- On Sunday’s episode of E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,”Kim Kardashian West is seen dealing with backlash after she announced her new shapewear brand in June.
- The brand was originally named Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, which lead to accusations of cultural appropriation.
- In one scene, Kardashian West tells Scott Disick that her company would lose $US10 million if they changed the name.
- “In a perfect world, if I could just say, ‘Let’s change the name,’ and it would be that easy, then I would do it in a heartbeat,” she said.
- The beauty mogul apparently changed her mind when the mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, wrote an open letter urging her to rename her brand.
- “I definitely want to take this really seriously,” Kardashian West said on “KUWTK.” “Reading that letter, I felt an understanding.”
- Watch the episode recap, including her realisation, below.
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