Kat Von D is NOT a Racist
DANG!!! TMZ is running a story saying that this pic above, is from Kat Von D to her former boss Ami on Miami Ink! (Disclaimer, I don’t know who to believe, but it sucks either way…. Please read the whole post to get Kat’s point of view)
Now here’s the story.
It seems that when Kat Von D was FIRED from the tattoo parlor she was working at in Miami to go back to LA, Kat gave Ami James this pic autographed especially for him with a burning Star of David and a swastika.
It seems that Ami went to TLC with the pic, and nothing was really done about it. And that’s what pissed him off. He says that he had handwriting on the pic analyzed they said “there is a 99% probability that Kat Von D”.
When contacted about the photo, Ami told TMZ he wasn’t as offended by the photo as he was by the indifference toward it, saying, “What is more devastating to me, and much more shameful is when people ignore something like this for the sake of the money or self-interest. That is the real ‘punch in the gut.'”
TLC says they took the appropriate steps and that there was no prof Kat had done this.
Kat’s publicist says
“The recent accusation of a publicity photo of me with offensive and anti-semitic comments and graphics allegedly written by me is completely false and unfounded, and clearly a forgery. This was already proven many months ago to be 100 percent untrue. I always have been, and will continue to be an advocate for tolerance of all races, religions and ways of life.”
NOW! Kat Von D is not going to take this lying down… So she did what any of us would do and typed out one heck of a response on her MYSPACE account.
To read the ENTIRE POST… Click below.
Friday, February 08, 2008
I AM NOT A RACIST.
I cannot begin to tell you how disgusted and disappointed i am with the recent rumors that started circulating around town, all of which are COMPLETELY FALSE.
Against the advice of my publicist, agent, and others, I have decided to be completely open and honest about the following, because you guys deserve that:
For quite some time, on my personal website, I had a section for “Autograph Requests”. At any time, ANYONE could go on there, type in their name and mailing address, and my assistant and I would send you an 8×10 photograph of me signed, free of charge.
Honestly, we started getting an average about 2,000 per day, and couldn’t keep up, so we took that option down. Now, when people send us gifts to the shop, fan art, or write us from jail, we send out an autographed 8×10, usually personalized as a gesture of thanks and appreciation. Anyone, could get their hands on one of these 8x10s.
Unfortunately, one of these 8×10’s got in the hands of an evil, insecure, and spiteful person, who thought it would be a good idea to FORGE this kind of trash.
For those of you that HAVE received signed 8×10’s from me in the past, you can CLEARLY see that this is a slanderous case of FORGERY, FRAUD, and attempt at getting attention.
I worked at Miami Ink for quite some time, before friction began between Ami (the owner) and I started, all of which was fueled by insecurity, jealousy, and lack of work ethic, ALL ON HIS PART. After endless counts of trying to make it work, it was clear that shit wasn’t working out, and we all decided it was best to go our ways. I guess the old saying is true, “You can’t shake hands with a fist.”
But I always saw this as a positive new beginning… for the both of us! NEVER, have i wished the Miami Ink crew any harm – quite the opposite. In every interview after me leaving Miami, up until this very day, I always say how its a bummer things didn’t work out, and even though I don’t stay in contact with any of the guys, I wish them the best. And personally, I’m not the kind of girl that could harbor bad feelings inside. That always ends up making you a miserable human being, and i refuse to be that person. Shit happens, and you move on.
I did move on, and really focused on my tattooing, new shop, new crew, family, and myself. Consequently, La Ink was a success, and all the hard work truly paid off. But while everyone around us was supportive and happy for us, jealousy and fear grew in others, causing a feeling of desperation.
the next thing you know this fake 8×10 thing pops up, with much surprise to me. I mean, the first time I saw the actual photo with the writing on it, I almost puked, considering, those are things I would NEVER even think about, let alone write!
After serious investigation, all conclusions proved that it was NOT ME who wrote that junk.
And to think, the people I once loved and cared for like family, are the ones responsible for all of this. I’ve heard about strategic press, like a sex tape before the launch of a new season “magically” surfacing to the public, BUT THIS IS TRULY A SAD, SAD ATTEMPT.
I am in no way, planning on discussing this topic any further with press, and refuse to feed into this drama. this is what they want, attention. But I have always felt like my MySpace was a place where true fans go, and we can stay connected through my blogs and bulletins. This is why I feel this inclined to let you guys be aware of the truth.
Personally, I STILL don’t wish anything bad upon the REAL culprit in this crime, but hope that one day, they come to the realization that living a life fueled by hatred will only make them unhappy in the end.
Thanks for those of you who took the time to listen to me, and continue to support everything good that we are trying to get across, because from the bottom of my heart, i love EVERYONE.
Kat Von D