Some things never change. If you scroll through your newsfeed on pretty much any given day, you’ll likely see numerous stories about Donald Trump and the Kardashian’s embattled in some type of controversy.
Yesterday, Kim Kardashian revealed that she would be releasing her new shapewear line. And while we love the actual suits designed for slit dresses and such, the trademarked name Kim is using for the new line is just utterly disrespectful.
This is a new approach to shapewear: Offering real solutions in 9 shades and sizes XXS-4XL, @kimonobody celebrates and enhances the shape and curves of women. Each piece is designed with soft yet supportive fabrics for everyone to feel their most confident. #KimonoBody pic.twitter.com/Cr81BqiLT4— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 25, 2019
That’s right, Kim Kardashian is naming the line Kimono. The big problem with this is Kimono is not freaking underwear. To Japanese people around the world, the Kimono is a traditional garment usually worn for formal occasions, public holidays and festivals.
Kimono: has a centuries long rich history and is deeply embedded in the traditions and culture of a country.— Kyla Hsia (@kylahsia) June 26, 2019
Kim Kardashian: OMg It hAs mY nAmE iN iT!#Kimohno
Kim, I’m sure your shapewear’s nice, but please don’t take the name of a beautiful, traditional Japanese wardrobe and use it for your undies. This is me in various kimonos over the years. Hairstyle may not be traditional, but my kimonos sure were! 👘 #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/5Z4uKwro6B— Yoko Moncol (@NotLikeYokoOno) June 26, 2019
This is #kimono I wore to my wedding. I'd like Kim to imagine how she'd feel if someone treated her wedding, prom or baptism dresses as lingerie.— Misako Oi (@misakohi) June 26, 2019
"Kimono" are not just clothes but are a symbol that evokes precious memories and important life events. #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/gD2KrTzsLR
Kimono word doesn’t mean underwears, isn’t a trademark for a specific brand.— りはる (@riharu_s) June 26, 2019
Kimono is just a traditional Japanese clothing, but it contains so much Japanese history. #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/jdw6mjziWH
Wow, @KimKardashian.— 🍤kasumi🦄✨ (@kasumihrkw) June 26, 2019
Thanks for BUTCHERING Japanese culture!!! My culture is not your plaything.
You don't have any respect for people who are not your family, do you?
In the 15 yrs developing this project, couldn't you find a cultural advisor?#KimOhNo #culturalappropriation https://t.co/OsDYVZxPhx
Kim babe i love you but this is cultural appropriation 😔— Anotherinfinitystone 💎 (@kaynat_nasar) April 5, 2019
Can’t do this article without mentioning all of the times Kim has styled her hair in braids or cornrows unapologetically, but I won’t ramble.
Hopefully, Kim has a come to Jesus moment at the next Sunday Service and switches up the name because the suits look like total must-haves.
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