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Kim Kardashian's New Lingerie Line Is Already Causing Controversy

Kim Kardashian West is once again getting called out on cultural appropriation, this time for her new lingerie line's name.

This story originally appeared on by Stephanie Hallett.

While everyone was gearing up for the Met Gala yesterday, TMZ casually revealed that Kim Kardashian West had filed papers in court to trademark the name of a new lingerie line, and Twitter is not happy about it.

Kardashian is once again being called out for cultural appropriation. Some users are saying the name — Kimono Intimates — is totally inappropriate, while others are saying the timing of the move seems *convenient,* because Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty intimates collection is set to launch this week.

According to TMZ, Kimono Intimates will feature “bustiers, nightgowns, breast shapers, pasties … leotards, and socks, among other things” with Kardashian’s name on them. True kimono, though, are a style of Japanese robe that feature wide sleeves and bright patterns. Both men and women wear them, and different styles are worn for dinner occasions, including formal weddings.

The question is, with a response like this, will anyone buy Kim Kardashian’s lingerie?


That remains to be seen, but in the meantime, Kardashian might want to reconsider the name. May we suggest Kimtimates? Kimgerie? Literally anything other than Kimono Intimates? Kardashian hasn’t yet commented on the reported lingerie name, but that’s not surprising — she’s been busy posting pictures from the Met Gala last night.

To the event, Kardashian wore a gold, spaghetti-strap gown with crosses on it, a nod to the night’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme.


Sisters #Met

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She looks great, but seriously — change the name of the lingerie brand, Kim.

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