The wealthy cosmetics mogul angered fans when she asked for donations to help her makeup artist, who was in an accident.
Jenner, 23, reportedly shared an Instagram Story on Thursday that urged her fans to donate to a GoFundMe set up by the family of Samuel Rauda, a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with the Kylie Cosmetics founder.
Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2007 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics
Rauda was in an accident that required “major surgery” on Sunday, March 14, according to the GoFundMe page. Jenner shared a still shot from Rauda’s most recent video along with the link to the crowdfunding website to encourage her followers to donate.
Celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda was in a serious accident and underwent major surgery last week, according to a GoFundMe page with a goal of $120,000 for medical costs.
In a now-expired Instagram story captured by UK tabloid The Sun, Jenner asked fans to contribute: “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.”
Jenner, 23, appeared to have donated $5,000. The Kylie Cosmetics mogul’s net worth is estimated to be upwards of $700 million. Last year, Forbes reported she was the highest-paid celebrity in the world.
However, online critics zeroed on Jenner for her former billionaire designation by Forbes. Although the business news outlet rescinded the beauty mogul’s 10-figure net worth in May, social media users were still quick to say they think her donation was too small.
“Kylie Jenner, who makes $19K/hr asking for $$$ from her fans to help her make up artist pay for a $60,000 surgery, is an excellent example of why we need universal healthcare,” NYC-based community activist Moumita Ahmed tweeted out Sunday morning. “Even billionaire employers like Kylie and Walmart aren’t willing to pay for their employees’ healthcare.”
Writer Charlotte Clymer alleged Jenner’s donation is “buying a premium latte” for someone who has a net worth of $900 million.
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