Last night Kat Von D decided to voice her opinion on Instagram about the recent murder of the lion Cecil in Africa by that sick trophy hunter dentist. I reposted it immediately and here it is below.
What myself and probably around 75% of the now over 4,000 commenters took from this was incredibly insulting and offensive. She basically said we meat-eaters are no better than a trophy hunting murderer who kills solely for fun. WTF!?! She actually said this to her 2.8 million followers MOST of whom probably eat meat and put a shitload of money into her pockets from buying her makeup and books, etc. The differences between a guy who pays $55,000 to fly to another country to illegally kill an endangered animal for fun is VASTLY different than what we meat-eaters do. And yes, I know there are many, many issues with how animals are raised for meat in the US, but that is another matter. Trophy hunting and meat-eating are not the same in any way. Hunting endangered animals for sport is illegal and sick. Eating chicken or steak is something humans have been doing legally for thousands and thousands of years for survival/nutrients, not for a thrill.
Then she goes onto preach that science has proven meat is bad for us (oh really?) but yet we need to decide for ourselves the truth. Aside from the fact that I felt completely insulted by this post, it also enraged me because of the hypocrisy. Her makeup line isn’t all vegan. Her Instagram feed shows her wearing leather shoes, owning leather gloves and using designer luggage that most definitely does NOT come in pleather. She shows taxidermied animals which she uses as decoration all over her house. She (at least used to) drives a Bentley with leather seats.