Kat Von D Has Divided Fans By Revealing That She Won’t Be Vaccinating Her Child

The beauty boss is currently expecting a son with her husband.

Kat Von D has revealed that she is planning to not vaccinate her child.

The TV star had a marriage celebration with her musician boyfriend Prayers in a lavish, goth-themed ceremony this week after secretly marrying in February.

After a brief honeymoon, the pair announced that they were expecting their first child together. Kat took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy and released a lengthy statement to explain how she plans to raise her child.

I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. Some good and some questionable – unsolicited none the less. I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy. My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan. And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations. My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing. This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, Animal Rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband. But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, i kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the fuck on. So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself. More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X

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In the post, Kat Von D said she plans to “have a natural, drug-free homebirth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations.”

The post has gotten a mixed reaction, with some praising the star for her mothering choices, while others criticised her for deciding not to vaccinate her child.

One comment read:

Imagine having insane influence and then spreading anti-vaccination ignorance this wide and far with DEADLY ramifications. You not only immune your child to diseases you also make sure other low-immunity children do not fall sick when you decide to vaccinate your baby. And you not only decided to put your baby at risk but also all the low immune babies around. And then you used your influence to spread that ignorance. Vaccinations work. Which is why polio is a thing of the past.

Responding to a comment asking her why she doesn’t believe in vaccinations, the tattoo artist said:

After much research, we feel vaccinations are not safe, and seem to be pushed by an industry whose interest is not in the wellbeing of mankind.

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