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Kylie Jenner claims “false narrative” over GoFundMe backlash

Kylie Jenner has been in the heat of public outrage when she asked fans to donate to a makeup artist’s GoFundMe campaign — a bold ask considering her billionaire status. Now, the reality show star is claiming that the narrative has been “twisted.”

The beneficiary of the fundraiser is Sam Rauda who previously worked for Kylie as her makeup artist for around six years. His family set up a campaign for his medical expenses after he was met with an accident. They are currently seeking $120,000 and have raised a little over $100,000 so far.

Kylie Jenner Sam Rauda
Kylie Jenner and makeup artist Sam Rauda

Kylie was criticized for only donating $5,000 to the cause. While the A-list celebrity has stated that they have not had a personal relationship in a while, she could easily cover all his medical bills just as a kind gesture.

People were frustrated with the fact that she asked her non-billionaire fans to shell out money instead of just donating more on her own — which probably wouldn’t even be a steep loss considering her net worth.

She then took to Instagram to speak out on the controversy. Kylie cried out that she was being painted in a “false narrative.”

Kylie Jenner Instagram statement
Kylie Jenner’s statement on Instagram regarding GoFundMe controversy

It sure doesn’t help that she reportedly lent her sister Kendall Jenner her $72 million private jet for a trip to New York over the weekend. Apparently it costs $50,000 to fly to the east coast from California.

Needless to say, Twitter users are not letting go of this issue that easily.

 

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