Kat Von D Posts Facebook ‘Manifesto’
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It’s not exactly on-par with the 1500-page screed written by that crazy Norwegian guy who blew stuff up and shot a whole lot of innocent people last week, but it’s the best she could do on short notice.
Titled “What Can I Say? I Suck,” the note is part diary-entry and partly a plea for understanding. It provides a look behind the tattooed, tough-girl persona she’s created, and is actually pretty poignant. Most of us don’t have relationships implode all over the pages of tabloids and magazines, and I’ve gotta give the girl credit for trying to maintain some semblance of grace throughout this ordeal.
A couple excerpts:
In my relationship I never before felt as solid and strong- even though the world said different by all the criticism. Lost a lot of friends, and even caused turmoil within some of my family members because of the bullshit the media put out there.. Some fans even changed their perception of who they thought I was… All of this just motivated me to stay even more grounded and to love whole-heartedly without judgment.
At one point I remember feeling so saddened by the way people said the most hurtful things, (as much as I did my best to ignore it). It felt like it was just the two of us against the world. I think it’s safe to say that a lot of times that would bring us even closer.
Knowing that someone loves you for who you are and that they gain nothing from you other than the joy of being loved unconditionally is a good feeling. But life has an amazing way of reminding you what truly is important and at the end of the day, none of what the outside world has to say carries any real weight when it comes to matters of the heart.
Would it really have killed Jesse James to at least wait to dump her until after she’d made the press rounds for the season premiere of “LA Ink”? Because right now no one wants to talk about the show — they just want to talk about her personal life. Especially since the show preview her publicists released depicts Kat getting Jesse’s face inked on her ribcage. (Bad juju, that.)
But he’s awesome that way — let’s not forget his marriage to Sandra Bullock blew up almost minutes after she won her Oscar. He certainly doesn’t believe in letting anyone bask in the glory of success.
Whether or not you’re a fan of Kat’s (and I’m really not), you can’t help but feel for the girl. Let’s just hope she chooses her next boyfriend more wisely. Someone who’s famous for screwing around on his wife and wearing Nazi uniforms for fun probably isn’t the best choice.