Oh, Kat Von D ...
Stop, honey. Just stop.
As you may have heard, Kat made quite the controversy for herself last week when she announced on Instagram that when her baby is born, she will be raising him vegan and without vaccinations.
Vaccinations are something that many people feel very strongly about, because, you know, people can die from completely preventable diseases without them.
In her statement, Kat said that she knew her beliefs and actions would create a lot of "backlash and criticism," and that her own father "flipped out" when he heard her plans.
To feel real pain and anguish, she said, "try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations."
That's the real struggle, guys. That right there.
Even besides the anti-vaccine stance, her whole post was bizarre and self-pitying and just really, really off-putting, but throw in the bit about putting her baby at risk for disease, and it's just a terrible situation.
Makeup lovers everywhere are boycotting her brand and contacting Sephora to let them know the reasoning -- it's kind of become a movement now.
This whole thing has caused such a big stir that Kat has to be aware of it, and it turns out she is, because she's made a new rambling post on the topic.
And, wouldn't you know it, this one is awful, too!
To start, Kat wrote that she and her husband, Rafael Reyes, "are NOT anti-vaxxers."
"We are not against vaccines," she attempted to explain. "Just because we have hesitancies and valid concerns about injecting our baby with specific chemicals and toxins does not mean we are anti anything."
Hold up, Kat and her husband are both heavily, heavily tattooed, and their concern is with injecting chemicals and toxins into their baby?
That's how she built her whole career. And also everything is a chemical.
"As a soon to be parent (and especially as a first-time-mom) I do feel it my responsibility to have questions, and to listen to my motherly instinct to question things, and do my research," she continued.
"What we have found is that sometimes it isn't always so black and white. While we believe medications, including vaccines, are not all bad -- we also can't dismiss the fact that some may not be good for everyone."
She wrote that "There are plenty of studies that show some vaccinations can work wonders."
She's right -- the vaccinations that prevent horrible diseases like polio really can work wonders.
But, she was quick to add, "There are also studies that show some people (including mothers, and babies) may be more susceptible to vaccine injuries more than others."
"It's unfair for anyone to expect me (or any parent) to take the word of the pharmaceutical companies who have much to gain from an industry worth billions without question -- and then have to dismiss any concerns of my own."
Kat said that her medical history isn't anyone else's business, and that it also isn't anyone else's business "why we would feel it important for us to explore all our options when it comes to vaccinating our child."
Considering that, she hopes that before anyone criticizes her choices, "you would try and understand that this is our first child together, and we are simply just trying our best."
In closing, she said that she wouldn't be talking about the subject any further, and she also turned the comments off on her post.
"I think you would too," she insisted, "if you were constantly receiving death wishes onto your unborn child."
Obviously this is a lot to take in, but first and foremost, of course no one should be sending death wishes to Kat's baby.
(Though honestly, judging by some of the comments she's received elsewhere, we wonder if she really is receiving "death wishes" or if it's more that people are warning her about what could happen if she doesn't vaccinate her baby.)
It's also interesting that she kicked things off by directly saying that she isn't an anti-vaxxer before hitting all the main points that anti-vaxxers make.
Talk about "chemicals and toxins," vaccine injuries, profit for pharmaceutical companies ... she's definitely an anti-vaxxer, she just doesn't want people to call her one so her business doesn't suffer.
If Kat would really do research about vaccines, she would see how important they are, and how any studies that show otherwise have been proven over and over again to be completely false.
Basically, sorry, Kat.
You're still cancelled.
Getting your child vaccinated is very important if you want that child to live. There’s not really a nice way to say that. Not only does not vaccinating your child make them literally much more likely to die, it also increases the odds that the entire human race is wiped off the face of the planet by some mutated strain of a disease that had been nearly eradicated. But doesn’t a Facebook post by some dumbass celebrity talking about Indigo Children know more than the consensus of the entire medical community?
Well, Kat Von D seems to think so, and according to a new Instagram post, she’s willing to bet the life of her child and everyone else’s children on it.
I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. Some good and some questionable – unsolicited none the less. I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy. My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan. And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations. My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing. This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, Animal Rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband. But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, i kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the fuck on. So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself. More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X
And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.
Let’s just take a moment and think about the irony of a woman who’s not planning on having her children vaccinated complaining about “uninformed opinions.” That’s like Dane Cook complaining about overrated hack comedians or Jordan B. Peterson ranting about having to deal with too many muppet-voiced misogynist shitheads.
My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing.
