Though they were once friends, there’s no love lost between Beauty gurus Jeffree Star and Kat Von D, who famously fell out in 2016. Now there’s more bad blood brewing.
On Tuesday, Star released a new YouTube video — titled " frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen> — which shows him bashing a number of makeup products and beauty brands, including Too Faced, Huda Beauty, and, yep, Kat Von D.
Around the 12-minute mark, Star gives viewers a quick recap on his beef with Von D, accusing her of spreading “crazy lies” about him after 10 years of friendship. Ever since, he says, they’ve had “weird tension.”
That tension appears to be building, and it’s all over a remark Von D apparently made in the comments section of her wedding video. When one of her fans wrote that Star was probably watching the video at home, Von D fired back, “Jeffree who?”
“How about Jeffree who had the lipstick in Sephora with my mother f***ing name on it, with your company for the last 10 years?” Star responds in his video, referencing a lipstick Von D created in his honor. “How about Jeffree that’s in all your books? All your memories?”
Describing their feud as an “open wound,” Star goes on to call out Von D for continuing to sell the Jeffree lipstick, despite her statements to the contrary. (He claims that although Sephora has recently pulled the shade, it is still available to purchase on Von D’s website.)
During his rant about Von D, Star pulled a face — a screenshot of which he later shared on Twitter with a caption mocking his former friend’s remarks about vaccinations. Von D, who is pregnant with her first child, caused a stir this summer when
that she and husband Rafael Reyes “have the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.”
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
Following uproar from fans concerned that not vaccinating her baby boy would put others at risk, Von D responded in a
that she is “not against vaccines.” She added that, while the couple acknowledge that medications “are not all bad,” they also feel that 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.”
My husband @prayers and I are NOT anti-vaxxers. We are not against vaccines. Just because we have hesitancies and valid concerns about injecting our baby with specific chemicals and toxins does not mean we are anti anything. 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. 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. There are plenty of studies that show some vaccinations can work wonders. And 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 and industry worth billions without question - and then have to dismiss any concerns of my own. Our personal medical records are no one’s business, and why we would feel it important for us to explore all our options when it comes to vaccinating our child, is also no one’s business - regardless of what I post on Instagram. So, perhaps before any of you feel inspired to harass us, spew hatred, or send ill-will our way, I hope you would try and understand that this is our first child together, and we are simply just trying our best. Lastly, I don’t plan on continuing this topic, and have no interest in fighting anyone. As much as I hate doing this, I will be turning off the comments on this post - and I think you would too, if you were constantly receiving death wishes onto your unborn child. I am sending extra love to everyone today. X
Naturally, Star saw an opportunity to take a potshot, joking about Von D’s baby boy. Star’s tweet already has 92,000 likes, though many Von D fans did pipe up to defend the makeup maven.
“I get that the whole non-vaccination thing is stupid, but there is no need to bring her baby when trying to stir up drama between you both again,” read https://twitter.com/mike_regan91/status/1019333948965519362. “The shading in the
was enough, but bringing her baby into it is wrong! People will now come for me saying it was a joke but just NO!”
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