Earlier this week Kim Kardashian surprised fans with a new shape wear line called ” Kimono”. The new line is supposed to be a play on her name. However, Kim’s new business venture has offended several people of the Japanese community. They feel the line disrespects the kimono’s rich history. Several people have written Kim to ask her to reconsider her line’s name but in a recent statement she made it crystal clear that she has no plans to change the name.
“My solutionwear brand is built with inclusivity and diversity at its core and I’m incredibly proud of what’s to come,” Kardashian said in her statement to NYT. Referencing the kimono specifically, Kardashian claimed she has no plans “to design or release any garments that would in any way resemble or dishonor the traditional garment,” though many would say she has already done so.