Gap Fill - Cultural Appropriation - Level 5


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Kim Kardashian West has angered Japan after starting a new lingerie called 'Kimono Intimates'. People have accused Kardashian of cultural appropriation. They say the lingerie disrespects Japanese . The kimono is an symbol in Japan. It is a decorated, long-sleeved , usually made of silk. It is worn on occasions. People say it is Japan's dress. A Japanese woman explained to the BBC: "We wear kimonos to celebrate the of children, marriages, ....It's...passed on in families through the ."

There is a lot of against Kardashian on social media. The lingerie has no to kimonos or anything Japanese. The American is trying to trademark other kimono-worded brands, such as "Kimono Body" and "Kimono World". A Twitter user wrote: "What a thing to use the word 'kimono'. It's disrespectful to Japanese . 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 . I feel this choice is simply ."

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