Kat Von D Slammed Donald Trump’s Wall Proposal so Hard it Will Fill you With Pride

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by Cindy Díaz

Kat Von D is proud of her Latina roots. From sharing a story of her modest upbringing in Mexico to posting a video singing a Selena Quintanilla song, she always finds new ways to celebrate her culture.

On February 1, Von D got political. She used her family’s immigration backstory to execute a takedown of Donald Trump’s proposed “Mexico wall,” his Muslim ban, and the culture of fear and bigotry surrounding his presidency that was SO SAVAGE, you’ll give her a standing ovation.

Kat shared in a post on Instagram that her parents were born in Argentina and that she was born — along with her brother and sister — in Montemorelos, Mexico.

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

Her dad was working as a missionary doctor in that city “building hospitals and treating people in pueblos that had no access to medical aid.”

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

She added that this adorable childhood photo was taken just before her family moved to the US from Mexico.

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

“Funny to think I didn’t even know one word of English then,” she wrote.

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

“And it would be another 10 years before I would finally become a US citizen.”

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

Then she took things to the next level by getting to the root of the evil that a border wall represents.

The idea of building a wall between the US and Mexico damages us all on so many levels. But the ridiculous/obvious financial damage it would do to our country is insignificant when compared to the underlying message it sends that one race is below another.

“I AM MEXICAN. I AM ARGENTINIAN. And I AM AMERICAN.”

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

photo: Instagram/thekatvond

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