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Kim Kardashian Addresses Cultural Appropriation Claims Surrounding Kimono Shapewear

Kim Kardashian Addresses Cultural Appropriation Claims Surrounding Kimono Shapewear

Kim Kardashian West has responded to claims she was culturally insensitive in naming her new Kimono shapewear line. “I made the decision to name my company Kimono, not to disassociate the word from its Japanese roots but as a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment,” the 38-year-old says in a statement to <i>The New York Times. </i>”I understand and have deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture.” She adds, “My solutionwear brand is built with inclusivity and diversity at its core and I’m incredibly proud of what’s to come.” E! News points out that Kardashian was criticized after announcing the new line of undergarments on Wednesday.