Washington [US], March 22 (ANI): TV star Kylie Jenner recently faced backlash by social media users for asking her followers to support a crowdfunding campaign for her makeup artist.
According to Fox News, the 23-year-old businesswoman reportedly shared an Instagram Story on Thursday that urged her fans to donate to a GoFundMe set up by the family of Samuel Rauda, a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with the Kylie Cosmetics founder.
Rauda was in an accident that required “major surgery” on Sunday, March 14, according to the GoFundMe page.
The ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ founder shared a still shot from Rauda’s most recent video along with the link to the crowdfunding website to encourage her followers to donate.
“May God watch over you and protect you @makeupbysamuel everyone take a moment to say a prayer for Sam who got into an accident this past weekend,” Jenner wrote in her Instagram Story (via Newsweek). “And swipe up to visit his families [sic] go fund me.”
The GoFundMe’s original monetary goal was set at USD 6,000, but the goal has incrementally gone up as the Rauda family has received more donations from generous supporters. As of Sunday, the campaign’s new goal is USD 120,000. More than USD 99,200 has since been raised.
As reported by Fox News, Jenner donated USD 5,000 to the GoFundMe as did actor Bella Thorne, who is also a celebrity client of Rauda’s. Sofia Richie, Bleta ‘BeBe’ Rexha and Huda Kattan, according to the website’s top donations filter, also join the list of other generous stars and beauty insiders who have donated thousands of dollars.
However, online critics zeroed on Jenner for her former billionaire designation by Forbes. Although the business news outlet rescinded the beauty mogul’s 10-figure net worth in May, social media users were still quick to say they think her donation was too small.
“Kylie Jenner, who makes USD 19K/hr asking for $$$ from her fans to help her make up artist pay for a USD 60,000 surgery, is an excellent example of why we need universal healthcare. Even billionaire employers like Kylie and Walmart aren’t willing to pay for their employees’ healthcare,” NYC-based community activist Moumita Ahmed tweeted out Sunday morning.
Writer Charlotte Clymer alleged Jenner’s donation is “buying a premium latte” for someone who has a net worth of USD 900 million.
“Folks are defending Kylie Jenner by pointing out she donated USD 5,000 to her makeup artist’s medical GoFundMe. Her net worth is USD 900M. So, that’s 0.000006 per cent of her net worth. If your net worth were, say, USD100k, it would be like donating 56 cents,” Clymer wrote.
“Her makeup artist apparently needs USD 60k. Kylie Jenner paying that would be like someone with USD 100k net worth sparing USD 6.72 to pay off a friend’s medical bills,” added the writer.
Per Fox News, other social media users criticised Jenner for her lavish spending on material items, parties and vacations for herself, her 3-year-old daughter Stormi Webster and Kardashian-Jenner family members.
While Jenner is extremely wealthy, an exact measure of her income and net worth are not known since the star has not made that information available to the public. (ANI)
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Anushka is currently in the UK with her husband Virat Kohli and their 6-month-old daughter Vamika as India tours England for a cricket series. The actor took to her Instagram handle and shared a series of solo pictures that sees her strolling the streets of Nottingham.
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What is the thought behind Kohima? Kohima is about a soldier’s experience at war. It is inspired by the Battle of Kohima, a WW2 conflict that took place in Northeastern Indian in 1944. Rather than focus on the entire war, it focuses on one individual soldier’s emotions. His panic, his desperation and sheer desire to survive and go home. I chose this concept because I wanted to explore the experience of an individual soldier, and I found that the Battle of Kohima was this horrific brutal battle that is not talked about enough even though it is a crucial battle both in Indian history and WW2 history.
When did you start your journey as a musician ? I started singing as a little kid, and eventually started to play classical/jazz piano, rock/metal guitar, bass guitar and the alto sax. I kept studying music and eventually found myself studying musical theater after college. That is what made it all click for me, as my music being stories allows me to combine all my skills as a singer, songwriter, composer, writer and actor.
You have directed and sung Kohima. How did you manage both roles ? I worked on the music first. Starting with lyrics and then eventually doing the music. The trickiest part in the music process was getting the vocals right, as I really had to get into the head of the character, in this case the soldier, and convey his emotions through that lens. Once the song was recorded, I worked with Keshav Dhar (of Skyharbor) on the mixing/mastering elements. After the entire song was completed, I then was able to work with Harmeet Rahal with support from Big Bang Music. Harmeet and I worked together on getting the right visual style for the song, with him driving the design and visuals, while I focused more on the character/story elements. Given my background working in Animation with Rainshine Entertainment, it’s not my first time doing an animation project, but Kohima was special because it was a music video with a very clear focus. We wanted to get the main character’s emotions across, and as a result the video does highlight his face and the dread he is feeling.
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SRK played an important role in popularising hockey in the country years ago when he played the iconic role of a hockey coach, Kabir Khan in the hit movie ‘Chak De! India’.
Shah Rukh addressed himself as Kabir Khan while giving his best wishes to the Indian women’s hockey team. “… Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan,” SRK wrote.
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