Kylie Jenner Donates $1M to Australia Wildfire Relief Efforts After Social Media Pressure

Kylie Jenner is among the celebrities contributing to the Australia wildfire relief efforts.

Jenner’s rep confirmed to Fox News that the cosmetics mogul and self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner, 22, has donated $1 million to to several relief organizations in Australia that are scrambling to help the country amid widespread destructive bushfires. The news comes after she received backlash for sharing a photo of her Louis Vuitton mink slippers to her Instagram Story, after she posted about the death of so many animals in Australia.

“Over half a BILLION animals have been killed in Australia,” she wrote on the post, accompanied by a picture of a firefighter carrying a koala to safety. “This breaks my heart…”

In a post that followed, the reality star showed off her mink fur-lined Louis Vuitton slides, writing “baby pink toes” over the picture. Followers were quick to slam Jenner.

“Kylie Jenner posting about saving the koalas and then posting her real mink fur slippers… make it make sense!?!” said a Twitter user.

“I don’t understand how Kylie Jenner can post about the poor animals dying in the Australian fires and then two snaps later post a picture of her wearing real mink fur shoes,” said another user.

A third said simply: “Eat the rich.”

According to  People magazine that the “post was completely unintentional.”

“Kylie stands behind her desire to want to help provide relief towards the devastation the fires have caused,” the insider added.

Jenner has yet to officially announce the donation, but her sister Kim Kardashian implied on Twitter that her family had made donations to relief efforts despite not making the information public.

Jenner’s sister, Kim Kardashian West, also had some controversy when it came to raising awareness for Australia.

After a social media user in a since-deleted tweet accused the 39-year-old reality star of not donating to the Australia wildfires relief efforts said, “Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires & not donate even a penny” Kardashian West was quick to reply and defend herself and 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,” tweeted Kardashian, offering no additional information on whether she had donated.

More than 180 people have been arrested accused of deliberately lighting bushfires since the start of the fires which has left 25 dead and destroyed more than 2,000 homes, according to the Daily Mail.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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