- Kylie Jenner donated $1 million to the Australian bushfire relief efforts, People reports.
- The donation came after Jenner received backlash on social media for simultaneously showing off mink fur Louis Vuitton slippers while encouraging her followers to donate to Australia.
Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million to relief efforts for the devastating bushfires currently afflicting Australia, People reported. The generous donation follows a fierce wave of backlash directed at the 22-year-old beauty mogul.
Jenner initially shared a post via her Instagram Stories spreading awareness regarding the wildfires and encouraging fans to donate toward relief efforts. Right after the post calling for help, however, Jenner posted an unfortunately timed image showing off her $1,480 mink fur Louis Vuitton slippers—a not-so-sensitive piece of social media content, considering about half a billion Australian animals have died amid the ongoing devastation.
meanwhile kylie jenner posting her 1100 dollar REAL FUR slippers right after her “heart was broken” about animals being killed.... imagine being this disconnected from reality pic.twitter.com/EKOKtbPNMAJanuary 6, 2020
According to People, Jenner meant no ill intent when she posted the image of her slippers and is deeply invested in trying to help however she can with restoring Australia.
“That post was completely unintentional,” a source explained to People. “Kylie stands behind her desire to want to help provide relief towards the devastation the fires have caused.”
Jenner’s donation follows suit from her older sister Kim Kardashian West, who responded to a now-deleted tweet from a social media user who claimed that the reality star merely tweeting about the importance of climate change wasn’t equivalent to making an actual donation to relief efforts.
The tweet stated: “Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires & not donate even a penny.”
Kardashian West swiftly responded, stating that not every humanitarian effort done by her family needs to be broadcast for public review.
“Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything,” she wrote.
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Bianca Betancourt is the Culture Editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com where she covers all things film, TV, music, and of course, Royal Family ongoings. When she's not writing she loves impulsively baking a batch of cookies, re-listening to the same early 2000s pop playlist and stalking Mariah Carey's Twitter feed.
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