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Another day, another Kardashian doing something culturally inappropriate.

Last week it was Kylie's absurd Handmaid's Tale-themed party, this week it's Kim Kardashian West's new body foundation AND her kimono range. 

The reality television star and beauty mogul has been accused of cultural appropriation after releasing her new shapewear collection, which is named 'Kimono'.

No, it has nothing to do with actual kimonos, or Japan for that matter. 

She wrote on Twitter about the launch, saying;

"Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year. I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years. Kimono is my take on shapewear and solutions for women that actually work."

Social media users, however, were having NONE of it. Kim was blasted for adopting a term which bears strong significance in Japanese culture, while only using it for the play on her name in the title.

A user named Yuko Kato on Twitter criticised the name, explaining the confusion which Japanese people have regarding the inappropriate choice; 

"As a Japanese woman who loves to wear our traditional dress, kimono, I find the naming of your products baffling (since it has no resemblance to kimono), if not outright culturally offensive, especially if it’s merely a word play on your name."

They added; "Basically, what you’re doing is creating a line of underwear and calling them, ‘traditional Japanese garments’. Is that what you’re aiming for? 

"Or, are you intentionally taking a Japanese word of specific and extreme cultural significance, stripping away its meaning, and appropriating it for your brand?

"I do hope not, but intentional or otherwise, that will be the result. That’s why many Japanese are crying foul," Yuto concluded.

It appears that Kim didn't do her homework when it came to the cultural importance of the word 'kimono'.

Another person tweeted; 

"Please be respectful with Japanese culture. The word 'kimono' shouldn't be something that any one company can take advantage and making profit out of cultural appropriation."

The range was also described as "absolutely tasteless and awful" and lambasting Kim for having "zero respect to the Japanese culture".

"I feel very sad that the name “Kimono” is being used to something completely different from what we Japanese know about it. Kimono is Japanese traditional clothes and we are very proud of its history and culture.

"I’m sorry but I feel this name choice is simply ignorant," wrote Twitter user @bunkaiwa. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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US reports stated last year that Kardashian West filed to trademark the name "Kimono Intimates".

The "kimono", was originally worn by commoners in Japan and as an undergarment for members of the aristocracy. It became a widely-worn item of clothing by the 16th century for all classes.

This isn't the first time that the businesswoman has been called out for cultural appropriation, remember her 'Bo Derek Braids'?

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News hit recently that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their fourth child via surrogate, and already the parenting qualms are emerging.

A source has revealed to People that the rapper and reality star are already on the hunt for the best possible clothing for baby number four, and are officially "in nesting mode."

Despite having three other children, five-year-old North, three-year-old Saint and 11-month-old Chicago, apparently the famous couple want BRAND NEW clothes for their newest family edition.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“They don’t really do hand-me-downs, so each baby is like their first,” according to the source, who added that the reality star and rapper husband donate the used clothes to charity.

“They’re buying everything they need for him, and Kanye insists they go top-of-the-line for everything. So they’ve been shopping," the source added.

Apparently the Yeezy designer is a major online shopper; “When he can’t sleep, he gets online and buys whatever he wants. A lot of what they’re getting, they order online.”

That is one lucky baby, by the sounds of things. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“They’re going to have everything the baby needs pretty soon. And the rest of the family is big on getting gifts, too,” the source claims. “This baby is going to have everything he needs.”

People also claimed last week that Kim is planning a huge upcoming baby shower; "Family and friends will be able to honour the couple with gifts soon enough."

“Kim plans on having a baby shower for No. 4 too. They are looking forward to another baby.” Their son is due in the spring, which means excitement is building for the baby.

In November 2017 the Kardashian-West clan had an extravagant party in honour of Chicago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans of Kardashian West may recall the extravagant party thrown in honor of Chicago in November 2017, which was filled with cherry blossoms and her famous family members.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star formerly commented during an interview with Elle that “my home and my heart feel really full right now,” she said she was open to having another child, but it would be her last.

“I don’t think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin,” she admitted. “And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”

The couple appear to be going all out for their latest, and possible last, feature to their fabulous family.

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The news has recently hit that rapper Kanye West is expecting his fourth child with Kim Kardashian West via surrogate, and now it appears that the 40-year-old has confirmed the news.

When photographers congratulated West on the baby news and wished him well on his future arrival, Kanye responded; "Thanks, bro."

One year on from welcoming their daughter, Chicago West, though this time they are opting to use a different surrogate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Allegedly the famous pair will be having a baby boy, but this may not be the final addition to the Kardashian clan, as Kanye apparently wants SEVEN children.

In an October episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim revealed to Larsa Pippen in that her husband was stuck at that number.

However, reality television star spoke to ELLE in 2018 about her torn emotions over baby number four;

"I dunno," she commented. "My home and my heart feel really full right now, in the best way." She then made it absolutely clear that four kids would be more than enough for her, with her lack of time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "Seven kids is crazy. I could never, especially in like the world we live in."

"I've been kinda hesitant about having more kids because it literally keeps me up at night, thinking about how my kids will survive in a crazy world like this," she continued.

The famous couple have two other children; North West and Saint West.

Kim Kardashian was allegedly advised not to have any more natural pregnancies by doctors after two complicated births.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another birth could prove life-threatening for Kim, after she suffered from placenta accreta during her first two baby deliveries.

