Kylie Jenner has done nothing but leave social media users in an outrage after she made a request for her fans to donate to a crowdfunder to pay for her stylist’s emergency surgery despite apparently giving just $5,000 herself.
Kylie who is regarded by Forbes as a “self-made” billionaire in 2019, was then reportedly earning $1.2m per Instagram post, Jenner – now thought to be a multimillionaire, has left fans in widespread disbelief after she took to Instagram Live to ask her followers to help raise $60,000 for Samuel Rauda’s treatment.
Rauda, a 26-year-old makeup artist whose clients include Jenner, Chrissy Teigen and Khloe Kardashian, was reported to have been seriously injured in an auto accident last weekend.
He underwent major surgery on 14 March, according to a GoFundMe page his family has since set up in a bid to cover the cost of his medical expenses.
Many on Twitter felt that given Jenner’s well-publicised extreme wealth, the request was misjudged – with some describing the move as “tone deaf”.
Four days later, Jenner shared a picture of Rauda in an Instagram story and told her followers:
“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’ GoFundMe.”. Read fans reactions below
1. Kylie Jenner has a net worth of approximately $1 billion.
2. Her makeup artist is injured in an accident.
3. She donates only $5,000 to his family's GoFundMe for medical bills.
4. She asks her poor fans to cover the rest.
What is wrong with her?https://t.co/P0KTyJgyBX
— Matthew VanDyke (@Matt_VanDyke) March 21, 2021
Hey @KylieJenner! Why don’t you “go fund” your friends financial needs rather than asking your fans to do it. You know, your fans that are anxiously waiting for their $1,400 check to drop so they can by food and pay bills. 🙄 #ToneDeaf https://t.co/wTHCe18HeW
— 12NeeNee (@12NeeNee) March 17, 2021
and the fact that its her friend.. not even a stranger😭😭
— ☆ (@222xen) March 20, 2021
No way billionaire kylie jenner opened a Go Fund Me for her stylist??? 😭😭 sis how about you GO FUND HIM
— TOKS⁷ (@Whxtevxrr) March 21, 2021
I know Kylie Jenner ain’t asking me for $60,000 for her make up artist’s brain surgery.. meanwhile sis makes over $450,000 a👏🏾day👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/PT3SskVLx5
— Gossip Girl ✨☕️🤍 (@xoraveen) March 21, 2021
Kylie Jenner asking her fans for money with her 450k daily salary: pic.twitter.com/5O6cIOi3Nr
— Joey Crofts (@crofts_joey) March 21, 2021
Me raising money for Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist. pic.twitter.com/3rCKgZMeP0
— Dear Desperado, (@JohnIsAJoke) March 21, 2021