Kat Von D has unleashed a new color of lipstick, which she called “Underage Red”. Apparently it got a lot of people’s panties in a bunch when some said that she was promoting sexual misconduct and promiscuity. Despite that, she is making no apologies – whatsoever.
She made a statement on her Facebook page to say that she doesn’t promote the degradation of women. Check out a snippet:
Anyone who knows or follows me, is very aware of my personal lifestyle choices which include celibacy, sobriety, conscious living and [above feminism], human rights. Although, i would never force my views and opinions onto others, i most definitely find it offensive being accused of the opposite.
These wild, and horrific accusations proclaiming that any aspect of my makeup line would ever promote the degradation of women, statutory rape, sexual behavior, human trafficking, underage drinking, or even idealization of fleeting youth, goes against everything I stand for. So, please excuse me if I find those articles and comments appalling and inaccurate.
If you read the word “underage” and you automatically jump to a disgusting conclusion, I ask you to perhaps question your own mind and thoughts. Consider the damage such negativity can actually cause, verses actually help.
So, NO. I refuse to sacrifice my integrity and creative freedom. NO. I will not be pulling “Underage Red” from my collection. And NO. This is not an apology.
You can read her full statement HERE.
What do you think of the name “Underage Red” and does reading her statement change that feeling?