Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has faced severe backlash on Twitter for asking fans to donate to a GoFundMe page for her makeup artist's brain surgery.
Noted celebrity makeup artist Samuel Rauda suffered from a massive accident earlier this month and as a result will be undergoing major surgery, reports CNN
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashian" star posted an Instagram story and asked her 222 million followers to help pay his medical bills.
The initial goal was $10,000 and an account under Jenner's name on GoFundMe shows a donation of $5,000.
The Instagram story has since expired, but screenshots of it have been making the rounds on social media.
Jenner's fans have criticised the beauty industry mogul for calling on others to donate and also pointed out her own substantial net worth, which Forbes currently estimates at $700m.
After receiving such backlash, Jenner cleared up the situation via Instagram Stories on March 22
"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. 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. 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," Jenner writes.
She continues: "After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled me to visit his gofundme which was set at 10K. they had already raised 6K so 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. 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."