Japan will send patent officials to the U.S. next week to hold discussions over Kim Kardashian attempting to trademark “Kimono,” a move widely slammed as cultural appropriation on social media.
While Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko is aware of Kardashian’s decision to ditch the moniker, he is still seeking “a thorough examination” of the matter.
In a letter on June 28, Daisaku Kadokawa, mayor of Kyoto, asked Kardashian to reconsider her decision to use the name for her brand, describing it as “a fruit of craftsmanship” that “truly symbolizes the beauty, spirits and values of [the] Japanese.”
Kim Kardashian has announced that she is changing the name of her controversial shapewear collection amid an unrelenting public backlash.
Initially called “Kimono Solutionwear,“ the new brand faced criticism online immediately after the TV reality show star unveiled it on her social media accounts on June 25.
Kim Kardashian has broken her silence over the controversy surrounding her recently unveiled shapewear collection which she has bafflingly dubbed “Kimono Solutionwear.“
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.
Japanese Women Share Stunning Photos In Their Kimonos After Kim Kardashian Tries to Trademark ‘Kimono’
Queen of cultural appropriation Kim Kardashian has recently faced massive backlash after filing to trademark the word “Kimono” for her new shapewear and lingerie brand.
The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment, dating back to the eighth century. However, the word is now awaiting review for trademark for items under Kardashian’s brand, which reportedly includes shapewear clothing and other items made of imitation leather, such as dog harnesses and whips, none of which have anything to do with Japanese culture.
Kim Kardashian West launched a shape wear line called Kimono Solutionwear and critics are not amused by the name at all.
A kimono is a Japanese garment, representing a rich culture and history since the 8th century. Now, its name is awaiting trademarks for items under Kardashian’s brand such as dog harnesses and whips, none of which have anything to do with Japanese culture.
Jho Low, the fugitive Malaysian billionaire suspected of buying Miranda Kerr diamonds with stolen cash, is now believed to have bought Kim Kardashian a $325,000 Ferrari.
The buzz comes from an unidentified source who told RadarOnline of a “very wealthy Malaysian businessman” who gave a “$325k wedding gift” to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in 2011 before their divorce.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, you may have seen Kim Kardashian West’s recent Instagram photo snapped at a Manga store in Tokyo.
Curious netizens did their research, pinpointing her location to be Animate’s Shinjuku branch, but the manga she’s looking at is still up for debate.
Kim Kardashian is making headlines again after posting yet another nude selfie earlier today.
A study carried out by an auction dating site finds that America’s “perfect woman” shares some of the physical attributes of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence and the brains of Emma Watson.
According to member data collected by WhatsYourPrice, an online platform that lets men bid for first dates with women, men are willing to spend an average of $133.94 (the site’s overall average is $120) for a first date with women that have certain traits.
Kim Kardashian may be a stylish trendsetter, but apparently she can’t spell one of her favorite designer’s name.
Reality star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian shelled out a steep $110,000 to rent out the entire Staples Center in Los Angeles for a day for husband Kanye West’s 38th birthday.
Kardashian chose the Staples Center as the location for West’s birthday party so that West, a team of NBA stars and a few dozen of his famous buddies could play basketball.