Kat Von D Slams Make-Up Artist Jeffree Star in Detailed Video
Kat Von D, perhaps best known for her reality TV show LA Ink, has come out with a public statement ending her friendship with make-up artist/cosmetics entrepreneur Jeffree Star.
Von D took to Instagram on Monday to make an initial statement:
“After years of making excuses for, and rationalizing Jeffree’s inappropriate behavior (including, promoting drug use, racism, and bullying) I can no longer hold my tongue after recent events. I know that over the years, many of you were introduced to Jeffree through me, and regardless if you chose to continue to follow him or not, I just would like to disassociate myself from him and his brand from this point on. I plan on posting a video explanation as to why I felt compelled to make such a statement. But for the time being, I simply want to apologize to anybody and everybody who has ever had to deal with any of his negativity. And yes, with a heavy heart, I will be pulling the shade “Jeffree” from my collection. Sending extra love to everyone out there. ❤️”
Star immediately refuted these claims in a string of (mostly deleted) tweets.
Yesterday, Von D uploaded a nearly 14 minute long video explaining why she could no longer support Star. In it, she accused him of stealing artwork from her friend and collaborator B.J. Betts, lambasted his long history of bullying smaller brands and bloggers, and disputed his claim that she never supported his make-up brand by claiming to have been a key part of him starting his company to begin with.
Star again took to both Twitter and Snapchat to insist that Von D is lying about everything, claiming that his real fans will (somehow) know the truth.
Despite numerous insistences that the truth will come out, Star has yet to release an actual statement about “his side” of events.
However, Betts did finally join the conversation and say that the matter of payment has been resolved.
It’s unclear whether this financial resolution occurred after Von D publicly called Star out on alleged theft or if things were settled before all this began.
Star has a long history of saying and doing troubling things on the internet, largely involving blatant racism and misogyny. Von D didn’t address these things specifically (outside of mentioning his racism in her Instagram post), but apologized to anyone who’s “been in his crossfire.”
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