It’s funny how people who are against vaccinations always talk about “educating yourself.” You mean with reams of scientific research, expert opinions, decades of proven results, and near-unanimous consensus of the entire medical community? That kind of education? Or do you mean ten minutes of listening to Alex Jones and Bobby Kennedy Jr.? Because I kind of think it’s the latter.
Even though I don’t have kids and don’t have any plans to have kids, I did once take the opportunity to ask a doctor about mercury in vaccines. Before I could even finish my question, he cut me off and said “Yeah, mercury doesn’t cause autism,” To which I replied I knew that and said I was thinking about mercury poisoning. He seemed taken aback, as if the only question he’d ever been asked about this was about the link to autism (which is non-existent) and never just about the fact mercury is, on the whole, not good for you. He finally said “Oh, it’s harmless in such a tiny amount, there’s more mercury in a can of tuna,” and I said “I see, cool,” and that was that. Regardless of such, the US actually removed thiomersal from most vaccines almost 20 years ago, so it’s kind of a moot point.
Look, my job is mostly making fun of celebrities, and there’s a good reason that I do it; most celebrities are fucking morons and people still take celebrity’s opinions on things more seriously than actual experts. You’ve seen Keeping Up With the Kardashians, right? And if you’re a little older, maybe you remember a reality show called The Simple Life? Now think of all the celebrities who talk about what geniuses Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton are. The things that make you famous in our world generally aren’t things that make your opinions in any way valid. And if you need proof that celebrities are idiots, Kat Von D is acting like everyone else is stupid for telling her not to let her baby die of a preventable illness.
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Congratulations are in order for Kat Von D!
And her HUSBAND, Rafael Reyes!
That's right, yesterday Kat married Rafael, also known as Leafar Seyer, his stage name with his band, Prayers.
Or, well they were technically already married -- they tied the knot back in February in a quickie ceremony.
Back then, she took to Instagram to call Rafael "my soul's mate, my mind's twin, my best friend," and he was pretty gushy about her too, calling her "the girl of my dreams."
And even though it's only been a few months since then, it looks like they're more in love than ever, since they had their big wedding this weekend!
The whole thing really is just so sweet, and also so stylish -- wait till you see Kat's dress!
But before the actual wedding -- on Friday after the rehearsal dinner -- Kat took to social media once again to express her absolute happiness, along with a picture of some flowers.
"Such a beautifully emotional day today," she wrote, explaining that the next day she and Rafael "will have our wedding ceremony for our close friends + family."
"This has been the sweetest, most stress-free experience where we continuously fell in love with each other all over again with each day counting down."
As for the flowers, she said that they are three carnations that a friend brought them, and that they "represent him, me, and our sweet baby boy we are adding to our family."
Because in case you missed it, she's pregnant, too!
"All I can say right now," Kat continued, "is that I am so grateful fo my dear friends, and for my sweet husband."
"Lastly, thank you all for the love and for understanding that starting tomorrow we will most likely be stepping away from our phones for a while to be as present as possibly on such a beautiful day."
But thankfully, Rafael did grab his phone to give us a quick little peak at the beautiful bride!
Can you even handle this beautiful Beetlejuice realness?!
In the caption of the photo, Rafael told us that "In a couple hours I'll be walking down the aisle with the love of my life," and he added "EN VIDA Y EN MUERTE," which is what they've both been writing in their captions about each other for a while now.
It translates to "in life and in death," which is nice, right?
We don't have too much more information on the wedding yet, since they do seem to be off enjoying this special time together.
But in case you wanted more info on that amazing dress, it's by designer Adolfo Sanchez!
A friend was also kind enough to share a photo from the reception -- you can get a full look at the dress, plus the kind of decorations you'd expect from a Kat Von D wedding.
The friend congratulated the couple, saying "You are both beautiful people and deserve a lifetime of happiness together. Thanks for letting me be part of your amazing wedding!"
And honestly, in case you're not getting our feelings on this, it really does look like it was an amazing wedding.
For the record, this is Kat's second marriage -- she was married to tattoo artist and Ink Master judge Oliver Peck from 2003 to 2007.
This is Rafael's first marriage, but he does have a daughter from a previous relationship.
In a few months, they'll welcome their baby, a boy they've said they'll name Leafar.
Once again, congratulations!!!
The year is almost over, which really has nothing to do with star sightings, but I thought I'd call it out anyway.
Whatever Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are doing in Colorado, I want to be involved.
Kat Von D and Steve-O touched down in Los Angeles after showing everyone how in L they are.