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Kim Kardashian West finds solution to Kimono backlash

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She will now name it “Kimchi”

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KimOhNo

Kim, please go away. I'm tired of manufactured celebrity.

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Crazyjoe

Kim, please go away. I'm tired of manufactured celebrity.

Not a fan of Kim either, but bugle boy is right. Japan is the mecca of manufactured celebrities.

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Americans created a condom brand called 'Kimono', and nobody made a fuss about that.

Technically, a condom is a kimono...

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The change has nothing to do with cultural sensitivity.

It's a s marketing move.

A BIG lobby squeezed her to make the change.

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The only reason this is news is because it has the name 'Kardashian' attached to it.

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Breaking News:

Kim Kardashian Registers “Kimono” As UNESCO World Heritage Underwear

Lol!

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Well, she listened to the complaints and criticism, and has acted upon it without trying to excuse herself. Good for her. It's a lot more than people in positions of power do when they crap on people's lives.

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I don't understand why everyone is getting so heated up on the use of the name 'Kimono'. It's not like it hasn't been done before. Americans created a condom brand called 'Kimono', and nobody made a fuss about that.

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Kim, please go away. I'm tired of manufactured celebrity

Theb you’re in the wrong country!!

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I always find it strange when Japan complains of cultural insensitivity... glass houses, stones etc etc

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It may have been a publicity stunt. She got lots of publicity. Instead of using shapewear, we should just get in shape.

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Luv it. No sooner had I completed an article saying this was a publicity stunt and once she had garnered enough free advertising, he would announce a name change and get some more free advertising, the news came in that she was doing just what I and numerous others had predicted.

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Not a fan of Kim either, but bugle boy is right. Japan is the mecca of manufactured celebrities.

That was CrazyJoe.

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Another solution could be for people to stop being so insensitive.

I meant to say "sensitive". People should stop being so sensitive.

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I must say I'm relieved that this has ended just in time for the next meaningless celebrity kerfluffle to begin.

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As long as she doesn't name it 着物 what's the problem?

She will now name it “Kimchi”

Har! Bulgogi would be even better!

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Hourglass is 砂時計 Sunadokei.

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Another solution could be for people to stop being so insensitive. I know, difficult task to accomplish this decade.

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I think the major issue was that she tried to trademark the word "Kimono" in a number of markets for this brand. How successful she would have been defending this is anyone's guess as it is a fairly generic word in common usage.

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good. smart woman

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Dont hurt the Japanese’ feelings. They are delicate and considerate. Must considerate their feelings.

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KimOhCheat 気持ちいい!!

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Fair play to her. The Kimono has been woven into the very fabric of Japanese society and it's understandable that KK's venture would cause some upset.

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That's a real shame she is going to change the name, her kimono brand would have kept the 'rarely worn kimono' in the lime light for decades to come. Wonder if she'd consider 'obi' as the new name

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Fat cow.

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Japan played right into her greedy hands. But then she was playing to one of the most gullible and easily angered nations on earth so not hard to do

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It's dumb people like you who spends ridiculous amount of time to comment on any news of annoyingly manufacturing celebrities.

Go out, hike and trek the world!

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Hehe.  Her husband calls himself Yeezy (like Jesus) and no one complains.

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