Kim Kardashian has announced that she’ll be renaming her Kimono shapewear collection after fans accused her of disrespecting Japanese culture.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star had previously indicated to The New York Times that she wouldn’t bow down to pressure to change the name of her line, but has clearly had a change of heart in the last few days.
Kim Kardashian recently announced that she’s getting into the shapewear business. But in less than a week, her latest project — originally slated to be called “Kimono Solutionwear” —stirred up so many accusations of cultural appropriation that she’s walking back her initial announcement and renaming the yet-to-be-launched shapewear line altogether.
“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,” Kim tweeted Monday morning. “My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration; I will be launching my Solution wear brand under a new name. I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always.”