“You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper,” Kardashian West told the magazine, per People. She had faced accusations of cultural appropriation for naming the brand of figure-shaping undergarments after a traditional Japanese robe.
“I’m the first person to say, ‘Okay, of course, I can’t believe we didn’t think of this,’” she told the magazine. “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.”
Last week the 38-year-old reality TV star announced plans to change the name — after receiving backlash and a letter from Daisaku Kadokawa, the mayor of Kyoto, Japan, asking Kardashian-West to “re-consider your decision of using the name Kimono in your trademark.”
Yet, despite Kardashian-West’s promise to rename her line and acknowledgment that she messed up, she has not used the words “I’m sorry” in any of her public posts.
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