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Kat Von D Defends Controversial Lipstick After It Gets Yanked From Shelves

November 09, 2013 06:47 AM by Lisa Princ

Kat Von D usually makes headlines for her awful choices in men relationship troubles, not for her makeup! However, when the  L.A. Ink star picked the names for her lipstick line, she wasn’t expecting to receive backlash over one of them, and now, Kat is defending one of the controversial names after the color was yanked from store shelves!

When Kat Von D was choosing the monikers for her lipstick line, Painted Love, she was definitely going for anything but ordinary with names such as Hellbent, Backstage Bambi and Underage Red. But it was the color named Celebutard that caused many folks to get angry at the reality star, and Sephora, the store which carries Von D’s lip line. However, the color, which some claim references the word retard, was quickly pulled off the shelves, and Sephora issued the following statement about the controversial name: “It has come to our attention that the name of one shade of lipstick we carry has caused offense to some of our clients and others. We are deeply sorry for that.”

Kat Von D, however, does not seem the least bit sorry about the name she chose for the color. Instead, Kat took to Twitter to defend the name, posting: “That name was inspired by the silliness of people who become famous for no reason outside attention seeking behavior. I think it’s a funny, lighthearted stab at how silly people can be. (Both the celebrity and those who subscribe to them).” But then she continued: “At the end of the day, it’s just a f–kin lipstick.”

What do you think of Kat Von D’s choice of monikers for her lipstick line? Were you offended by Celebutard? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear from you! Comment below to share your thoughts with us!

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12 Responses to “Kat Von D Defends Controversial Lipstick After It Gets Yanked From Shelves”

  1. sara Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I work at sephora, and to me its not that big of a deal, its a lipstick. people need to chill out! ITS KAT VON D! Her colors are pigmented and beautiful and her names are creative. It wasn’t the most postive name but who cares?

  2. Marcelle Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    It’s silly because in society, the offensive word ‘retarded’ or ‘retard’ is not used basically anymore and since the word ‘celebutard’ is kind of a take on the word ‘retarded’ I think that’s the only reason people had something to say about her use of the word celebutard and why some think it’s offensive.

    But since people don’t say retarded anymore (at least not where I’m from!)her product should not be taken off the shelves. Let her use the dang word! We get stupid because of this word but there’s no backlash on news topics that have nothing to do with nothing!! Hhmmmm, kinda like this story! Get over it!!!

  3. Shockadow Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    She is right. It’s lipstick. Furthermore, I can’t wait for the eventual backlash against all of this political correctness gone haywire.
    It’s gotten way outta control & beyond logic. “Retarded” isn’t a slur. It’s a word.

  4. Richard Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Kat shot dope with Nikki Sixx.

  5. DEAN Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH YOU IDIOTS. IT MAY NOT BE THE MOST APPROPRIATE THING TO SAY BUT RETARD I BELIEVE IS A WORD AND CALLING SOME CELLEBS RETARDS IS A GODDAMN UNDERTATEMENT BUY THE WAY I CANT SPELL

  6. Ski Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Not a woman, and don’t use lipstick, but if I did, or was, I would buy it just based on that name alone, even if I never used it!

  7. Don J Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Who cares what she chooses to name her products, if it is offensive to you, JUST DON’T BUY IT. The news media is taking this political correctness crap too far, if you don’t like something, you can just avoid it, is that so hard?

  8. Jane Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    “That name was inspired by the silliness of people who become famous for no reason outside attention seeking behavior.”

    so like herself?

  9. Jane Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    “That name was inspired by the silliness of people who become famous for no reason outside attention seeking behavior.”

    So herself?

  10. mojoschmee Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    …a person would have to be retarded to be offended by this…

  11. candlou Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I am on the Kats side. No problem with the name.

  12. Franny Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    She could have named it Miley and be done with it!

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