Sephora Yanks Kat Von D Lipstick With ‘Degrading’ Name

by Karl Utermohlen | November 8, 2013 3:46 pm

Sephora Yanks Kat Von D Lipstick With ‘Degrading’ Name

Sephora got rid of one of it Kat Von D lipsticks after receiving backlash over the product’s name.

USA Today reports[1] that the ‘Celebutard’ lipstick shade was discontinued after many customers and disability advocates spoke out against the offensive name. Many interpreted the name as being a combination of the words ‘celebrity’ and ‘retard.’ Sephora pulled the item soon after it was released and issued an apology for offending some of its clients and others.

Nevertheless, Kat Von D responded to the backlash by tweeting, “At the end of the day, it’s just a f – - – - – - lipstick,” according to People magazine. She deleted the tweet soon after she posted it.

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Endnotes:
  1. USA Today reports: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/11/08/sephora-pulls-kat-von-d-lipstick-over-offensive-name/3474443/
  2. PHOTO: Home Depot’s Offensive Tweet Sparks Outrage: http://investorplace.com/2013/11/photo-home-depots-offensive-tweet-sparks-outrage/#.Un1NYfmsiM4
  3. Papa John’s CEO Apologizes for Racist Butt-Dialing Employee: http://investorplace.com/2013/05/papa-johns-ceo-apologizes-for-racist-butt-dialing-employee/#.Un1EZPmsiM4
  4. Coke’s Super Bowl Ad Has Some Crying Racism: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/cokes-super-bowl-ad-has-some-crying-racism/#.Un1EaPmsiM4

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