Khloe Kardashian is facing backlash after sending free Good American jeans to a fan who said she couldn't afford them

Stefanie Keenan/Getty ImagesKhloe Kardashian is the co-founder of Good American.
  • On Tuesday, a woman named Kaelynn Abner shared photos on Twitter of a package of Good American clothing that she received from Khloe Kardashian.
  • On Twitter, some people called Kardashian “generous,” while others expressed frustration at the prices of her clothing line; items typically range in price between $US45 and $US209.
  • Some pointed out that Kardashian appeared to send the gift after replying to a previous tweet of Abner’s, in which the fan said she would have to work extra shifts to afford Good American jeans.
  • Kardashian faced backlash for her response, saying that it was “cute” that Abner liked the jeans so much.
  • Speaking to INSIDER, Abner said Kardashian’s gesture was “generous,” and wishes people would “be more positive.”

Khloe Kardashian is no stranger to being criticised on social media. In the last couple of the months alone, she has been called out for promoting weight-loss shakes, and has faced Photoshop accusations on Instagram.

Now, people are questioning an interaction between the reality star and one of her fans. On Tuesday, a woman named Kaelynn Abner tweeted photos of a package she said Kardashian sent to her, containing jeans, shorts, and athletic wear from the reality television star’s clothing line Good American.

In her post, Abner said she was “so thankful” that Kardashian took time to send her the items, and included photos of herself wearing pieces from the line.

Kardashian responded, and called her fan a “positive soul.”

On Twitter, some people applauded Kardashian for sending the Good American clothing to her fan^tfw

But not everyone agreed that it was a sweet gesture

Some people online took issue with Kardashian sending the clothes to Abner. While some said that Kardashian’s jeans were too expensive, others felt that the star was simply promoting her clothing line.

According to the brand’s website, Good American sells clothing designed for “acurvier, sexier and stronger shape.” The company was co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and her business partner Emma Grede, and its products typically range in price from $US45 to $US209.

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Others pointed out that Kardashian appeared to send the package after facing backlash for her response to a previous tweet of Abner’s

On March 15, the fan sent out a tweet saying she’d have to “work 20 hours” in order to afford Good American jeans. Kardashian responded, saying that she thought it was “cute.”

Many people responded to the star and accused Kardashian of mocking her fan. Others urged her to send Abner a coupon code, or a free pair of jeans.^tfw^tfw

As a result, some Twitter users said that the star was trying to “do damage control” by sending her fan a package of clothing.^tfw

Speaking to INSIDER, Abner described herself as a long-time Kardashian supporter, and ‘Good American’s #1 fan’

Abner told INSIDER that she’s most drawn to Khloe out of the Kardashian crew, and “loves everything she is about.”

“My favourite thing about [Khloe Kardashian] is how body positive she is,” Abner told INSIDER. “I love that she makes clothes for any body type, and I support her brand 100%.”

While she says she is still “in complete shock” after seeing her first tweet go viral, and has been “on Cloud 9” since Kardashian responded, Abner said it has been difficult to see negative reactions in response to their Twitter exchange.

“I have never had much attention from my 100 Twitter followers, and was trying to make a comical tweet,” she said. “I had every intention of working for something that I thought was worth working for.”

“I meant my tweet in a very positive way,” Abner added. “If you pay attention to Khloe’s personality in the show, you’ll know she is a very genuine person and meant that response in the nicest way possible.”

As for the package she received, Abner says that Kardashian’s assistant reached out to her to get her mailing address. She continued to call the gift an “extremely generous gesture from Khloe,” and wishes that people would “be more positive about this situation.”

Representatives for Khloe Kardashian and Good American did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s requests for comment.

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