Australia’s currently battling one of the most record-breaking bushfire seasons they’ve ever had. Millions of acres of land have been burned through, and more than half a billion of its wildlife has been affected. The world is paying attention, and so are A-listers.
According to People, the beauty mogul donated a total of $1 million dollars (Dhs3.7million) to help the relief efforts in Australia, but people are speculating that the benevolent deed may have come as a response to the social media backlash Kylie was facing.
The social media drama started off with the now iconic image of a koala holding onto a fireman that Kylie shared via Instagram Stories to raise awareness regarding Australia’s plight and to encourage her followers to donate.
But the fuss came hours later when she followed up the post with another story later on which featured her Dhs5,440 Louis Vuitton pink mink fur slippers.
A Twitter user posted a harsh message showcasing both images side by side. In no time, millions of users started to revolt againt the beauty mogul calling her hypocrticial for posting two contradictory photos in such a short space of time.
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/EKOKtbPNMA— Sebastian Williams (@sebas_williams) January 6, 2020
To demonstrate her concern and detach herself from the accusation of hypocrisy, Kylie generously donated $1 million to the cause. “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.
This controversy comes days after her sister, Kim, faced a similar situation when she Tweeted about climate change and another passionate user called her out saying:
“Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires & not donate even a penny”.
The post was later deleted.
Climate change is real — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 3, 2020
In no time, Kim set the record straight stating:
nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything https://t.co/9qW1h2eZXe— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 6, 2020