#KimOhNo: Kim Kardashian West renames Kimono brand amid outcry

Reality TV star had drawn widespread criticism from critics accusing her of disrespecting Japanese culture Kim Kardashian West has confirmed she is renaming her new Kimono line of shapewear after widespread criticism over the brands name. Kardashian West, 38, drew accusations of cultural appropriation after she detailed plans for the brand last week. Critics said the name kimono disrespected Japanese culture and disregarded the significance behind the traditional outfit. On Monday Kardashian West announced on Twitter she was changing the name. She she would be in touch soon with a new brand name but did not say what that would be. She wrote: My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought …

Donald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the Fight for Cool

Recently, in a group chat, I expressed excitement over an unlikely piece of work: a new short film from Adidas. The sportswear corporation, which now also counts Beyoncé as a "creative partner," had teamed up with Donald Glover to make a series of vignettes featuring him and the actress Mo'Nique trading comic tête-à-têtes. Directed by longtime collaborator Ibra Ake, the film embodies Glover's typical patchwork: It's wonky, narratively indeterminate, and crammed with wit and the occasional inside joke. Jason Parham Ramy Is an Essential Voice for Millennial TV Jason Parham Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Already Encapsulates 2019 Jason Parham When Black Horror Consumes Us The film, of course, wasn't just creativity for creativity's sake; it is essentially one …