Kylie Jenner Addresses Backlash For GoFundMe Campaign Snafu
Written by Huffingtonpost on March 22, 2021
Vogue mogul Kylie Jenner addressed on Instagram on Monday the backlash she’s confronted after asking her followers to donate cash for a make-up stylist’s medical bills.
After Jenner, 23, discovered that an previous good friend, celebrity make-up artist Samuel Rauda, had been in a severe accident that required main surgical procedure, she donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe marketing campaign arrange for his medical bills.
Jenner additionally requested followers to contribute by way of a now-deleted Instagram story: “Might God watch over you and defend you @makeupbysamuel everybody take a second to say a prayer for Sam who received into an accident this previous weekend. And swipe as much as go to his households go fund me.”
Contemplating Jenner’s price has been estimated at $700 million, many individuals on social media felt Jenner shouldn’t be asking much less lucky People to shell out to assist her good friend.
On Monday, Jenner posted one other Instagram story, this time to “clear up this false narrative” that she’d “requested followers for cash and am not paying” her make-up artist’s medical payments.
Jenner stated that Rauda is just not at present her make-up artist however says she labored with him a number of years in the past and thinks “he’s the sweetest.”
Jenner stated when she heard about her good friend’s accident, the GoFundMe publish had raised $6,000 towards a $10,000 purpose, so she donated $5,000 to assist them attain that quantity.
She additionally gave the details about the accident to her followers in case they needed to assist out as effectively.
Jenner then expressed shock that her try and do a superb deed backfired.
“I don’t know the way all of this received so twisted,” she lamented however stated Rauda’s household “are very appreciative of all of the donations, prayers and love in direction of Sam.”
You’ll be able to see Jenner’s feedback beneath.
CORRECTION: An earlier model of this text stated Jenner had donated $6,000. Her Instagram publish stated she donated $5,000 after a complete of $6,000 had been raised.
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