Kim Kardashian is taking full responsibility after the backlash for naming her upcoming shapewear line “Kimono”.
In a new interview with WSJ Magazine, the reality star addresses the accusations of cultural appropriation that led her to change the name of the line.
“You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper,” she says. “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.”
Kardashian adds that her husband Kanye West “was in Japan when all of this was happening. It’s a place that we love and go to. I have such respect.”
The 38-year-old’s brand was not the first to trademark the word “kimono” in the U.S., but she acknowledges, “There might be more eyes on me and my brand.
“And so I have to tune it out and really learn and really grow and have to realize that maybe there is a different standard. Do I feel held to a higher standard? I’ll take responsibility for that and do the right thing.”
No new name has been announced after Kardashian said last week on social media that she plans to change the name of the shapewear line.
“We’re figuring it all out now,” Kardashian says.
She also opens up about the pain she endured in wearing her eye-popping dress at the recent Met Gala.
“I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off – the indentations on my back and my stomach,” she says.