Last month, Kat Von D shared her joyous pregnancy news with fans. The makeup mogul revealed that she was expecting a baby boy and she even revealed her unborn son’s name- Leafer.


The mum-to-be has now disclosed even more details about her son and how she plans to raise him, however, the information she shared has caused major controversy.


Taking to Instagram, she posted a photo of her hands on her growing bump. She opened up about her plans to raise a vegan child in the caption.


“I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. 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.”



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Kat admitted that her dad was not impressed with her decision to opt for a midwife rather than a doctor.


She continued: “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.”


The tattoo artist plans to raise her son as a vegan, but that isn’t what caused the major controversy, nor is her plans for a drug-free home birth.


She added: “This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey.”



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What bothered a lot of people, especially mums is her decision not to vaccinate her baby boy.


Many users expressed their disappointment with Kat online, one wrote: “Vaccination has been proven over and over again to be a safe practice that has saved millions of lives over the years by reducing and even eliminating some of the most deadliest diseases.”



Another added: “You could give birth alone in a forest for all I care, but not vaccinating your child is selfish.”


“Not vaccinating your child makes other children sick. It’s dangerous at best and very narrow-minded,” one said.


What do you think of Kat’s decision? Is she being selfish?




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