Gap Fill - Cultural Appropriation - Level 6


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Kim Kardashian West has angered people in Japan after launching a new of lingerie called 'Kimono Intimates'. People in Japan have reacted with and have accused Kardashian of cultural appropriation. They say the lingerie disrespects Japanese culture. The kimono is an symbol in Japan and is considered the country's national . It is an decorated, long-sleeved tied with an ornate sash. It is usually made of silk and is worn on special . A Japanese woman explained to the BBC: "We wear kimonos to celebrate health, of children, engagements, marriages, graduations, at funerals. It's celebratory wear and passed on in families through the ."

There has been a lot of against Kardashian West on social media. Apart from the lingerie having no to real kimono or anything Japanese, the American is also trying to trademark kimono-worded brands. She has filed for "Kimono Body", "Kimono Intimates" and "Kimono World". One Twitter user wrote: "What a thing to use the word 'kimono'. It's to Japanese culture. True cultural appropriation." Another person tweeted: "I feel very that the name 'Kimono' is being used for completely different from what we Japanese know about it. I feel this choice is simply . She ended her tweet with #KimOhNo.

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