Kylie Jenner has skilled clear the air after she was called out for asking her fans to donate towards the treatment of a makeup artist.
Celebrity makeup artist, Samuel Rauda, had been involved in an accident and his family created a GoFundMe for medical expenses, including a serious surgery.
Jenner, who donated $5,000, shared a link to the fundraiser on her Instagram Story, writing, “May God watch you and protect you @makeupbysamuel. Everyone takes a flash to mention a prayer for Sam who got into an accident this past weekend. And swipe up to go to his families go fund me.”
Jenner’s post triggered a serious outcry on social media, with many remarking that the truth star has extreme wealth and therefore the ability to hide Rauda’s medical expenses without seeking donations from her fans (read here).
On her Instagram Story Monday March 22, Jenner addressed the backlash.
She wrote: “I feel it’s important on behalf of 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,” Jenner wrote. “Sam isn’t my makeup artist and unfortunately we don’t have a private relationship anymore but I even have worked with him a couple of 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 that I called Ariel immediately to ascertain what happened to Sam.”
“After learning in additional detail about the accident it compelled me to go to his go fund me which was set at 10k. that they had already raised 6k so I put it in 5k to succeed in their original goal and thought I’d post on my stories to realize more awareness if anyone also felt compelled to share or donate.
“I don’t skills 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.”