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Kylie Jenner Has Responded To Backlash After Asking Fans To Donate To A Makeup Artist's GoFundMe

"I do things from the heart."

Okay, let's do a quick recap of this Kylie Jenner GoFundMe controversy if you weren't already caught up.

Kylie Jenner at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Makeup artist Samuel Rauda — whose previous clients include Kylie — got into a serious car accident earlier this month, and his family set up a GoFundMe to help pay for medical expenses.

Kylie shared the GoFundMe link through her Instagram story, and she also donated $5,000. The internet was not having it — mostly because she has, y'know, more than $5,000.

A screenshot of Kylie Jenner's Instagram Story where she shared Samuel Rauda's GoFundMe
@kyliejenner / Instagram / Via Instagram: @kyliejenner

Forbes lists Kylie's net worth at just under $900 million (yes, that's right, she's not actually a billionaire).

Earlier today, Kylie posted a statement to her Instagram story intending to "clear up this false narrative that I've asked for money and am not paying for my makeup artist's medical bills."

A screenshot of Kylie Jenner's Instagram Story clarifying details surrounding when she shared Samuel Rauda's GoFundMe
@kyliejenner / Instagram / Via Instagram: @kyliejenner

In the statement, Kylie clarified that Rauda isn't currently her makeup artist. "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," she wrote.

Kylie also states that she learned of Rauda's accident through her current makeup artist Ariel Tejada, and that "After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled [her] to visit his GoFundMe, which was set at [$10,000]."

"They had already raised [$6,000] and I put in [$5,000] to reach their original goal and thought I'd post it on my stories to raise more awareness if anyone also felt compelled to share and 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," she continued before adding in a following post: "Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be."

A screenshot of Kylie Jenner's Instagram Story further clarifying details surrounding when she shared Samuel Rauda's GoFundMe
@kyliejenner / Instagram / Via Instagram: @kyliejenner

As of right now, the GoFundMe is just a little below $100,000 btw. (The current goal is $120,000.)

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