Kylie Jenner donates $1m to Australian bushfire relief after being slammed for modeling mink fur slippers
The Kylie Cosmetics mogul was criticized for her tone-deaf post featuring $1,420 Louis Vuitton homey flat mule slippers
Kylie Jenner donated $1 million toward Australian bushfire relief after receiving considerable backlash after she appeared to mourn the "half a billion animals" being "killed in the Australia" wildfires and immediately followed it up with a picture of herself wearing real mink fur slippers.
The mother-of-one was slammed earlier this week for following up a post of a koala being rescued from the wildfires that have devastated the Down Under for months now, which was captioned "this breaks my heart," by a second seemingly tone-deaf post modeling $1,420 Louis Vuitton homey flat mule slippers on Instagram Stories.
The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star was immediately branded a "hypocrite" and criticized for being "so disconnected" by her fans. In a since-deleted tweet that tagged Kim Kardashian along with sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie, a social media user wrote: “Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires & not donate even a penny.”
In reply to the comment, an upset KKW Beauty founder wrote, "Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything."
But the criticisms did not stop there. "Seeing kylie jenner post about the koalas being killed by the fires in australia followed by a picture of her wearing mink sandals on her instagram story really made me realize the extent to which the kardashian family’s stupidity reaches," one user commented, while a second wrote, "Likeee... kylie jenner posting a boohoo about dying koalas then straight after posing in her real fur shoes. how would you like someone to come and skin you alive sis."
Following the donation, an insider close to Kylie has since spoken to People magazine, saying that Kylie wanted to do everything that she could to help those affected by the natural disaster in Southern Australia. “That post was completely unintentional,” the insider said. “Kylie stands behind her desire to want to help provide relief towards the devastation the fires have caused.”
The 22-year-old joined a growing list of celebrities who have pledged money toward the bushfire relief efforts, including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Pink, Celeste Barber and Chris Hemsworth.