(AllHipHop Rumors) Kim Kardashian-West sees the cultural appropriation line, walks right up to it, and then crosses it. She’s a habitual line stepper!
Once again, she was dragged for choosing ‘Kimono’ – which was supposed to be a play on her own name – for her upcoming line with many saying that the whole damn idea was “cultural appropriation” of Japanese culture.
This incident became international with even the mayor of Kyoto reportedly sending Kardashian-West a formal letter pleading with the star to consider changing the name of her brand.
“Kimono is a traditional ethnic dress fostered in our rich nature and history with our predecessors’ tireless endeavors and studies, and it is a culture that has been cherished and passed down with care in our living. Also, it is a fruit of craftsmanship and truly symbolizes sense of beauty, spirits and values of Japanese,”
On Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian-West revealed that she has decided to launch her upcoming line “under a new name.” Now the world can go back to normal! She wrote,
“Being an entrepreneur and my own boss has been one of the most rewarding challenges I’ve been blessed with in my life. What’s made it possible for me after all of these years has been the direct line of communication with my fans and the public. I am always listening, learning and growing - I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me. When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind. My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name. I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always,” she wrote on Twitter.
Before all of this blew up, she responded that she wouldn’t change a damn thing, saying she has “deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture and have no plans to design or release any garments that would in any way resemble or dishonor the traditional garment.”
Life comes at you fast. All this over some draws?