When you’re in the spotlight as much as Kim Kardashian is, it would be impossible not to do things that upset the public. However, Kim tends to do things quite regularly that rub people the wrong way.
Her most recent faux pas involved releasing her new shapewear line with the name ‘Kimono Intimates.’
Kim Kardashian makes fans mad
There are plenty of times when Kim Kardashian has made her fans mad. From publicly attacking pop’s sweetheart Taylor Swift, to offending entire groups of people, the star regularly posts things to social media or comments about things on her reality TV show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, in which she is derogatory or degrading to some sect of society.
In fact, she is currently battling through her misstep in naming her shapewear line, as she received letters from Japanese officials explaining to her why she has disrespected their culture.
Although she often apologizes and states that she has good intentions, it is often only an afterthought once someone has responded negatively to her behavior.
Kim’s outspoken nature gets her into hot water
In one particularly awful incident, Kim criticized her friends for not being able to guess what her Halloween costume was depicting. She posted a video to social media where she called her friends “retarded” for not being able to identify her costume as Pamela Anderson.
Although she has since deleted the video, and made a public apology, the public was pretty upset about her insensitivity to the special needs population. In fact, they took to Twitter to call the celebrity out on her behavior.
“I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community,” Kim responded to the outcry in a statement to USA TODAY. “I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times.”
Kardashian released ‘Kimono’ as the name of her lingerie
Kardashian, has been thinking about releasing a lingerie line for over ten years. Throughout the process, she, and her creative team decided to call her line ‘Kimono’. She reportedly liked the way in incorporated her name “Kim” in a simplistic yet creative way. She’s called it ‘Kimono Solutionwear” and has trademarked the name including ‘Kimono Intimates’ and a few other variations including the word Kimono in their titles.
Unfortunately, after releasing the name of her line, she has been facing a lot of negative backlash. She recently told The Wall Street Journal, ‘You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper. I’m the first person to say, “Okay, of course, I can’t believe we didn’t think of this…I obviously had really innocent intentions. But, let’s listen. And I want to really listen. And I want to really take it all in.”
Kim Kardashian probably wont be visiting Japan again soon
Since people now believe that Kim Kardashian has no respect for Japanese culture, it can be assumed that this won’t be her vacation destination of choice in the near future.
Although she has mentioned that she and husband Kanye West love Japan and have often visited, she hasn’t made many friends there lately. This is especially true with her early refusal to reconsider the name of her underwear line. Since then, Kim has agreed that the name of her line may have been insensitive and she is reconsidering the name in order to not be so offensive.
In response to the critics and accusations of cultural appropriation, Kim has announced that she will be in touch soon, with a new name for her underwear line.
“…after careful thought and consideration,” she says on Instagram, “I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name. I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always.”
She has not yet announced what that new name will be.