Angry Von D Walks Out Of TV Interview

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July 27, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D axed a Los Angeles TV interview at the last minute on Wednesday after refusing to discuss her broken engagement to Jesse James.
The star was due to promote the new series of her reality show L.A. Ink on breakfast program Good Day L.A., but she scrapped the chat moments before she was due to go live after learning she would be quizzed about her break-up.

Von D was reportedly angered by producers’ decision to introduce her appearance by using a clip from L.A. Ink which featured the former couple at her tattoo shop, where she had a childhood image of James inked onto her skin.

In an angry post on after her walk out, she wrote, “Dear GoodDayLA, thanks for the waste of a perfectly good morning. Lack of compassion n (and) respect for each other never fails to dissapoint (sic) me.”

But Von D’s actions prompted presenter Jillian Reynolds to hit out at the star for her lack of professionalism and urge her to confront representatives at cable channel TLC, who provided the show footage.

Addressing the situation, Reynolds said, “I would say to you Kat, bring it up with TLC, the company that sent the clip of your reality show with Jesse in it. We were just trying to promote your show… If you’re putting your life on a reality show and then you’re not willing to talk about it, it seems kind of…. We sympathise that you broke up, but of course we were gonna ask about it, that’s the clip that they sent to us.”

Von D and James confirmed their split on Tuesday.