Kylie Jenner finally addresses controversial $5k donation to make-up pal’s medical bills
The 23-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star faced a huge backlash after she shared a link to a GoFundMe page for a celebrity make up artist’s medical expenses.
The Kylie Cosmetics beauty mogul dropped $5,000 into the fundraiser which was set up to raise $120,000 for her former makeup artist Samuel Rauda.
The reality star was trolled for ‘asking for money’ when she enjoys a near billionaire status but she feels that she has been the victim of a “false narrative” and that her social media share has been misrepresented.
Responding to her critics, Kylie wrote a lengthy statement on her Instagram Stories, explaining what had happened and how she was disappointed about the misinformation.
Kylie wrote: “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
“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 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.
“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 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.”
Kylie added: “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 I try to be helpful whenever I can be.”
The KUWTK star concluded: “Let’s all stay positive and keep Sam, his family, and anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in our prayers.
“I hope you have a beautiful day and let’s encourage each other to help.”