Be careful what you post on social media when it comes to politics: a Kansas makeup artist claims that she was disqualified from a nationwide contest that she had already won after the contest runners were made aware of a pro-Trump Instagram post that she had made.
Gypsy Freeman was declared the winner of an Instagram contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty called â€śSaint + Sinner Contest,â€ť the Wichita Eagle reported. The makeup line was founded by tattoo artist and former reality show star Kat Von D.
She submitted a picture of an angelic-looking woman next to a black-clad woman wearing dark makeup, which she captioned with a quotation from Emily Thorne that invoked Shakespeareâ€™s â€śHamlet.â€ť Freemanâ€™s work won the grand prize, which was a ticket to Los Angeles for a launch party and a $500 gift card to Sephora.
However, Von D changed her tune after coming across an Instagram post of Freemanâ€™s that expressed support for the president.
â€śMy launch party (and my brand) celebrates many things that Trump is against,â€ť Von D said in an Instagram direct message. â€śAnd 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.â€ť
â€ś[Iâ€™ve] drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man,â€ť she added.
Freeman blasted Von Dâ€™s decision as â€śbigotryâ€ť and â€śhypocrisy,â€ť noting that her contest submission had nothing to do with politics.
â€śI was hoping [Kat Von D] would base it off of the art,â€ť Freeman wrote in a comment on her contest-winning post. â€śI didnâ€™t bring politics into it. She is an amazing artist and I used some of her products in my kit. Itâ€™s a shame.â€ť