Caitlyn Jenner called out over 'insensitive' photo of her Malibu home after devastating wildfires

Caitlyn Jenner is feeling “#blessed” that her Malibu home is still standing, but many of her 9 million Instagram followers aren’t thrilled with how she shared the news. Despite reports claiming Jenner’s hilltop mansion had burned down, it appears damage was minimal.

On Sunday, the Olympic gold medalist posted an ocean-view photo from the patio of her secluded $3.5 million house, writing she’s “so lucky” her home made it.

People were quick to comment that it felt like she was rubbing it in on those less fortunate.

“Sucks for everyone who’s houses burnt down.. Sad.. BUT LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED MY HOME IS,” one person wrote. Another added, “Hope you are doing something to help your community.”

“Don’t rub it in,” one person commented. “You were lucky, many others weren’t.”

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Homes destroyed by Southern California's Woolsey Fire
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A home burned down by a wildfire sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Malibu, Calif. Fire officials say the lull allowed firefighters to gain 10 percent control of the so-called Woolsey Fire, which has burned more than 130 square miles in western Los Angeles County and southeastern Ventura County since Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A table and chairs stand outside of one of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A statuary figure of a boy stands outside one of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A swimming pool is behind one burned home, with others at left, some of at least 20 homes destroyed just on Windermere Drive in the Point Dume area of Malibu, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A nearby fire truck throws red light on property burnt in the Woolsey Fire, along the coast in the Point Dume neighborhood in Malibu, California as night falls November 12, 2018. - Fire trucks are positions through out the city to respond to spot fires caused by wind-driven hot embers. Another three firefighters have been injured battling the Woolsey Fire, which has devoured mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal celebrity resort of Malibu, while the death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on November 12, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The remnants of a home destroyed in the Woolsey fire are seen November 12, 2018 along Mulholland Highway in the hills above Malibu, California. - Another three firefighters have been injured battling the Woolsey Fire, which has devoured mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal celebrity resort of Malibu, while the death toll from a huge blaze in northern California rose to 42 on November 12, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: All that remains of this home along Dume Drive in Malibu is the white picket fence. Dume road was hit hard by the Wolsey fire with multiple home damaged or destroyed. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Multiple houses along Dume Drive in Malibu were destroyed or damages by the Wolsey fire. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Multiple houses along Dume Drive in Malibu were destroyed or damages by the Wolsey fire. (Photo by David Crane/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
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Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were a few stars in the area who weren’t as lucky.

“This isn’t the time to brag that your house didn’t burn down,” another Instagram user wrote.

“I find it a bit insensitive to say blessed,” wrote someone else. “I don’t like the word anyway because it implies that one is more deserving [than] another to have nice things. She isn’t more deserving to have her home saved over others.”

“I’d be glad my house made it too if I had private firefighters working to save everything I owned. Beautiful view tho,” quipped one user.

While it’s unclear if Jenner actually had private firefighters on her property, some of her famous family members did. Kim Kardashian recently defended her and Kanye West’s decision to hire outside assistance to save their $60 million Hidden Hills home.

“I feel like we were really blessed to have the help of the firefighters that we did. Our house is right on the end of a big park, so the whole park had caught fire and so if our house went, then every other house would go,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: TV personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Sophia Hutchins attend The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: TV personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Sophia Hutchins attend The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: TV personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Sophia Hutchins attend The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 20: Sophia Hutchins (L) and Caitlyn Jenner attend the 2018 Sally Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 20: Sophia Hutchins (L) and Caitlyn Jenner attend the 2018 Sally Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 20: Sophia Hutchins (L) and Caitlyn Jenner attend the 2018 Sally Awards at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Caitlyn Jenner, Sophia Hutchins during the Life Ball 2018 at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins attend the LIFE+ Solidarity Gala prior to the Life Ball at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2018/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JUNE 02: Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins attend the LIFE+ Solidarity Gala prior to the Life Ball at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Life Ball 2018/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF18/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Sophia Hutchins at Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala & GRAMMY Viewing Party at Red Studios on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie's Fund)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 20: Sophia Hutchins (L) and Caitlyn Jenner attend the 2018 Sally Awards presented by The Salvation Army at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for the Salvation Army)
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“We were fortunate enough and blessed enough, and I know that not everyone has this luxury available to them, but we were able to get private firefighters — a company that you can hire that friends of mine that lost their home in a Santa Barbara fire, all their neighbors used this company,” she added.

“They saved our home and saved our neighborhood. I had them just make sure that they controlled every house on the edge, so it wasn’t just my home that I said, ‘Just take care of our home. Take care of everything because once they go, once ours starts, the whole neighborhood can go,’” she explained. “I don’t take that for granted, and that was such a blessing that we were able to do that.”

Kardashian, West, his Yeezy label and Adidas donated $200,000 to the California Fire Foundation and $200,000 to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

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