Billionaire Kylie Jenner Gets Backlash After Asking Fans To Donate To GoFundMe Page
Twitter had a lot to say about Kylie Jenner‘s GoFundMe fundraiser request.
The 23-year-old reality star was criticized after seeking donations for makeup artist Samuel Rauda‘s medical expenses after he was in a car accident over the weekend. In an Instagram Story, Jenner posted a black-and-white photo of Rauda, asking for fans to donate. Jenner personally donated $5,000 to his cause.
“My God watch over and protect @makeupbysamuel,” Jenner wrote. “Everyone take a moment and say a prayer for Sam who got into an accident this past weekend. And swipe up to visit his family’s go fund me.”
Social media critics were quick to question Jenner asking fans to donate money when she was the highest-paid celebrity of 2020 and had an estimated net worth of $900 million, according to Forbes.
Take a look at some of the mean tweets critiquing the founder of Kylie Cosmetics.
the fact that kylie jenner has the audacity to ask for donations for her friends/makeup artists emergency surgery (60,000) while shes worth a whole BILLION is very character telling ahahahahahaahahahahaha im so embarrassed for her
— 🦋 nina 🦋 (@ninamazx) March 20, 2021
kylie jenner bought her toddler a $15,000 handbag but is asking her fans for money pic.twitter.com/dH4Rua6Imk
— kaitlyn (@kaitlynsaloser) March 21, 2021
Folks are defending Kylie Jenner by pointing out she donated $5,000 to her makeup artist's medical GoFundMe. Her net worth is $900M.
So, that's 0.000006% of her net worth.
If your net worth were, say, $100k, it would be like donating 56 cents.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 21, 2021