Kim Kardashian’s Shapewear Line Is Getting Renamed After The Mayor Of Kyoto Told Her Off

July 1, 2019 / Posted by:

Kim Kardashian West got into some cultural hot water when she decided to ignore a whole country’s cultural heritage because she wanted a cute name for her branded Spanx name her new shapewear product: “Kimono”. Backlash was assured and Kim got all the promo she needed for her new Spanx knock-off line, which she bragged is very diverse since it comes in several shades and sizes.

Now that everyone knows she has ethnically diverse Spanx on the horizon, Page Six says that Kim let us know that she’s willing to change the name to something else–probably with a K–because now the promo was a success and she’s going to make a ton of money when they finally launch sometime this month. Well she didn’t say that but again: it’s the essence of the sentiment.

Japan Today says that the Mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, told Kim Kardashian to fuck off… essentially. After Japanese people got heated with Kim and started trending: #KimOhNo, she doubled-down and told us to eat dirt because she loves other people’s culture and that’s why she’s doing this, okay? So the fully-elected Mayor of Kyoto hopped on the internet to let Kim know that he too was upset with her choice of monetizing his culture:

“Ms. Kim Kardashian West…

I am writing this letter to convey our thoughts on Kimono and ask you to re-consider your decision of using the name Kimono in your trademark.

Kimono is a traditional ethnic dress fostered in our rich nature and history with our predecessors’ tireless endeavours 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.

In recent years, we see not only Japanese but also many foreign tourists wearing Kimono and strolling around in Kyoto and cities in Japan. It is a proof that Kimono, that we are proud of as our traditional culture, is loved by people from around the world.

We are currently undertaking initiatives nationally to make “Kimono Culture”, symbol of our culture and spirits, registered to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. We think that the names for “Kimono” are the asset shared with all humanity who love Kimono and its culture therefore they should not be monopolized.

I would like you to visit Kyoto, where many Japanese cultures including Kimono have been cherished, to experience the essence of Kimono Culture and understand our thoughts and our strong wish.

Yours Sincerely, Daisaku Kadokawa. Mayor of Kyoto.”

Bekause Kim kares about kulture (when important people are pointing it out to her, not just regular degular skrubs on Twitter) she dekided to khange her mind and khange the name of her produkt. She hit up Twitter:

Looks like a lot of Chinese factory workers are going to be re-sewing in the brand tags of Kim’s Spanx knock-offs in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, lets help Kim brainstorm some new name ideas, shall we?

Booty Klutcher? Kontouring By Kimmy? Spandex Body Kondoms by Kim Kardashian? KKW: Kim Klutching-Dat Waistline? Body Modifi-K-tion? Insatiable Greed? I wonder what she’ll decide!


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