It is a known thing that I do care where my money ends up after purchasing a new makeup. Who’s getting rich at the end of the line? Not buying Jeffree Star and Lime Crime products serve as the example. Not supporting a racist marketing is another. And now what about Kat Von D Beauty?
By now I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the whole Kat Von D’s plan about not vaccinating her baby. You might have heard/ seen how people defended or lunged at her for it. You might have, even better, decided which you support and value most.
It might be yesterday’s news, but this blog is not about what’s trendy. It’s about what’s provoking my thoughts. And this Kat Von D-vaccine thing has been bugging me, because…I’m still indecisive.
I knew Kat Von D not from her beauty line, but long before from my years of watching the show Miami Ink, L.A. Ink and the whole franchise. It’s hard not to adore Kat, the tattoo artist, just from the persona that she is; creative, bold, yet still vulnerable.
Then I started practicing cruelty free beauty, and of course, I value her cruelty free-vegan brand even more.
While I believe, from getting myself well-informed, that vaccinating our kids is not only beneficial for a baby’s health, but also a bigger society, I don’t think judging Kat is a wise thing.
You see: I don’t know what it feels like to be pregnant, getting deep into affectionate thoughts about raising a human being that will come out of my womb, and at the same time millions of people attacking me with something like, “Oooh tiny little baby coffins will look good on your next beauty campaign.”
Then watching my business falls from favour because of my motherhood views.
Some people choose to separate the person and the business. Meaning they will continue supporting Kat Von D Beauty (and the cruelty free values, the innocent employees at Sephora), while at the same time will just ignore the Kat Von D.
I don’t know, friends. I don’t know. I hate being told what to do, what to be. I’m a firm believer in, if I make an ill decision in life, I’ll be the one regretting it. Why should people bother. You know what I mean? If you think KVD has made a f*cked up decision, she’ll be the one getting f*cked up the best. You do you; whatever.
But I do know that, you can’t just “share my opinion” on social media once you have a huge following.
I do know that motherhood is a sensitive subject. And it’s very personal. Don’t go around telling people how to be a mother.
Maybe she’ll change her mind. Wouldn’t that be great?
And after all said and done, I’m still indecisive.