Recently TLC has began running promos for the new season of LA Ink, the first season to include Kat Von D's new "soulmate" Jesse James. This got some of our more investigatory Action Rangers to thinking, and put together a piece that sadly proves something many of us didn't want to believe. Some of us, didn't want to believe because shes a female in charge and thus a kind of role model, others because they are also tattoo enthusiasts, and others simply because Kat Von D is super hot, and don't want to yank it to a nazi. Yes, that's right, a Nazi. Read on to see what has been deduced.
Deductive reasoning dictates that a pattern is the strongest proof towards the truth. Now in 2008 Kat Von D was accused of giving the Jewish Ami James a head shot with a swastika and a burning Star of David and it read, "Burn in hell jewbag." She denies ever writing it, but Miami Ink artist Chris Garver stated that Kat Von D herself handed him the head shot to give to Ami. After Ami received it, he requested TLC investigate and they say they did and found no evidence she did it. The specifics of their "investigation" were never made public, but comparisons to other autographs of hers find enough similarities to determine she did indeed author the hate speech. So did TLC do an investigation, or did they just take her at her word because her new show was set to premiere just one month later, which means it would have already been sold to advertisers and pulling it would have meant sending back A LOT of checks. We may never know.
Now time has passed and Kat's show thrived along with her popularity and the photo was all but forgotten, but THEN she begins dating one Jesse James. A man who has also been accused of being a secret nazi/white supremacist/etc. In 2010 a photo surfaced of Jesse James wearing a gestapo hat and giving the heil sign with one arm, while using his other hand to give himself a hitler mustache. He states it was a "joke", but to whom is the joke intended? What is the punchline? What part of any of it was meant to be funny?
Within weeks of his photo scandal, Jesse James himself admitted to cheating on his wife, Sandra Bullock, with Michelle Mcgee. A self professed "alt model", she ALSO denies being a nazi of any sort, though DOES admit to believing that antisemitism, concluding she doesn't consider it the same thing nor that its even a form of bigotry. She has also taken photos in a gestapo hat AND a nazi armband, lists mein kamph as one of her favorite books, has WP tattooed on her legs, AND an iron eagle and swastika tattooed near her nether regions. If that's not enough, her ex-husband claimed that she is in-fact a white power supporter.
White supremacists hiding their affiliations isn't a new practice. Since the downfall of the third reich and the waning of the KKK, supporters found themselves more and more ostracized, so in order to spare themselves the scorn their beliefs produce, many would hide in plain site like cowards. The german government recently published a paper on over 140 new symbols nazi sympathizers are using to hide themselves in plain site. Sadly in America, more of these types can be found on some within the punk and rockabilly communities due to some of those styles and music being adopted by white power supporters. This is NOT to say the entirety of these communities shouldn't be trusted or are hiding anything, but it's like the old saying goes, "It's not that all priests are pedophiles, it's that pedophiles are becoming priests."
So is it easy to speculate that those in the public eye, with more to lose if their unfavorable beliefs were brought to light, would deny them and hide them in order to keep their status-quo? Yes, yes it is. People are capable of doing a lot more to protect a lot less. Is it mere coincidence that these three people, who all deny being nazi-lovers of any sort, have their lives intertwined and have so much evidence against them? Is it fair to use association as evidence against them all? Yes, yes it is. Association proves pattern, pattern establishes motive, and motive dictates truth.
SO in conclusion it can be positively stated that Yes, Kat Von D is more than likely a nazi sympathizer, white power supporter, and general ignorant sack of shit. Are her beliefs illegal? No. Are they awful and ignorant and just plain wrong in any sense of the word? Yes. Regardless, we may never get a full fledged confession because like all secret sympathizers, she doesn't want anyone to know it, for fear she would lose her fans, her show, her shop, her sponsorships, her endorsements, and all the money they produce.