Once upon a time in 2008 — back when she was a tattoo artist/reality TV star, and he was a MySpace famous performer — Kat Von D and Jeffree Star were friends.
Now, Kat is at the helm of a seriously major makeup empire, and Jeffree is a YouTube/indie lipstick darling best known for calling out Kylie's sub-par lip glosses.
They were *so* close that Kat named one of her first Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks after him — the melon-pink "Jeffree" color was, for a lot of people, the way they heard about Star.
Here is her statement in full:
After years of making excuses for, and rationalizing Jeffree's inappropriate behavior (including, promoting drug use, racism, and bullying) I can no longer hold my tongue after recent events. I know that over the years, many of you were introduced to Jeffree through me, and regardless if you chose to continue to follow him or not, I just would like to disassociate myself from him and his brand from this point on. I plan on posting a video explanation as to why I felt compelled to make such a statement. But for the time being, I simply want to apologize to anybody and everybody who has ever had to deal with any of his negativity. And yes, with a heavy heart, I will be pulling the shade "Jeffree" from my collection. Sending extra love to everyone out there.