Kat Von D: Is She Entitled To Media Lash Out?

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Kat Von D suffered a huge loss on Thursday morning.

Around 4 am, Firefighters responded to a fire alarm on the 1200 block of North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.

In a single-story strip mall, Kat Von D's tattoo parlor, High Voltage, and Trendsetters barber shop burned for about half an hour. It was enough to for the two shops to be red-tagged, meaning they are unsafe for occupation.

Firefighters did their best to carry out and save things of value from Kat Von D's tattoo shop, but the damage tally of what was left is still unknown.

As news crews crowded around the scene, Kat Von D made it clear that she didn't want to be hassled after her traumatic morning.

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Kat Von D lashed out at reporters, saying, “Stop, stop. Seriously? You guys. Have some f*****g respect. Seriously? Do you feel better about yourself?… F*****g idiot!”

Things escalated quickly from there as reporters continued to ask questions after Kat Von D insisted that they stop.

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“C’mon guys. Just have respect, man. You gotta, you gotta, you gotta leave me alone, dude. Seriously. Seriously. Seriously. Like just have some respect. No, seriously. Seriously.”

As reporters informed her that they were just doing their job, Kat Von D got a little more belligerent. She even lashed out at a nearby woman.

“No, no. This isn’t a job!… Your mother should be embarrassed. So should you — you’re a woman… Terrible!”

Then, when one reporter said she was terrible for attacking the woman, Kat Von D responded, “No! F**k off, dude!”

The reaction from Kat Von D has spawned a lot of discussion across the web as to whether or not Kat Von D was in the right. On one hand, the reporters ignored her insistence that they leave her alone to deal with the loss of her tattoo shop.

On the other hand, the reporters were just doing their job.

What do you think? Do you think Kat Von D had the right to react in such a way?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.