In 2007, Kat Von D left TLC’s Miami Ink and went on to star in her own California-based series, LA Ink. According to TMZ, an autographed photo of Von D was delivered to her former boss, Ami James, that was signed with a flaming Star of David. Von D released a statement at the time denying the photo’s legitimacy, and said, “This was already proven many months ago to be 100 percent untrue. I always have been, and will continue to be an advocate for tolerance of all races, religions and ways of life.”
Von D’s racism issues seemed to end there, until 2018, when her beauty brand posted a now-deleted Instagram image of its Lock-It Concealer in front of a cotton field with the caption (via Revelist), “Let Lock-it Concealer do all of the hard work for you with instant one-coat coverage.”
In 2019, Von D took to her YouTube to denounce the claims dating back to 2008, which she said were the result of fear that LA Ink would replace Miami Ink. “Just to set the record straight, I am not anti-Semitic,” she said.