Kylie Jenner Facing Backlash on Twitter After Requesting GoFundMe Donation
Kylie Jenner stirred controversy on Twitter by urging fans to donate to an online fundraiser for celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda, who was injured in a severe incident and had to undergo surgery last week.
As per The Sun, the 23-year-old Jenner who has worked with Rauda recently promoted a GoFundMe page devoted to financing his medical costs on her Instagram story, urging her 222 million followers on the platform to “swipe up to visit his families [sic] go fund me.”
Fans were outraged by the request, pointing out that Jenner, who boasts a net worth of around $900 million, could have covered the costs.
“Why is kylie Jenner asking for donations to fund her makeup artist’s surgery when she’s a billionaire,” one user tweeted.
“If I was as rich as Kylie Jenner I simply wouldn’t ask ppl on the internet to donate for my best friend’s brain surgery but we all built different i guess!” another posted.
“How come Kylie Jenner isn’t paying her makeup artist enough to afford a 60k surgery? That’s the real question. Her business is makeup. He’s her makeup artist! He’s not bringing in millions?!?” one wrote.
A GoFundMe page was set up earlier this week to assist in covering Rauda’s healthcare costs. A “Kylie Jenner” emerged contributing $5,000 under the list of top donors. Over $97,000 had been reached as of Sunday, with an objective of $120,000.
Organizer Johanna Portillo posted to the page at the weekend,
We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to each and everyone who has donated or sent prayers in support of Samuel. We have felt the love and know that your continued prayers for healing are very much appreciated. It has been uplifting to witness how Sam not only brought a ray of shine to our lives but to many across the world.
“It has been a week since Sam’s accident. It has not been easy. In the midst of it all, Sam continues to fight, showing us how strong he truly is. Please continue to send prayers his way,” she continued.
Some backed Jenner on the internet following the outpour of rage on Sunday.
“She didn’t organize the gofundme page, it was published by Johanna Portillo 5 days ago. + the goal is $120,000 & she made a donation on Day 2 when she found out about the gofundme page probably. The fact that she donated something is important. Dnt write her off,” one user posted.
Jenner was declared the world’s “youngest self-made” billionaire by Forbes back in 2019 when she was just 21. However, the magazine snatched the title last year, noting at the time: “Kylie’s business is significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe.”
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