Twitter is hating on Kylie Jenner's GoFundMe plug and we have thoughts
Twitter was quick to criticize Jenner for encouraging fans to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to cover her makeup artist's medical expenses after he "underwent major surgery,."
If social media has proven anything, it's that everyone is going to have an opinion about everything, and not all of it is going to be positive. A perfect example of this would be Kylie Jenner's new GoFundMe plug. Twitter was quick to criticize Jenner for encouraging fans to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to cover her makeup artist's medical expenses after he "underwent major surgery,."
Fans quickly called out the beauty mogul regarding the size of her donation, highlighting how Jenner was rich enough to pay for the expenses herself. According to the GoFundMe, Samuel Rauda received surgery on March 14th, after suffering an accident. The objective of the campaign "will help cover the cost of his medical expenses and whats to come," and is currently set at $120,000.
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I'm with Twitter on this one. I'm not entirely sure why Jenner would create a GoFundMe campaign when she clearly has the bank account to pay for the expenses herself. Furthermore, being that Rauda is Jenner's personal makeup artist, doesn't he have health insurance? I would think being the makeup artist to one of the youngest "self-made billionaires" comes with its own set of advantages and perks.
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Is healthcare not on the list?
Donations for the campaign have reached more than $97,000. There was a $5,000 donation from a donor listed as Kylie Jenner, so perhaps she did offer some form of compensation.
Jenner also expressed her concern for Rauda on Twitter recently, writing: "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."
In addition, many fans linked the situation to income inequality, in conjunction with other social issues. Listen, I"m not one to tell anyone how to spend their money. However, it does seem odd Kylie would turn outside sources for support, when she could simply cover the cost entirely on her own.
But let's focus on the positive news instead.
According to a March 20 update on GoFundMe, Rauda is recovering after his surgery and "continues to fight." The update also included "sincere thanks to each and everyone who has donated or sent prayers in support of Samuel."
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