A Kansas woman says she was disqualified from a makeup contest because of an Instagram post showing support for Donald Trump, The Wichita Eagle reports.
Gypsy Freeman won an Instagram contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty last month.
The winner got a flight to Los Angeles to attend a launch party of a new makeup line from the “LA Ink” star, as well as a $500 gift card.
After she was announced as the winner, she received a message from Kat Von D’s personal account telling her that the artist had “drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man.”
“My launch party [and my brand] celebrates many things that Trump is against,” Von D said. “And I just need you to know that I personally have a hard time with inviting anyone who would support such an anti-feminist, anti-homosexual/LGBT, anti-immigrant, and anti-climate change fascist such as Trump.”
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According to the screenshots, Freeman replied: “I won’t be upset with you if you can’t have us there for these reasons, and I wish you the best. We would love to be there, of course, but I sincerely do understand if you decide to replace us with someone who supports the candidate you support.”
The celebrity then replied, according to the screenshots provided: “It’s not about inviting people based on their political stance – it’s just extremely difficult (borderline impossible) for me to be friends with or associate with anyone who would support a man who goes against everything I stand for. I would feel the same way towards people who supported Hitler, or any other fascist.”