Kylie Jenner has donated a whopping $1 million to relief efforts in Australia, as the deadly brushfires continue to rage on and threaten countless people and animals. Sister Kim Kardashian recently clapped back after a fan accused their famous family of posting about the crisis but not lending their support financially. Kylie also received a lot of backlash on Tuesday, January 7 for posting a photo of herself wearing mink fur slippers. Fans labeled her a hypocrite for wearing fur while simultaneously expressing her devastation over the plight of animals in Australia.
Kylie, 22, shared several posts about the fires to raise awareness on social media, but she also included one that showed her wearing pricey Louis Vuitton fur footwear. "That post was completely unintentional. Kylie stands behind her desire to want to help provide relief towards the devastation the fires have caused,” a source told People.
On January 5, Kim fought back after a fan accused them of not putting their money where their mouths are. "Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires and not donate even a penny," the person tweeted. "Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything," Kim responded.
Kylie isn't the only one that has pulled out her wallet to help those in need. Chris Hemsworth also gave $1 million in donations to help the firefighters, he announced on Instagram on January 6. "Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated,” he wrote.
Pink gave $500,000 on January 3. "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz," she wrote. Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban also gave $500,000.
The Kylie Cosmetics founder certainly has the money to spare, as she's the youngest self-made billionaire. Fans have no shortage of opinions on how she spends her hard-earned cash. They slammed her for gifting daughter Stormi with a massive diamond ring for Christmas.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2019, Kylie revealed that her family jokingly asks her to pay for their vacations because of her wealth. "It's only when we, I don't know, when we're, like in a group chat talking about where we should go on a group trip, and then everyone's like, 'Kylie? Are you going to pay for it?' Or, just stuff like that," she explained.
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