A Source Swears Kylie Jenner Wasn’t Being A Cheapskate When She Donated $5K To A Makeup Artist’s GoFundMe
Over the weekend, 23-year-old billionaire Kylie Jenner made the public aware of a GoFundMe campaign to help pay the medical costs for her makeup artist Samuel Rauda, who was seriously injured in a car accident. Kylie had chipped in a grand total of $5,000, which is basically Kylie’s weekly budget for lip filler. Kylie is reported to be a billionaire, so watching her ask strangers to open their hearts and wallets, and dig deep for a medical bill she could pay off in about 60 seconds of “work,” was TACKY. Well, Kylie hasn’t come to Kylie’s defense, but a “source” has, and they want everyone to know that Kylie isn’t the cheap, shameless, tone-deaf, out-of-touch phony she appears to be. At least not in this very specific instance, of course.
A source tells Page Six that by the time Kylie learned about the GFM started by Samuel’s family, the goal was $10,000, and $6,000 had already been raised. So kind-hearted, benevolent Kylie thought she was generously helping Samuel’s family reach their goal when she donated $5,000. The source went on to add that when Kylie posted about the GFM to social media, she believed she was doing so simply to bring awareness to Samuel’s mounting medical bills, just in case there were any other giving types out there who wanted to help.
Here’s where it gets messy, according to Page Six’s source. After Kylie dropped the link to the GFM, more people started donating, and the goal amount began to rise. An initial goal of $10,000 soon became $120,000, which made Kylie’s sad little $5,000 donation look like pocket lint. That’s when the internet began tearing into Kylie for not helping out her makeup artist. That brings me to Page Six’s source’s next claim. According to the source, Samuel isn’t even Kylie’s main makeup artist – they’re just a friend of her current makeup artist.
Jenner then posted about Rauda – who “underwent major surgery” on March 14 – on social media in an effort to raise “awareness” since Rauda is a close friend of her current makeup artist Ariel Tejada, the insider said.
But Samuel has worked on Kylie’s face before (he also does the face of Kylie’s current best friend, Anastasia Karanikolaou).
Samuel’s GFM campaign has currently raised nearly $100,000 of its $120,000 goal.
If I were Kylie, I’d be reaching for my checkbook and cutting a check so fast, Khloé wouldn’t have time to change faces. Because even if her initial intentions weren’t to be cheap, this isn’t going to look good the next time Forbes comes out with one of those dubious billionaires lists. Forbes will include her because nobody wants an angry Kris Jenner on Line 2. But it might come with a warning that maybe she isn’t really that rich. What’s $120,000 to a real billionaire? Where’s Kylie now? I’m not a billionaire, but I am perpetually broke, and that seems like the billionaire version of “forgetting” your bank card at dinner because you don’t want to catch another overdraft fee.