Kylie Jenner forced to delete Instagram caption following Australian bushfire backlash
Kylie Jenner has been forced to delete a recent Instagram caption following comments regarding its insensitive nature surrounding the Australian bushfire crisis.
The makeup mogul posted a picture of herself on Instagram which was captioned "find ur fire". It was accompanied by a flame emoji and a yellow heart that mirrored the color of her hair in the picture.
However, because Australia is currently being ravaged by devastating bushfires, this did not go down well on social media.
This Australian border collie saved a flock of sheep from the raging bushfires:
Kylie, 22, quickly realized this after an Instagram user commented: "If anyone needs fire... you can have ours - Australia." Meanwhile, another wrote: "DO BETTER. YOU COULD LITERALLY SAVE LIVES AND ANIMALS WITH YOUR WEALTH."
So, the star decided to change the picture's caption to "night out..💛"
However, this is not the only criticism that members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are facing in light of the crisis. Many other stars, including Pink and Elton John, have publically made generous donations in the hope of encouraging others to do the same, but America's First Family of reality television has not - a move which has been slammed.
In a post which has since been deleted, one person tweeted Kim: "Nothing gets me more heated than to see the Kardashians/Jenners talk about climate change/wildfires and not donate even a penny."
In response to the criticism, Kim's sister, Khloé, wrote: "We are all blessed to be able to bless others even if it is in the slightest way," adding, "But we do not need to be boastful about that. Be boastful in regards to teaching others how they may be able to help as well."
Similarly, Kim 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."
To which one user replied: "nothing gets me more heated when your pathetic family will post emojis about MY COUNTRY’S STRUGGLES AND OUR DEAD ANIMALS and then you post a picture of your ugly leather or fur clothes, made from the skinning, torture and murder of millions of animals [sic]"
The latest celebrity to make a generous donation to the cause is Chris Hemsworth. The Australian native donated a whopping $1 million and encouraged his fans to do the same on social media.
He wrote: "Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars.
"Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated."
Hemsworth encourages others to donate in the video below:
He then included various links to organizations accepting donations.
"Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations," he said. "It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya."
How you can donate:
The NSW Rural Fire Service has multiple options for direct donations. You can donate to the RFS as a whole, or to specific brigades. You can donate through bank transfer, credit card or cheque.
For bank transfers, there is a set bank account (Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service, BSB: 032-001, Account No: 171051). This account is for the RFS as a whole.
This link will take you to the landing page for credit card donations. You can donate to the RFS general fund or choose specific brigades from the dropdown box.
In Queensland, Fire and Rescue advise that you can donate both money and items through the website givit.org.au. The website allows fire-affected communities to list what they specifically need, from water tanks in Yeppoon to school uniforms in Zillmere.
In Victoria, the Country Fire Authority has two bank accounts - one for specific brigades and one for the general fund.
If you cannot find the particular brigade you are looking for, you can contact them directly.