Kat Von D is a well-known artist, especially when it comes to the tattoo world. While her artwork should be the topic of conversation, it looks like one of Kat’s lipstick names is the talk of the town, though not for reasons you might expect.
According to E! News, Kat Von D’s latest lipstick color is sparking social media outrage after one Twitter users posted a photo of the color’s name while out shopping.
Went shopping for some makeup. How on earth is this a lipstick color? pic.twitter.com/mJanAVKlAd
— Parker Marie Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 15, 2015
“Underage Red” is the name of this rather beautiful shade of lipstick that is a part of Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick collection, and while the color may be beautiful, the name is not, and many on social media are finding it hard to believe that a highly respected artist could put something like this out on the market.
Kat von D got it wrong! http://t.co/ea4mBUhu4R
— Ava K. Fashionista (@AvaKFashionista) March 17, 2015
@ParkerMolloy D: What the heck?
— Isabella DethRainbow (@ICF_19XX) March 15, 2015
While this may be a big slip up for Kat, this isn’t the first time that a lipstick from her collection was called into question for being inappropriately named. According to the Washington Times, Kat Von D’s popular makeup line was reportedly dropped by Sephora back in 2012 after she reportedly named a pink shade of lipstick “Celebutard.”
While Kat has yet to comment on the controversy surrounding her “Underage Red” lipstick color, she reportedly did comment back in 2012 in a tweet that has since been deleted saying “At the end of the day it’s just a f**king lipstick.”
After a little bit of shopping around on the Sephora website, it looks like this isn’t the only questionable name that has been used by the LA Ink television star. According to the website, other names include “Sexer” and “Lolita.” One twitter user also commented on the controversy saying that other Kat Von D lip gloss shades exclusively at Sephora include “Jailbait Blush” and “Pedophilia Pink.”
While some have found offense from the “Underage Red” name, others are defending Kat Von D’s choice to use a controversial name or just not seeing what is so wrong about the situation.
@eonline it’s just an effing lipstick, chill out
— Alyssa Castilleja (@AlyssaCastille1) March 16, 2015
— (@JuliaaRuthh) March 16, 2015
@eonline Easily offended people are annoying.
— Robin D (@robind1208) March 16, 2015
So which side are you on? Do you think that products should be allowed to have such controversial names? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
[Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images For Sephora]