The 38-year-old said of her surrogate for Chicago: ‘Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong."

"People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Congratulations to the Kardashians on the baby news, we can't wait to hear what name they give their new little boy.

They're clearly excited to have a family of four, and surrogacy has been hugely heartwarming experience for them.

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The early noughties WORSHIPPED the French manicure, and all of a sudden we're seeing a major comeback.

Between Ariana Grande using the trend as part of her iconic 00's chick-flick themed Thank U, Next music video, and Ocean's 8 featuring the nail art, fashion has taken a turn.

White-tipped nails were huge back in the day, everyone who was anyone sported the chic style craze. Heiresses such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian West aided the movement.

The trend appeared to die by the time 2010 came along, with those in the ensuing decade calling it cheesy and (*gasp*) TACKY.

The tide is turning, because the nail style is appearing everywhere from red carpets to fashion shows, from celebrity appearances to music videos. 

We're seeing massive 1990s comebacks, from bands such as the Spice Girls and Westlife as well as reboots of popular TV shows and movies such as Sabrina.

It makes sense that nails should follow fashion and popular culture, and we're SO ready to whip out those white tips.

LeChat celebrity nail artist Elle has said that;

"Fashion has taken a '90s turn from influence, so of course the trends have returned from that era. I'm enjoying the new modern twists, maybe because it comes from my era."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"How you approach the modern take is vital; the nail shape should be a ballerina, not a square. If it's not done right, it will become 'basic'," she commented.

Heaven forbid. 

Are you ready to WERK the trend, or do you think it should stay in the 2000s where it belongs? 

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Two years ago, the world watched in horror as news broke of KUWTK star Kim Kardashian's horrific ordeal at the hands of robbers during Paris Fashion Week. 

The entrepreneur was held at gunpoint and robbed of an estimated $10 million in cash and jewellery. The thieves were eventually caught and imprisoned.  

Now, the insurance company that covered Kim after the incident is suing her bodyguard of the time. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pascal Duvier and his company Protect Security are being sued for an alleged $6.1 million by insurance company American International Group, also known as AIG.

In court documents accessed by CNN, the company claims Duvier 'negligently, carelessly, and/or recklessly performed their protection, security, monitoring, inspection, and/or surveying' of Kim and her temporary accommodation at the time of the crime. 

In the document, AIG says the defendants left Kim alone in her room at an address completely unsuitable in a security sense to house the star and her high-value belongings. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's believed Kim and Kanye relieved Pascal of his professional duties shortly after the robbery.

Kim spoke at length in the aftermath of the robbery about how the incident had impacted her life. 

'While I’m being tied up, I’m like, ‘Are we going to die? Are they gonna kill us?’ And I was just crying and like, ‘Tell them I have babies,' she recalled on a heartbreaking episode of KUWTK

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It's safe to say that the Kardashians were blessed in the genetics department so it's no surprise that all the children of the clan are seriously cute.

Kim Kardashian West may be fond of a selfie (or 10!) but her Instagram is also littered with adorable pictures of her kids. She's mum to five-year-old daughter North, 9-month-old Chicago and two-year-old son Saint, and though it only feels like yesterday that Kim announced the birth of her only son, time really is flying as her latest photo proves. Saint West is growing up so fast!

The mum-of-three shared a picture with her 116 million Instagram followers showing Saint playing on the beach. And how adorable does he look?! In the snap, the little boy is seen smiling and wearing dark swimming shorts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned the image, “OMG”, along with three blue love hearts.

And fans sure agree; the photo has over two million likes already! 

"So cute!" said one user.

"Time goes by so fast, he’s gotten so big… Breathe and all the precious moments because it goes by so fast," added another. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kardashian admitted that even though Saint is 'big brother' to his two sisters, that North found it easier to bond with her new sister than her brother.

"[North] does not share with Saint, she does not hardly talk to Saint,” Kim revealed in an interview on Ellen earlier this year, but added that her son wasn't phased and also doted on 'baby Chi.'

He’s nicer than North, I will say that, ” she added. “He loves his little sister, he’s so sweet with her."

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She endured cruel taunts relating to her body and shape while expecting daughter, North, now two-years-old.

And although this time Kim Kardashian is determined to have a healthier pregnancy, she's happy to admit that there's one thing she can do nothing about: her changing face.

"No I don't do fillers or botox when pregnant like some tabloids are reporting," she explained in an Instagram snap she posted this evening.

"You would have to be really sick to endanger your child like that!"

She added: "Anyone who has been pregnant or gained weight knows your face totally changes! My nose gets bigger, cheeks fuller and my lips swell up.

"The challenge is trying to adjust the make up to make me feel normal."

The accompanying image is breathtaking: Kim, 34, appears with tousled hair around her shoulders, while she wears minimal make-up. Seemingly posing topless, the skin around her decollage has a gorgeous, dewy appearance.

In the same post, the reality TV star also revealed that she will unveil her top tips for expert makeup while pregnant in a forthcoming post on kimkardashianwest.com, a brand new website which will be launched shortly. 

The post has been created in conjunction with Hrush Achemyan, a leading LA-based makeup artist who regularly works with the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan.

Kim, the wife of rapper Kanye West, is currently four months pregnant with their second child, a son.

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