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July 25th, 2017

Make-up Artist Born in Mexico Cancels Invite to Contest Winner Over Trump Tweet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1501071081331{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Kat Von D is a make-up artist born in Mexico to Argentinian parents, now living in Los Angeles who’s been featured LA Ink, Pimp My Ride, even Tony Hawk’s skateboarding video game.

When she ran a recent contest, you wouldn’t have thought anything was out of the ordinary.

But when followers unearthed a Trump supporting tweet from the winner, it posed an issue for Kat who remembers growing up ” a child, running around barefoot in Mexico with dirt under my fingernails and frogs in my pockets…”

She wrote to the winner via direct message on instagram:


“I’ve drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man… My launch party [and my brand] celebrates many things that Trump is against…And I just need you to know that I personally have a hard time with inviting anyone who would support such an anti-feminist, anti-homosexual/LGBT, anti-immigrant, and anti-climate change fascist such as Trump.”

The contest winner who got the disinvite said,  it’s “really unfortunate” that politics was brought into an art contest “where I never brought it into the art contest.”

But we say that more business owners should be “drawing a personal line.” There’s nothing pretty about supporting a fascist.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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