Tag: cultural appropriation

Amid online criticism, Lee Bee Wah defends wearing a tudung on her Hari Raya banner

Singapore—It’s not unusual for different political leaders, both here and overseas, to put on garments from cultures or traditions that are not their own. But Lee Bee Wah, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, received some criticism online for a banner she had...

Kyoto mayor politely invites Kim Kardashian to visit Japan to see what ‘Kimono’ truly is, asks to drop trademark application

Kyoto, Japan – Kim Kardashian is making rounds in social media for the release of her new “shapewear” and causing an even bigger stir for her intention to trademark the word “Kimono.” On June 26, Kim revealed the announcement of her new line on Instagram,...