Last week, Kylie Jenner caused a lot of anger after she shared a GoFundMe donation page for a makeup artist's expensive life-saving surgery rather than donating a large sum herself... You know, because she's a multi-millionaire!
Fans weren't impressed that the star expected regular - and much poorer - people to donate their own money for the surgery...
Which resulted in Kylie finally speaking out.
Here's the full story...
Now, we all know Kylie Jenner for one thing and one thing only...
And that's being unbelievably rich.
The youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan has made quite the name for herself...
And after launching her own cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, in 2015, her net worth skyrocketed with it currently standing at a staggering $700 million, according to Forbes.
Of course, Forbes completely debunked her claims that she was a billionaire in 2019...
But having a net worth of $700 million isn't too shabby!
Kylie, who is mom to 3-year-old Stormi, flaunts her multi-millionaire status to her fans almost every day on Instagram...
And we must say, it's all pretty jealousy-inducing.
Kylie's wardrobe alone must be worth millions...
Not to mention her numerous Los Angeles mansions and collection of sports cars!
So, as you can see...
Kylie is doing pretty well for herself.
Which is actually the thing that has made fans so angry in the last week.
Earlier this month, makeup artist Samuel Rauda - who has previously worked with Kylie - was involved in a serious car accident that came with a hefty medical bill for life-changing surgery.
His family set up a GoFundMe page asking for donations to help pay the huge bills they've been left with following his surgery...
And Kylie decided to share the page on her Instagram story.
Sharing a photo of Samuel, Kylie wrote:
"May God watch over you and protect you - everyone take a moment to say a prayer for Sam who got into an accident this past weekend. And swipe up to visit his families go fund me."
Although Kylie donated $5,000 to the page...
Fans weren't impressed with her asking her followers to donate.
Kylie Jenner is a billionaire and her makeup artist friend got into a car accident and needed $60,000 so she started a gofundme and only donated $5,000— ☭ (@bint_haramm) March 20, 2021
Kylie Jenner bought her *literal baby* a fucking $15k bag...— N.M.E ⧖ (@EwAMirror) March 21, 2021
And then when her stylist got into a car accident and needs $60k emergency brain surgery,
she STARTED A GoFundMe and only donated $5k.
Abolish the upper-class. Like now. pic.twitter.com/pOSmZHGnPq
So Kylie Jenner who apparently earns over $450k A DAY and is a billionaire shared the 60k gofundme of her friend who got in an accident for us poor people to donate to? Celebrities are a different breed.— Queen of the Universe 🧚🏾♂️ (@tobeebayb) March 20, 2021
Folks are defending Kylie Jenner by pointing out she donated $5,000 to her makeup artist's medical GoFundMe. Her net worth is $900M.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 21, 2021
So, that's 0.000006% of her net worth.
If your net worth were, say, $100k, it would be like donating 56 cents.
Kylie Jenner, net worth 900M, is doing a GoFundMe (60K) for her stylists emergency surgery after a road wreck, and only donated 5k. I mean, this is absolutely fn disgusting. No one is coming to save us. Certainly not the 1%. Medicare for All. Now.— Thia is with... 😏✌️💋🔥 (@ThiaBallerina) March 21, 2021
Um Kylie Jenner could buy the fvcking moon and she's doing a GoFundMe for someone who isn't only her employee but her friend? Like? She buys her kid clothes that cost more than it would to pay for her FRIEND'S emergency surgery— Elle M. (they/them) (@ellle_em) March 21, 2021
imagine being kylie jenner and being wealthy enough to pay for one of your employee’s emergency brain surgery and just not paying for it and asking the likely broke 20 year olds who follow u on instagram to donate to a gofundme for your employee. literally disgusting.— colleen (@Coll3enG) March 21, 2021
The Kylie Jenner GoFundMe situation occurs so often. Rich people have the funds to help people and make TRIPLE the money they’ve donated back in less than a week. However, their way of “helping” is sharing the GoFundMe. It’s very sad and it will continue.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) March 21, 2021
Kylie Jenner shouldn’t have to donate to her makeup artist friend’s gofundme. She should be taxed at a high enough rate to provide free healthcare for them - and everyone. 🤗— Zach Zimmerman (@zzdoublezz) March 21, 2021
Kylie Jenner sharing a GoFundMe for her makeup artists legal bills, while only donating $5k herself, would be the same as a person making $100k/yr, donating $7.00.— Tracy (@Fosters_mom_14) March 21, 2021
I’m so glad I never followed the Kardashians
After a few days of non-stop backlash and criticism, Kylie was forced to respond.
Taking to her Instagram stories yesterday, she posted a statement intending to "clear up this false narrative that I've asked for money and am not paying for my makeup artist's medical bills."
She explained that Sam "isn't her makeup artist" and they "don't have a personal relationship anymore."
"But I worked with him a few years ago and think he's the sweetest," she said.
"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. After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his GoFundMe which was set at 10K."
Kylie explained that because $6,000 had already been raised, she donated $5,000 to reach the original target.
"I thought I'd post it on my stories to gain more awareness if anyone else felt compelled to share or donate. I don't know how all 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."
In a follow-up story, Kylie then said:
"Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be. 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."
But quite predictably, her response didn't sit well with everyone...
“unfortunately we don’t have a personal relationship anymore...so if he dies idc xoxo 😘”— declan (@idkdeclan) March 22, 2021
And people just felt it was a half-hearted response that proves she doesn't really care that much.
What do you think?
Do you think it was wrong of Kylie to share the GoFundMe? Or do you think she did the right thing by sharing and donating?