The winner of a make-up artist contest mentioned she was shunned after the competition promoter discovered she is a supporter of President Donald Trump.
Gypsy Freeman, who lives in Kansas and Florida, was declared the winner of a contest sponsored by make-up line Kat Von D Beauty, through which contestants needed to put up images of a mannequin in a “Saint + Sinner” theme as a promotion for the corporate’s new line of make-up, in keeping with screenshots.
Freeman received with two professionally-shot side-by-side images posted to Instagram. She and her photographer, Jenn Bischoff, have been alleged to be flown out to the Kat Von D launch get together and obtain a prize bundle price greater than $2,000.
@katvondbeauty @mercyhanna_15 #SaintandSinner #KVDContest Photography and water/milkbath concept @jennbischof Model @numinous.model MUAH/wardrobe @facesofgypsy #kvdcontest Foundation @temptu As Hamlet said to Ophelia, ”God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” The battle between these two halves of identity…Who we are and who we pretend to be, is unwinnable. “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness, within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power. -Emily Thorne
However then Von D followers found a pro-Trump put up on Freeman’s Instagram web page from Election Day in 2016 and instantly alerted the well-known tattoo artist and former actuality TV star.
Von D then direct-messaged Freeman to say that she needed to “drawn a private line within the sand between myself and anybody who helps that man,” in keeping with screenshots of the dialog.
“My launch get together (and my model) celebrates many issues that Trump is towards,” Von D continued, in keeping with the screenshots. “And I simply want you to know that I personally have a tough time with inviting anybody who would assist such an anti-feminist, anti-homosexual/LGBT, anti-immigrant, and anti-climate change fascist resembling Trump.”
In response to screenshots revealed by the Wichita Eagle, Freeman wrote again: “I will not be upset with you if you cannot have us there for these causes, and I want you the most effective. We’d like to be there, of course, however I sincerely do perceive in the event you determine to interchange us with somebody who helps the candidate you assist.”
However Von D mentioned supporting failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wasn’t the principle situation.
“It isn’t about inviting individuals primarily based on their political stance – it is simply extraordinarily troublesome (borderline unattainable) for me to be buddies with or affiliate with anybody who would assist a person who goes towards all the things I stand for,” she replied, in keeping with screenshots. “I’d really feel the identical method in the direction of individuals who supported Hitler, or every other fascist.”
All point out of the competition was then taken down from the Kat Von D Instagram web page.
Freeman mentioned she understood Von D’s resolution and revered her proper to deal with her contest the best way she needs.
“Half of the beauty of this nation is having freedom of speech,” she mentioned.
However she informed the Tampa Bay Occasions that she has a difficulty with being disqualified from a contest as a result of of who she voted for. She additionally mentioned that she has been a goal of insults from individuals on-line as a result of she voted for Trump.
“It is positively bigotry — it is all the things that they are calling us, they’re doing,” Freeman mentioned. “It is an enormous case of hypocrisy.”