Kylie Jenner is confused why her good deed got punished, but she wants to set the record straight!
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star responded to criticism about the billionaire sharing the link to a GoFundMe account for a celebrity makeup artist on Monday, March 22. Samuel Rauda sustained major injuries in a car accident, and a donation page was set up to help pay his medical bills. Jenner, who said she’s worked with Rauda before, donated to the cause and reposted the link via her IG story. That sounds like a nice gesture, right? Shortly after, the makeup mogul was slammed for soliciting money from her fans even though she is one of the top-earning celebrities.
After seeing the online hate, Jenner penned her account of what happened and shared it on social media. “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,” Kylie wrote.
“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.” She continued, “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.”
Kylie then confirmed that she did make a donation. “After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was set at 10k. They had already raise 6k so I 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,” she said.
Kylie ended her explanation by saying that she only does things with the best intentions. “Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be,” Jenner wrote. “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.
Kylie wasn’t the only wealthy celebrity to donate money; other stars that Rauda has worked with in the past, like Bella Thorne, Sofia Richie, Bebe Rexha, and “Shah’s of Sunset” star Lilly Ghalichi, also chipped in.
As of Monday, the GoFundMe account reached just under $100,000 with a goal of $120,000. At the very least, the Kylie drama helped bring a lot of awareness to Sam and his medical expenses.