Kylie Jenner has come under fire after asking her fans to help pay for her makeup artist’s $60,000 brain surgery that was required after a car accident.
The 23-year-old star requested her followers go to a Go Fund Me campaign to chip in which revealed the TV star had put in $5,000 herself.
But the initial goal was $10,000 and there was already $6,000 pledged so she added another $5,000 to bring it over its goal. The amount pledged ballooned to over $100,000 after Jenner’s support became public.
Still, Jenner – who is worth around $1billion thanks to the success of her Kylie Cosmetics – was criticized for not doing more for the makeup artist she worked with only twice in 2015.
Generating criticism: Kylie Jenner has come under fire after asking her fans to help pay for her makeup artist’s $60,000 surgery needed after a car accident when she could easily pay for it herself. But she went over the initial and only worked with the man twice in 2015. Seen in 2020
Kylie wrote: ‘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.’
The online campaign is soliciting donations for Samuel Rauda, a makeup artist who underwent emergency surgery after sustaining multiple injuries in a recent car accident.
He previously worked with the influencer as her stylist only twice in 2015 and is not her makeup artist.
Many of the reality television personality’s fans were quick to notice that she had only donated $5,000 to her friend’s medical fund,
But they did not know that the initial fund was for only $10,000. When she dropped in her $5,000, the fund had $6,000 in it, bringing the amount past its goal.
Still, the haters took to their social media outlets, particularly Twitter, to voice their disapproval of Jenner’s donation.
A good cause: The 23-year-old star requested her followers go to a Go Fund Me campaign to chip in which revealed the TV star had only put in $5,000 herself. But when she made the donation, the goal was at only $10,000
One Twitter user commented: ‘Wait so kylie jenner’s make up artist got into a car accident and needed $60k for emergency brain surgery and she asked her fans to donate???? and then only donated $5,000 when she’s a literal billionaire?’
Another made the observation, ‘No way billionaire kylie jenner opened a Go Fund Me for her stylist??? sis how about you GO FUND HIM.’
Bella Thorne also matched Jenner’s $5,000 donation, and Sofia Richie and Bebe Rexha both gave smaller amounts to the campaign.
The largest contribution was made by a user with the name Mjay Al Thani, who donated $12,000 to Rauda’s medical fund.
Giving something: Jenner’s donation of $5,000 is currently one of the campaign’s top contributions, with the highest being in the amount of $12,000
Calling her out: Many of the influencer’s fans noted that her financial situation is stable enough to the point where she could have comfortably funded all of Rauda’s medical expenses
Not having it: Another Twitter user urged Jenner to provide more funds for her makeup stylist, writing that she should ‘GO FUND HIM’
Last week, Amelia Hamlin, who also spread the news about the incident, reposted a story from a friend of Rauda’s that explained what happened to him and how he was doing after undergoing medical treatment.
The friend, with the Instagram handle @itslademi wrote: ‘This weekend @makeupbysamuel went into brain surgery and is still in the hospital on a road towards a very long recovery.’
She added: ‘An awful accident happened & he flew off a moving vehicle crushing his head into the pavement, suffering from internal bleeding and 8 different injuries to his brain.’
Rauda’s friend noted, ‘The surgery went well and now we are all just waiting for when Sam wakes.’
Letting everyone know: Not long after the campaign was founded, Amelia Hamlin reposted an Instagram Story to her own to let her fans know how Rauda was doing after surgery and to raise awareness for the campaign
‘During this time I ask you to join in and help Sam & his family with the overwhelming medical expenses. His family has started a go-fund-me, so if you can… anything helps and adds up,’ she wrote.
Adding: ‘Please keep Sam in your prayers and thoughts, he is the most talented and charismatic person I’ve yet to know. I can’t wait to give him a hug and tell him how much he is loved.’
Amelia wrote in the repost: ‘My heart is breaking. may god protect your beautiful soul. You are in our prayers. Let us pray for a speedy recovery.
The Go Fund Me campaign, which was started on March 16, has raised $97,443 with an updated goal of $120,000; the organizers initially sought to raise $60,000 for Rauda’s medical care.
Recovery: The Go Fund Me has raised $97,443 for his care with an updated goal of $120,000
The Go Fund Me page gave further detail, noting that his surgery took place on Sunday, March 14.
In the description for the campaign read, ‘Anyone who knows Samuel can say he is the most loving and kind person you could ever meet!’ He has a big heart and doesn’t hesitate to help someone in need.’
‘When you are having a rough day, he certainly knows how to make you laugh and turn that frown upside down. At this moment he needs our support and prayers more than ever,’ it read.
Speaking out: Amelia wrote in the repost: ‘My heart is breaking. may god protect your beautiful soul. You are in our prayers. Let us pray for a speedy recovery’