted Jenner on social media.

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A representative for Jenner didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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