Pregnant Kat Von D gets tons of backlash after saying she opposes vaccines


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Kat Von D caused quite a stir on social media after she revealed her choice to not vaccinate her child. The pregnant tattoo artist, who has been vocal about her vegan lifestyle, took to Instagram on Thursday, June 7 to reveal that she intends on opting out of vaccinations once her son is born. She also opened up about expecting people to give their unsolicited opinions and advice regarding the topic or how she chooses to raise her baby, whom she's expecting with husband, Leafar Seyer

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Little did she know that her post would cause a massive explosion of comments and criticism from fans saying that they would no longer support her or her brand because of her stance on vaccinations.

The backlash comes from a divide among parents and physicians who struggle with deciding what the best option is for babies and children. People on both sides of the argument have strong opinions, and there are some fans who have taken the Kat Von D Beauty founder's side and have supported her. Take a look at how it all went down.

It all started with a pic of her baby bump.

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

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The TV personality shared the snap with a lengthy caption.

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Fans were quick to jump in and share their thoughts.

This fan said she is taking her business elsewhere.

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Another fan didn't see a problem.

They've decided that Kat's personal choices have nothing to do with her makeup line.

One fan called out Kat's privilege.

She's Mexican, but we get the point.

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One fan said Kat didn't think about other children.

Do you think she has a valid point?

One Twitter user said Kat had a right to speak her mind.

We hope Kat was ready for the landmine she stepped on. It's a controversial topic.

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Some fans weren't too kind.

Even her makeup's biggest fans are taking a stand against her.

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This fan kept it honest with the tattoo artist.

Some even laughed at her expense.

This stance makes sense.

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The fan was referring to this photo of Kat wearing Gucci sunglasses.

One Instagram user called her out for wearing the designer shades, commenting: "GUCCI IS NOT VEGAN BUT U WONT VACCINATE UR KIDS BC ITS NOT VEGAN."

Prior to the ordeal, the pair announced the pregnancy in May.

The beauty mogul and her husband shared a stunning photo of them together on May 8, and revealed the baby's gender. “It’s a boy,” she captioned the portrait, which showed her cradling her belly. Leafar shared the same snap on his account, and captioned it: “When I thought I had it all. Life gifts me with the greatest of joys! We are pregnant and having a baby boy. I love you @thekatvond and Im ready to be a father to our son Leafar. Thank you my love our family comes first !!!”

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The parents-to-be became husband and wife in February.

She revealed the news on Instagram with a photo of their wedding rings, and captioned it: “Today, I married my soul’s mate, my mind’s twin, my best friend: @prayers 🖤Juntos en vida y en muerte.”

She also posted the above to her IG with the news.

Topics: celebrity parents  celebrity pregnancy  celebs pregnancy  controversy  vaccines