Kim Kardashian reveals she almost lost $10million in Kimono cultural appropriation scandal – Latest

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video  Kim Kardashian’s cultural appropriation scandal played out on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians – where the stay is seen panicking over the offensive name of her shapewear line  The reality star came under fire after announcing her new line of underwear would be called Kimono – a traditional Japanese dress with symbolic meaning to the country  As a result, she was called out for appropriating the name and was begged to consider a rethink of the brand that would disrespect the Japanese culture  Even the Mayor of Kyoto, Japan, penned an open letter to the star asking her to come up with another name  A panicked Kim shared her business worries with Scott Disick, claiming the change could cost $10million (£7 71million)  ‘Who would ever think that hey, I would want to do something that would be disrespectful?’ she told him  ‘They’re saying that I’m cultural appropriating.’  She added that until the official announcement, no one – including the retailers buying the garments – had thought that it was an issue  Kim admitted later on that it was ‘foolish and ignorant’ of her to think that.  Reading the letter in the confessionals, Kim said: ‘”Kimono is a traditional ethnic dress, and truly symbolizes sense of beauty, spirits and value of Japanese ”’  ‘Reading that letter I felt an understanding. I definitely did not want to disrespect a culture,’ she added  ‘That’s not what the brand is even about. It’s about inclusivity, it’s about comfort It’s not about making people feel uncomfortable.’  Thankfully, after quick thinking from her team, they were able to rebrand without the $10million price tag – and Kim apologised publicly and vowed to change it up, thanking people for making her aware of the issue  After looking through names including Kim Barely and KKW (Kim Kardashian Wear), she eventually settled on the (seriously much better) name of SKIMS    In a photo, she declared: ‘My fans and followers are a huge inspiration to me – I’m always listening to their feedback and opinions, and am so grateful they shared their ideas for a new brand name  After much thought and consideration, I’m excited to announce the launch of SKIMS Solutionwear ’  Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs on HeyU in the UK.      

1 thought on “Kim Kardashian reveals she almost lost $10million in Kimono cultural appropriation scandal – Latest

  1. Cultural Appropriation was never a problem until its false narratives were force fed to our young…….. It is nothing but a method to cause division and chaos. And sadly I would say it seems to be working.

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