Kim Kardashian West Disrespects + BUTCHERS Japanese Culture Without Regard!
There are somethings you just don’t do, but for some reason Kim Kardashian West believed she had the right to take the name Kimono and make hers.
The true definition of a Kimono is this:
Derived from the words ki (“wear”) and mono (“thing”), the kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. Kimonos come in a range of styles and patterns. They are typically hand-sewn into a “T” shape from 4 single pieces of fabric called tans and tied with an obi, or belt.
Instead, Kim Kardashian West has gone ahead and announced she’d be launching yet another new business venture: an affordable, size-inclusive shapewear line, named Kimono. Read on…
CelebNFashion247.com reports that Kim Kardashian West released this statement regarding her new line, Kimono.
Kim Kardashian West wrote on Instagram:
Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year. I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years. I would always cut up my shapewear to make my own styles, and there have also been so many times I couldn’t find a [shapewear] color that blended with my skin tone, so we needed a solution for all of this.
Many were excited about the range of the collection: pieces going up to a 4XL, available in nine different shades, priced accessibly.
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My new @kkwbeauty Body Collection is available now!! The collection includes Body Makeup, Body Shimmer, Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body and a Body Brush. I’ve been working on these formulas for over a year now and I’m so excited for you guys to finally try them!!! Shop the entire collection before it sells out at kkwbeauty.com #kkwbeauty Photo by Vanessa Beecroft
The only problem is her new line disrespects thousands of years of Japanesee culture, a culture that is not of her own background, but of another country.
Now, Kim is being accused Kardashian West of cultural appropriation over the name of her shapewear line. There’s even a hashtag: #KimOhNo.
One follower let her have it like she should.
Wow, @KimKardashian. 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?
Another gave an example using a hyperbably about society in the future.
The year is 2039. A child is asked what a kimono is. They reply with “Kim Kardashian’s shapewear range.” And there begins the gradual erasure & dilution of the kimono’s rich cultural history for future generations. One of many reasons why trademarking it is NOT OKAY #KimOhNo
Kim Kardashian West and her family should really think before they do dumb shhh like this.