Kylie Jenner responded to the backlash she received for her lavish spending on material items, parties and vacations for herself but donating so less for makeup artist Samuel Rauda’s medical expenses.
Kylie Jenner is speaking out.
On Monday, the 23-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star responded the “false narrative” surrounding her decision to share a GoFundMe campaign for Samuel Rauda, a makeup artist who recently “underwent major surgery” following an accident, according to the reports.
Kylie Jenner put out a statement on her Instagram Stories after receiving criticism for posting a link to the fundraiser on social media, check out the video. “i feel it’s important for me to clear this false narrative that i’ve asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist’s medical bills.”
“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 i think he’s the sweetest,” she clarified.
Jenner said she learned about Rauda’s injury from her current makeup artist, Ariel Tejada, and posted a link to the GoFundMe.
“After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was set at 10k. They had already raised 6k and i put in 5k to reach their original goal and thought i’d post it on my stories to raise more awareness if anyone also felt compelled to share and donated,” she explained.
“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,” Jenner continued. “Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and try to be helpful whenever I can.”
The Kylie Cosmetics founder concluded her statement saying “stay positive and keep Sam, his family, and anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in out prayers.”
“I hope you have a beautiful day and let’s encourage each other to help,” she added.
According to the website’s top donations filter, Sofia Richie, Bleta ‘BeBe’ Rexha, and Huda Kattan join the list of other generous celebrities and beauty professionals who have donated thousands of dollars.