Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million to aid the relief efforts in Australia after catching major heat for wearing mink slippers just hours after posting about all the animals dying in the wildfires. The 22-year-old billionaire pledged the hefty donation to help those battling the fires as several continue to blaze throughout the country, confirms People. Kylie Jenner faced backlash all week with fans begging her to use her platform to bring awareness to the wildfires. At one point, they were even pressuring her to donate instead of taking selfies.
The Mink Slippers Drama:
The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star listened and began posting several news articles and photos of koalas and kangaroos being rescued from the devastation. There are reports that 1 billion animals have lost their lives in Australia due to the blazes. Following Kylie Jenner's concern for the wildlife, she then took to her Instagram stories and posted a picture of her Louis Vuitton mink slippers. Fans were irate at the star and called her out for her lack of empathy during this sensitive time.
'Find Ur Fire' Caption:
That's not the only backlash Kylie Jenner faced during this disaster. The young cosmetics mogul also made eyebrows raise when she shared an Instagram post with the caption, "Find ur fire" on Monday night then quickly edited it to "Night out" after a fan reminded her about the Australian wildfires in the comments. "Being how famous you are you could raise a serious amount of awareness on the Australian fires that so desperately need donations to keep the fires being put out and animals being treated for injuries. Stop posting selfies and help the world!" the follower wrote.
Other Celebrities Donating:
While Kylie Jenner has now donated to the cause, several other stars have too. Australian-born "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth and his family pledged $1 million as well. Pink was one of the first celebrities to announce her hefty donation of $500k, which was also matched by Australian natives Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Selena Gomez, Rebel Wilson and tons are said to have donated to the cause too. The wildfires burning through Australia have claimed the lives of at least 25 people and destroyed an estimated 20 million acres of land.