Kat Von D Has Spoken Out About Being An Anti Vaxxer And A Nazi
Kat Von D has finally addressed her controversial life by posting a video on YouTube.
Kat Von D sparked a whole load of hate -- and a whole lot of people stopped buying her makeup line -- last year when she posted a now-deleted photo on Instagram announcing her pregnancy. In the caption for the photo Von D said she planned on having "a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula" and also that she and her husband plan to raise “a vegan child, without vaccinations.”
Then there were the rumours that she was a Nazi -- based on a signed photo that was circulated, which was said to be a handwritten anti-semitic message from Von D, and her dating history, which included a romance with rumoured Nazi sympathiser Jesse James.
This is just exhausting. But we will get to the bottom of it.
Now the star has come out to clarify some stuff. And in a new video, she says that not only is she not an anti-vaxxer or a Nazi after all, but that she also regrets saying anything at all about how she will bring up her son Leafar Von D Reyes.
"I am not an anti-vaxxer," she said. "What I am is a first-time mother. I am one of those moms that reads everything. Anything that is going in my baby or on my baby, I research like a complete and total nerd. After doing a bunch of research and reading the ingredients, naturally I experienced some hesitancy."
Von D said she regretted posting her thoughts on Instagram after someone asked her if they were going to vaccinate. She won't make that mistake again.
“Since then, we have decided as parents to consult with our pediatrician and just let him educate us and guide us,” she said. "But, unlike before, I have learned my lesson and I am choosing not to make our decision or any of our baby' s health records public."
Regarding being a Nazi (honestly, you couldn't make this stuff up) Von D says that, actually, she isn't one. According to her new video post, the whole “Nazi rumour” started in 2008 on the set of reality-TV show Miami Ink, where Von D says she was verbally and sexually harassed by a male co-star. She eventually quit the show, but he then approached the network with an autographed picture of Von D with “a forged anti-semitic message on it.”
READ MORE: When Is It Fair To Call Someone A 'Nazi'?
He threatened to take it to the media, and when the network didn’t buy it (Von D says they could tell it was forged), he followed through.
No mention of her love life and her ex's Nazi ties though.
Naturally not everyone is happy with her explanation of all this. Von D claims she waited this long to address everything because she’s been “dreading” it and didn’t have the support system before, though some talk out on the Net suggests that it’s due to a drop in sales of her makeup line after her controversial comments came out.
Interestingly, in the original post, Von D may have sensed the high backlash potential. She advised fans, “if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, I kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the f*** on.”
Time for a lie down.
Main Image: Getty Images.