- 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.
I still can’t believe my tweet got so much attention. I have adored @khloekardashian for so long and am so thankful she took the time out of her day to send me some AMAZING clothes. I never once took her tweet to be anything other than positive. My bulletin board says it all!! pic.twitter.com/4ioErWdIn4
— Kaelynn abner (@K_Abner_) March 26, 2019
Kardashian responded, and called her fan a “positive soul.”
I am so happy you received your Good American goodies!!! Keep working hard and being such a positive soul ????????????
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 26, 2019
On Twitter, some people applauded Kardashian for sending the Good American clothing to her fan
Sweetest. This is why we love our Khloe
— Crystal (@cteckenbrock40) March 27, 2019
Aw so adorable of her! You look amazing and Khloé is wonderful, for things like this I adore her.
— Fancy Nancy Ж (@KompletelyKfan) March 26, 2019
— Paula B (@Liria2002) March 26, 2019
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.
That’s cute. But what about all the other people working weeks to afford one pair? Khloe Kardashian is queen of the missing the point from her ivory tower
— Lee Marie (@leelaahearts) March 27, 2019
And a good plug for her clothing line ????
— nicki riley (@thisisnicki72) March 27, 2019
Helllloooo people…. her marketing/sales team sent the clothes and we are giving them exactly what they expected; OUR ATTENTION!
— Robyn Apryl (@robynhd) March 27, 2019
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.
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.”
Awwwwww this is so cute!!!! I’m so happy you enjoy them
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 16, 2019
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.
not to sound like a hater but this actually upsets me!! someone had to work a stupid amount of hours to afford ONE pair of jeans. A millionaire thinks it’s “cute” that ppl have to calculate & think how many hours they have to work to afford little things.
— zoe moon (@zoesnxder) March 17, 2019
It's cute that she has to work 20 hrs to afford 1 pair of jeans??? Yikes ????
— My name goes here (@SunshineFiine) March 16, 2019
Give her a coupon code or a discount or something. Damn pic.twitter.com/K8xNhQh4cS
— sarah_tonin (@sara_tonin94) March 18, 2019
As a result, some Twitter users said that the star was trying to “do damage control” by sending her fan a package of clothing.
u know she only sent these after she got so much backlash lmaoooo
— bad ghrl bri bri (@chinchlady701) March 27, 2019
Just looks like damage control to me
— Everyday AUSSIE (@GalGeelong) March 26, 2019
Khloe only did it because you got so much flack for your comment. You are only trying to look good.
— Beatriz Brooks (@BeatrizBrooks6) March 27, 2019
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.”
— Kaelynn abner (@K_Abner_) March 27, 2019
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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