In a new 11-minute YouTube video, Kat Von D addressed both controversies. She goes on to explain that a male tattoo artist from Miami Ink felt threatened when she joined the show, went on to sexually harass her, and then when she got her spin off show LA Ink, he forged an “anti-Semitic message” on one of her headshots. He showed it to the network and media. At the time, she explained a network publicist advised her to keep quiet and let it blow over. “Overnight I was falsely branded an anti-Semite, and I had no idea how to handle it or what to do.” She did not address her past relationship with Jesse James who also has been accused of being a neo-Nazi.
Kat then addressed the anti-vaccination comments by saying, “I am not an anti-vaxxer. What I am is a first-time mother. I am one of those moms that reads everything. Anything that is going in my baby or on my baby, I research like a complete and total nerd. After doing a bunch of research and reading the ingredients, naturally I experienced some hesitancy.” She continues, “Since then, we have decided as parents to consult with our pediatrician and just let him educate us and guide us. But, unlike before, I have learned my lesson and I am choosing not to make our decision or any of our baby’s health records public.”