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Kat Von D Ends Friendship With 'Bully' Jeffree Star On Social Media

She said she plans to post a video explanation as to why she ended the friendship.

20/07/2016 12:58 AM AEST | Updated 20/07/2016 12:58 AM AEST

Social media is a hellscape lately.

First there was the Taylor Swift vs. Kim and Kanye debacle, and now there’s this. 

Tattoo artist and makeup entrepreneur Kat Von D has publicly “disassociated” herself with longtime friend, singer-songwriter and makeup artist Jeffree Star.

The 34-year-old Von D posted a photo of Star on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter on Tuesday with a red “banned” insignia across his face. She cryptically said in the caption of the post that “after years of making excuses for, and rationalizing Jeffree’s inappropriate behavior (including, promoting drug use, racism, and bullying),” she couldn’t continue being friends with him after “recent events.”

After years of making excuses for, and rationalizing Jeffree's inappropriate behavior (including, promoting drug use, racism, and bullying) I can no longer hold my tongue after recent events. I know that over the years, many of you were introduced to Jeffree through me, and regardless if you chose to continue to follow him or not, I just would like to disassociate myself from him and his brand from this point on. I plan on posting a video explanation as to why I felt compelled to make such a statement. But for the time being, I simply want to apologize to anybody and everybody who has ever had to deal with any of his negativity. And yes, with a heavy heart, I will be pulling the shade "Jeffree" from my collection. Sending extra love to everyone out there. ❤️

A photo posted by Kat Von D (@thekatvond) on

The post indicated that she’ll explain her reasons for dropping the friendship with Star in more depth in an upcoming video. She will also be pulling the popular hot pink shade “Jeffree” from her makeup line, Kat Von D Beauty.

Star took the situation a step further and addressed Von D’s posts on his Twitter. He fired off a series of tweets about the issue, one of which indicated that Von D “never supported me or my brand and got distant when I launched mine.”

As if the plot could thicken any more, Kat Von D shot back her own response to Star’s tirade.

Drama, drama, drama. Can’t we all just swipe on another coat of lipstick and get along? 

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