Kylie Jenner Slams Claims She Shared a GoFundMe to Ask Fans to Pay Her Makeup Artist’s Medical Bills

When people think of the Kardashian/Jenners, a lot of thoughts probably come to mind, but one thing that is surely associated with them is wealth. Kylie Jenner even received accolades in recent years for being one of the youngest billionaires in history. So, when she shared a GoFundMe to help someone who who was supposedly a friend pay for lifesaving surgery, fans were confused and called her out for not just helping him herself.

Photo of Kylie Jenner on the red carpet at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Photo of Kylie Jenner on the red carpet at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party | Toni Anne Barson/WireImage

Kylie Jenner and Samuel Rauda’s GoFundMe

Makeup artist Samuel Rauda was involved in a car accident in early March. When his family set up a GoFundMe account to cover his $120,000 worth of medical expenses, Jenner shared the link.

 “May God watch over you and protect you @makeupbysamuel. Everyone take a moment to say a prayer for Sam who got into an accident this past weekend,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “And swipe up to visit his families go fund me.”

Later, Buzzfeed posted a screenshot that showed that Jenner herself only publicly donated $5,000.

Backlash to Kylie Jenner asking for donations

Once the amount of money that Jenner donated came out, fans were quick to slam her for giving such a small amount when she is a billionaire.

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“What’s funny is that she’s the kind of person who would describe her staff as being practically family,” one Reddit user wrote. “Okay, so she should sell one of her hundreds of Birkin bags that she has. Or one of her cars of which she has an army of. What a joke of a person.”

“Honestly, I think the point that people are trying to make with this is that it can seem selfish when she posts something like this when it’s someone she knows and can help privately,” another person said. “It would be different if she linked to a donation to a forest fire for instance. Idk.”

Kylie clarifies

After receiving backlash, Jenner took to her Instagram to clarify that Rauda was not her makeup artist.

“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,” she wrote.

“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 continued. “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.”

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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. 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. Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and try to be helpful whenever I can.”

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Rauda’s GoFundMe has currently raised $100,000.