It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for tattoo artist Kat Von D.
Shortly after posting pics from her extravagant wedding to Prayers member Rafael Reyes, the couple also revealed they are expecting, with Von D posting a full view of her growing bump on Instagram.
“If you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you,” Von D writes, adding, “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.”
Jenny McCarthy famously became the celebrity face of the anti-vax movement in the mid-2000s when she blamed her son’s autism diagnosis, in part, on the MMR vaccine. The effect of that movement has been quite dire — in 2006, the first child in England in more than a decade died from measles. In 2008, over 131 reported cases of measles were reported in the first half of the year alone.