Kendall and Kylie Jenner Are Under Fire for Designing a Chinese Takeout Bag

For cultural appropriation *and* the fact it looks pretty similar to one by Kate Spade.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner
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Here we go again: Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been accused of cultural insensitivities surrounding one of the handbags from their latest collection.

The bag in question is shaped like a Chinese takeout box, with a tiger and "KK Express Los Angeles" written on the front in red lettering. It is called the "Lee leather clutch."

Not only is the bag a more-than-questionable design choice for cultural reasons, but it also looks really rather similar to one designed by Kate Spade in 2014.

Awkward all round, then.

MTV Asia reported on the bag (opens in new tab), saying that it has "ruffled feathers in the Asian community." They added: "And btw, these are not legit Chinese take-away boxes and it doesn't even look like that here in Asia. LOL!"

Just this week, a photographer has reportedly filed a lawsuit (opens in new tab) against the sisters for their line of T-shirts (opens in new tab) featuring 2Pac, Biggie, and Redman, with Kylie and Kendall's faces printed over the top.

At the time the T-shirts were on sale, Kendall released a statement, saying, "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended...We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry."

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