Kylie Jenner hits back at donation criticism: ‘False narrative’

Kylie Jenner has hit back at criticism after posting the GoFundMe page of her former makeup artist, seemingly in a bid to encourage fan donations.

The mega-wealthy beauty maven, 23, defended herself via Instagram after fans attacked her for asking for donations to help cover celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda’s medical bills following a horrific car accident.

And while Jenner is known for her luxurious lifestyle, and billion-dollar net worth, she only donated $US5000 ($A6500) to her friend.

After calling the backlash a “false narrative” on her Instagram story, she explained, “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.”

The reality star said she decided to visit the fundraising page at that point and saw the goal was set at $US10,000 ($A13,000) and his family had already raised $US6000 ($A7700).

“I put 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,” she wrote.

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“Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be. 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.”

She also noted that, “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.”

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According to the GoFundMe page, Rauda underwent major surgery on March 14 after being involved in a car wreck and is in a “fight” for his life.

Rauda’s friend, La Demi, explained that “he flew off of a moving vehicle crushing his head into the pavement,” resulting in “internal bleeding and 8 different injuries to his brain”.

Now, the GoFundMe page has a goal of $US120,000 ($A155,000).

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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