Kylie Jenner Under Fire For Asking Fans To Donate Towards The Surgery Of Her Make-Up Artist

March 23, 2021
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Kylie Jenner has come under fire after she asked her fans to donate an emergency fund for her make-up artist’s life-saving brain surgery rather than paying the US$60,000 bill herself since she’s estimated to be worth $1billion.

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Kylie had taken to her Instagram page and shared a link to the GoFundMe page for Samuel Rauda, her 26-year-old make-up-artist, who was seriously injured in a road traffic accident last weekend.

The 23-year-old entrepreneur, who Forbes refer to as a ‘self-made billionaire’, asked her followers to help raise $60,000 for Mr Rauda’s treatment – after apparently donating just $5,000 herself.

Kylie wrote: “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. And swipe up to visit his families go fund me.”

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The amount pledged ballooned to over $100,000 after Jenner’s support became public. But she was still criticized for not doing more for the makeup artist she worked with only twice in 2015 when he was a stylist.

Amid backlash of not doing enough for Samuel’s surgery, Kylie posted on her Instagram Stories explaining her part in the situation, and revealing the circumstances concerning her $5,000 donation.

“I feel it’s important for me to clear up 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 any more but I have worked with him a few years ago and think he’s the sweetest.

“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 (£7,200). They had already raised 6k (£4,300) so I put it 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.”

The young mum concluded: “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.”

Below are some of the tweets criticising Kylie Jenner for asking fans to donate towards the stylist’s emergency surgery.

KanyiDaily recalls that Forbes had named Kylie Jenner “The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever” in March 2019 owing to the popularity of her Kylie Cosmetics brand.

However in a shocking turn of events she was stripped of the title by the publication in 2020 which accused her of ‘lying about company figures and forging tax returns’ to reach the billionaire status.

A furious Kylie slammed the allegations and hit back at Forbes, accusing it of “a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.”

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