Kylie Jenner Puts the Record Straight on GoFundMe Outrage
Kylie Jenner is many things, but “heartless” is definitely not one of them. On Monday, the super-wealthy cosmetic mogul defended herself on Instagram after fans targeted her for asking for money to help offset celeb makeup artist Samuel Rauda‘s hospital expenses following a horrible car accident. And, despite being known for her extravagant lifestyle, Jenner only gave $5,000 to her supposed friend.
She clarified on her Instagram story after labeling the criticism a “false narrative.”
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 [sic].
The reality TV star stated she chose to visit the fundraising campaign at that point and discovered that the target had been set at $10,000, with his family having raised $6,000. She wrote,
I put 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.
“Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be,” she concluded. “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.”
She further explained, “Sam isn’t my makeup artist, and we don’t have a personal relationship anymore, but I worked with him a few years ago and think he’s the sweetest.”
As per the GoFundMe page, Rauda had serious surgery on 14th March after being injured in a car accident and is currently in a “fight for his life.”
One of Rauda’s friends, La Demi stated that “he flew off of a moving vehicle crushing his head into the pavement,” which resulted in “internal bleeding and 8 different brain injuries.” Meanwhile, the GoFundMe page now carries a goal of $120,000.
Huda Kattan, the founder of HUDA Beauty, has contributed $10,000 to aid Samuel, while Bella Thorne has given $5,000 and Sofia Richie has made donations of $3,000. Jenner’s BFF Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou offered $1,000, and former Kardashian West Brands CEO Steph Shep contributed $750.
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