Another day. Another celebrity drama. This time the public feud goes to two extremely talented artists with bestselling makeup lines – Kat Von D and Jeffree Star. If we rewind back circa 2005, Kat Von D was fired from Miami Ink and starred in her own spin-off, LA Ink, a TLC show that garnered millions of viewers and fans. Star appeared on her show a couple of times, as she called him her “homegirl” and made him a household name.
Fast-forward a decade later, and they both are doing pretty damn well for themselves. Known mostly for being an extremely talented tattoo artist, Kat’s empire has spread beyond that to a makeup line tie-up with Sephora. If you keep up with her Facebook Page and Instagram account, you will know that she regularly flies around the world as her line gets hotter and hotter. Rumour has it that she is in the works of coming up with a clothing line as well. Hell yeah. Jeffree, on the other hand, has attained fame through his musical career, but mostly for his own makeup line and his super famous YouTube makeup tutorial channel.
Where’s the problem in this whole story, you would ask. Turns out, as fame and fortune took hold of both of them, their response to it was vastly different. Kat Von D quit a troubled life of alcohol, drugs and rockstar boyfriends. She turned vegan, is an open advocate of animal rights and lives a life of purity and peace, concentrating on work and breaking new records every other day. Jeffree, on the other hand, has become somewhat of a bully and is now known for his diva tantrums and open bullying of other makeup brands, along with alleged racism.
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. ❤️
Behind the scenes things were turning sour for the once close friends and now Kat has gone public with her diss of Jeffree, saying they are friends no more and she has nothing to do with him. Jeffree is yet to respond.