Kylie Jenner Photograph:( Twitter )
The 23-year-old entrepreneur drew backlash over the weekend after seeking donations for her makeup artist Samuel Rauda's medical expenses.
Kylie Jenner recently made a GoFundMe fundraiser request and it irked the netizens.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur drew backlash over the weekend after seeking donations for her makeup artist Samuel Rauda's medical expenses. Following Rauda's car accident last weekend, Jenner posted a request for her fans to contribute and herself gave $5,000 to the cause, as per various reports.
"May God watch over you and protect you @makeupbysamuel," Jenner wrote with a black-and-white photo of Rauda. "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 (sic) go fund me."
Netizens condemned Kylie Cosmetics founder – the highest-paid celebrity of 2020, according to Forbes, who has an estimated net worth of $900 million – for asking her fans for money.
the fact that kylie jenner has the audacity to ask for donations for her friends/makeup artists emergency surgery (60,000) while shes worth a whole BILLION is very character telling ahahahahahaahahahahaha im so embarrassed for her— 🦋 nina 🦋 (@ninamazx) March 20, 2021
kylie jenner bought her toddler a $15,000 handbag but is asking her fans for money pic.twitter.com/dH4Rua6Imk— kaitlyn (@kaitlynsaloser) March 21, 2021
Kylie Jenner really asked us for money like we made the Forbes list pic.twitter.com/XsvLUn8i6X— Gossip Girl ✨☕️🤍 (@xoraveen) March 21, 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.
Despite the backlash, and with a push from the extra publicity around the trending criticism, Rauda's expense fund surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $10,000. The GoFundMe page is currently close to $100,000 with a revised $120,000 goal.