Kylie Jenner Responds to GoFundMe Backlash
Kylie Jenner took to Instagram on Monday to address the backlash she’s been receiving on social media.
What happened? Fans got mad after she asked them to donate to a GoFundMe campaign. The GoFundMe was for her old friend and celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda, who required major surgery after a serious accident.
Many were upset that Kylie, who is estimated to be worth $700 million, only donated $5,000 and was asking fans to help.
In her Instagram post, she cleared up the “false narrative” and lamented that she was just trying to raise “awareness” when “all of this got so twisted.”
“I saw my current makeup artist and friend Ariel post about Sam’s accident and his family’s gofundme… it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was set at 10K.” Jenner wrote she “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…”
Kylie also addressed her $5,000 donation, saying she chose that amount to help the campaign “reach their original goal.”