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Kylie Jenner Breaks Silence on GoFundMe Donation Controversy

Kylie Jenner Breaks Silence on GoFundMe Donation Controversy

Kylie Jenner is breaking her silence on the controversy associated with her donation to a makeup artist’s GoFundMe.

If you missed it, the 23-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality TV star posted on Thursday (March 18) for fans to donate to makeup artist Samuel Rauda‘s GoFundMe to raise funds for brain surgery after a reported car accident that resulted in internal bleeding.

Kylie donated $5,000, and when fans saw this, she faced backlash due to her high net worth.

Now, Kylie is releasing a statement with her side of the story.

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,” Kylie explained.

“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 [donated] 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,” she continued.

“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 added.

The statement did not end there. Click through the gallery to read everything Kylie said….

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