Kylie Jenner Speaks Out After Backlash For Sharing An MUA’s GoFundMe Page In Aid Of Life-Saving Surgery

'I feel it's important for me to clear up this false narrative that I've asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist's medical bills.'

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by Bonnie McLaren |

Kylie Jenner has responded after she received backlash for sharing a GoFundMe page, which was created to raise money for makeup artist Samuel Rauda, who had life-saving brain surgery after a car accident. 'I feel it's important for me to clear up this false narrative that I've asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist's medical bill,' Kylie wrote on Instagram yesterday.

The 23-year-old had come under fire for sharing the GoFundMe - and donating $5,000. Many pointed out that Kylie's net worth is thought to be around an eye-watering $900 million, and that she could have paid a previous fundraising goal herself instead of asking for donations. But Kylie has clarified that she doesn't have a 'personal relationship' with Samuel, and, when she first donated to the page, she actually helped it reach one of its first targets.

'Sam isn't my makeup artist and unfortunately we don't have a personal relationship anymore but I worked with him a few years ago and think he's the sweetest,'she added. '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.'

'After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was was set at 10k,' she added. 'They had already raised 6k so i put it in 5k to reach their original goal and thought I'd post on my stories to gain more awareness if anyone else felt compelled to share or donate. I don't know how all of this got so twisted but his family has reached out through Ariel and are very appreciative of all the donations, prayers, and love towards Sam.'

In another post, Kylie wrote: '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.' .

Samuel's page has currently raised $100,031, and the fundraising goal is currently at $120,000.

Kylie was crowned the world's youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes in 2019. However, the magazine later took away the title, saying that the Kardashian family went to 'unusual lengths' to present its youngest member as richer than she was. Kylie later dismissed the magazine's claims as 'inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol'.

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Keeping Up with the Kardashian fights

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In March, Kim and Kourtney had a physical fight and to be honest we're not surprised. Tension has been building between the pair for quite some time and Kourt even confessed that she's stepping back from the reality show - before everyone else did.

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Remember when Khloe shut the door on Kim when she was trying to get into the apartment and then Kim came out with the famous line, 'don't be fu2014king rude' before hitting her with her bag? Iconic.

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Throwback to when Kim was dating (and then went on to marry) Kris Humphries. Well, one of the stand-out moments from their relationship was the whole diamond earring incident but during that same holiday, remember when Kim and Kris argued with Rob Kardashian? After the siblings exchanged words, Kris stepped in to defend Kim but nobody was prepared for when Rob called her a 'wh-re'.

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So Kylie and Kendall aren't full time cast members but whenever they're on screen they know how to make their mark. While the pair were getting ready at Kylie's house, Kendall wanted to borrow one of her sister's dresses and it's safe to say Ky wasn't having it. Kylie refused to lend her the dress and Kendall went on to call her 'the biggest fu2014king b-tch' and a 'cu2014t'. So much dramz.

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Kim and Kourtney's row over North West and Penelope Disick's Candyland themed party went on for a few days but it reached its peak when they came to blows and almost called it off. While Kourtney was arguing it'll be too much sugar for the kids, Kim pointed out that was the whole theme of the party. Luckily they went ahead with it but the kids ended up being far too hyperu2026 following all that candy.

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Scott has definitely had the best character development throughout the series. Remember the early series when he went wild with his partying? He punched the mirror in Miami and shoved money down the waiters throat? Everyone was embarrassed and of course, the following day he apologised.

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This row still makes us cringe whenever we think about it. During dinner Kourtney revealed Penelope scratched her nanny on the face and it resulted in her quitting. Things were getting pretty heated between everyone but it certainly took a turn when Corey said if she was his child he would have given her a 'spanking for sure'. Oh boy...

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It all kicked off when Caitlyn Jenner publicly announced she was going to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that Kendall was walking. Kendall put her foot down and admitted she was 'p-ssed' at her dad for taking the attention and went on to disinvite her. Awks.

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This will always be our funniest KUWTK episode. When the Kardashian sisters (and Kim's friend Larsa Pippen) were judging Kris for letting Rob stay in one of her houses, Kris put her foot down. She reminded them that she's supported them throughout all their 'sh-t' including Kim's short marriage u2013remember her classic, 'I'm married for 72 days, really that was normal? Iconique.

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Kim is pretty savage during any argument but she went a step too far when she claimed Kourtney was the 'least interesting to look at' after her older sister was being difficult with the schedule for their annual Christmas card.

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Throwback to Kourtney and Khloe take Miami (an iconic time, tbh). Jonathan should learn not to get involved in family fights. During the early days he defended Kim and ended up rowing with Kourtney. After Kourt told him "you're shoved so far up Kim's ass" and "You're such a fu2014king loser", he clapped back and said, "Scott's never going to marry you!" Kourt didn't take his jibe lightly and ended up slapping him around the face.

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The Kardashians Christmas party is one we would LOVE to go to but in 2018 things got a little awkward when Kendall wanted her dad Caitlyn to attend but Kris wasn't keen. After Kris pointed out that it could be awkward because of all the drama from Caitlyn's book, Kendall made it clear she wanted her dad there.

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While the Kardashians were on holiday, things got awkward when Jonathan Cheban told Malika Haaq that he got a bigger room because his best friend Kim is more famous than her best pal Khloe. When they all confronted each other, Kim told Khloe and Malika that she thought they had "an inferiority complex". Riiiight.

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When Rob started dating Blac Chyna it was awkward for the entire family but things took a turn when he gave her an iPadu2026 that Kendall gave him for HIS birthday. To top it all off, Kendall found out through Instagram.

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