Kylie Jenner responds to GOFundMe backlash

Kylie Jenner is pretty much over people dragging her name through the mud.

Kylie Jenner takes selfies with fans as she leaves her hotel in New York City, New York.

The reality TV star turn beauty mogul took to Instagram on Monday to clear up backlash she received following a post promoting a GoFundMe page for her makeup artist, Samuel Rauda.

Many people criticised the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star for asking the public to contribute to his fundraising effort after he met in a car accident, when her US$5,000 contribution wasn’t enough.

“I hope you have a beautiful day and let’s encourage each other to help.”

Jenner said that Rauda is no longer her makeup artist and that when she made the donation, it had put the fund’s goal above its initial target of $10,000.

She wrote on Instagram Story, “I feel it’s important for me to clear up this false narrative that I’ve asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist’s medical bills.

“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. 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 put in 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… Anyone that knows me knows that I do things from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can be. Let’s all stay positive and keep Sam, his family, and anyone you know who is going through a difficult time in our prayers. I hope you have a beautiful day and let’s encourage each other to help.”

The fund has raised almost $100k of its new $120k goal.