The 23-year-old entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $900 million caused a stir on social media after seeking donations for makeup artist Samuel Rauda’s medical bills. Rauda got into a car accident last weekend, and Kylie Jenner took it to her Instagram to request that her fans contribute to Rauda’s GoFundMe account.

Meanwhile, an account under Jenner's name on GoFundMe shows a donation of $5,000. But Kylie’s fans were less than impressed. Critics decried Forbes' highest-paid celebrity of 2020, claiming that with all that net worth, it would have been only fair if Kylie covered Rauda’s expenses herself.

Later, the star addressed the backlash, explaining that Rauda was not her current MUA but “After learning in more detail about the accident it compelled [her] to visit his GoFundMe which was set at [$10,000]." Since they'd already raised 6k, she felt like adding another 5k to reach the initial goal, Kylie stated.

However, the outcry on social media was already up and rolling, so let’s see what precisely people didn’t like about this whole situation in their reactions below.

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Jack Ericson
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1 month ago

Ridiculous

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Kylie Jenner has an estimated net worth of $900 million, but this weekend encouraged her fans to donate to a GoFundMe account for makeup artist Samuel Rauda’s medical expenses.

People on social media immediately went into a frenzy escalated by the fact that Kylie herself added a “moderate” $5,000 to the initial $10,000 plea. After the story went viral, donations for Samuel’s GoFundMe rocketed up to $100,031 of its new $120,000 goal.

But critics felt that Kylie donating a mere sum of her billion-dollar fortune and asking her fans to add to the cause was just too much. They claimed that in turn, she could have easily paid the whole amount herself if she really cared about the cause as much as she claimed.

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Son of Philosoraptor
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1 month ago

A thousand times this

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denzoren
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1 month ago

Agreed!

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Johnny Rodriguez
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1 month ago

USA in a nutshell..

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On Monday, Kylie took to her Instagram to address the backlash. "I saw my current makeup artist and friend Ariel post about Sam's accident and his family's GoFundMe... it compelled me to visit his GoFundMe which was set at 10K."

The 23-year-old entrepreneur also wrote that she "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..."

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Star of the world
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1 month ago

we all love oprah memes

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But for many, Kylie’s attempt to defend herself in the controversy felt like it was too late. Charlotte Clymer, director of communications and strategy at Catholics for Choice, tweeted in response that "Folks are defending Kylie Jenner by pointing out she donated $5,000 to her makeup artist's medical GoFundMe. Her net worth is $900M. So, that's 0.000006% of her net worth. If your net worth were, say, $100k, it would be like donating 56 cents." The tweet amassed 38.3k likes and went viral.

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kjorn
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1 month ago

hey... the poor peoples made her and her family rich!

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It’s just fair that Kylie’s controversy sparked a bigger debate on wealth’s effect on compassion. Is it true that as riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline? Are less affluent individuals more likely to feel compassion towards other human beings?

To find out, Bored Panda reached out to Jennifer Stellar, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto and the director of the Health, Emotions, and Altruism Lab (HEAL). In 2011, she led a study that hooked participants up to heart rate monitors to measure physical reactions to an advertisement for St. Jude’s hospital of families coping with a cancer-stricken child.

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1 month ago

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I agree with the smoke she's getting for how she dealt with her stylist's medical bills. But outside of that you can't spend other people's money by saying she should pay for other medical costs as well. No matter their net worth.

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Incredibly, the bodies of the lower class volunteers had a more compassionate response to the video, which she measured by heart rate deceleration. Jennifer told us that the results revealed that “lower social class is associated with greater compassion.”

“Other authors such as Dr. Piff have found a similar relationship with prosociality and I believe Dr. Kraus has found a similar relationship with empathy,” she said.

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

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Tax the poor to fund the rich.

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Social class is based on income, education, and occupation and varies from one person to another. However, Jennifer added that when it comes to “social status which is based more in respect and admiration from others, it's not clear to me that social status would have the same relationship to compassion, prosociality, and empathy as a social class has.”

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Martha Hubbs
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1 month ago

Exactly!!

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The Chosen One
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1 month ago

she deserves more!

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Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
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1 month ago

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Our "Awful healthcare" is due to every single illegal a$$holes that are welcomed across the border so legal Americans can foot their bills for free everything. This world is so incredibly fuc!ed up. The far left dumba$$es do this so come election time they can get their illegal votes.

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kjorn
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1 month ago (edited)

yeah. remember that news about Ronaldo?: Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate a signed shirt - but decided to pay for the $83,000 for boy’s surgery himself. HE DIDN'T ASK HIS FAN TO GIVE MONEY! HE DID IT!

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Sell the handbag and give the money to the MUA.

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Bit harsh to leave Trump without anything tho.

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Mario Gonzalez
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1 month ago

Or Kylie and her friends could pay a living wage for him so he could pay his own bills.

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Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago

Merica'

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Janoel Murrey
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1 month ago

😂 got me lol

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Star of the world
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1 month ago

fr tho

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Kuroka
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1 month ago

YES

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Star of the world
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1 month ago (edited)

who would donate their covid money to a church?

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The Chosen One
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1 month ago

whats that?

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Niffler_13
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1 month ago

They probably have s**t medical insurance

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Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago

God damn! For someone so rich, she sure has some ugly ass shoes!

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doris van natta
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1 month ago

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The WHOLE upperclass are not greedy idiots like our girlfriend here.

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Aria Whitaker
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1 month ago

.....a designer bag...for her THREE year old daughter.

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MAX THOMPSON
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1 month ago

You see if you do not raise enough money YOU will put on my makeup. For no pay, kay?

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

News insight of the week, truly. Just when I thought they were humanitarians.

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Jane Moore
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1 month ago

OK I have got to ask this but who the heck is this "person" Kylie Jenner

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Star of the world
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1 month ago

lol imagine

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