Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kat Von D vs Jeffree Star (updated!)

These two makeup gurus have been friends for a ;long time. Promoting each others work, showing up at each others events, Kat Von D is Jeffree's tattoo artist, and it's no secret they have been friends for a while. In fact Von D even has a liquid lipstick in her line called "Jeffree"! So it was a bit of a shock when this popped up in everyone's news feed last night!

These two then took to Twitter posting a few things about it, Jeffree deleted a few of his tweets (but don't worry I got screenshots)!

The first exchange is still up! This is what their tweets read:


Twitter floods with assumptions as people wonder if he stole a piece of artwork from Von D's home, or if she is mad he copied something she had in the works, maybe a trend he claims is his when it's not... people were so unsure! He then tweeted this (which has since been deleted)

Obviously we are missing a few lines form the last but these tweets are harsh and simple lashing out (which is something Star is known to do). He finally deleted the mean tweets and finished the night with these two:


But then the smoking gun came out. Kat Von D's promised video, here it is.



In this video Kat Von D says she has never appreciated the way Star carried himself. He has lashed out fans, bullied smaller brands, been unnecessarily unkind to anything one or thing that threatens him, and never has and never will change. She says she feels bad that she is the person who contributed to his big headed ways. OUCH!

However the straw that broke the camels back? The artwork! She reveals that after setting him up with her cosmetics manufacturer and co packer, she set him up with a friend of hers who does artwork and logos. Her friend (B.J. Betts) created a logo that looks VERY similar to the logo Star now uses for his brand. B.J. then heard nothing from Starr and later his logo popped up on Stars social media and website. When B.J. asked Starr to pay him Starr blocked B.J. and refused to speak with him or pay him. Kat Von D also says she feels bad for setting him up with her manufactories and her friend.

Star has mostly ignored it. He has tweeted several time without acknowledging it but peppered between his normal tweets he has a few regarding the mess.


Kat has been silent since posting the video but I will update as soon as the "truth comes out" like Jeffree says it will.


UPDATE: 7/20/2016 8:00 p.m.


Throughout this time Jeffree star has mostly been retweeting other people's tweets supporting him. Then he posted the following retweet:


That is a retweet of the artist B.J. Betts himself! A lot of people started pulling for Jeffree at this point and then Kat Came back with these gems:



The rest of the day Jeffree posted about how the truth would come out soon, and began counting down to the release of his own video with his side of the story. Here it is:


Both signed off with their own tweets saying:


Some speculations:

Many say that they feel Kat was right, and once she called Jeffree out he put his lawyers in contact with B.J. to get him paid up. Most likely in order to settle this matter Jeffree said B.J. may have to post something about having been paid and everything being fine (which may have cost Star extra). 

A lot of people feel whether Jeffree did or did not steal the artwork that Kat's other rude comments about him were super hypocritical. The fact that his line is Vegan (her own line is Vegan now too, and we all know most cosmetic companies that have vegan products do not have vegan CEOs), his "drug use" (Star uses and love Marijuana, but he has a medical card and it is legal, while Von D is a recovered addict who has used several hard drugs, Jeffree has never even smoked a cigarette or drank alcohol according to him).

I think both are true, but this is speculation, not fact! What do you think happened? Drop your thoughts in the comments!


MY TAKE:
I have to laugh a little at some of the Irony. Like I said I think both are true, however Jeffree really slams Kat for making her opinion so public. However we will remember only a few months ago when Jeffree threw his Kylie Jenner lip gloss in the trash during an unboxing on Snapchat! He then led the battle against Jenner in trying to get new lip wands for the buyers. I supported that but he had some pretty unkind words to say about her and her brand at that time and said that he only did it to protect the people and help them get what they deserved. Didn't Kat do that for B.J.? He also speaks about Kat's micro-aggressions, and how she kept saying she wouldn't bash him, while she did. He did the SAME THING! It's all so silly. I'm still going to buy from both their brands, but boy this has been interesting! 

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