Kim Kardashian's new shapewear line can't catch a break. After heavy criticism for naming the brand Kimono, Kardashian renamed it Skims, and has now started the press cycle around the launch. Kardashian enlisted Alice Marie Johnson to model her new Skims Solutionwear line, and mixed reactions were heard all over the internet. In the video ad, Johnson discusses the impact of being released from prison, and calls Kardashian her "war angel."
Naturally, many questioned whether Johnson's inclusion in the ad seemed incongruous, opportunistic, or in poor taste. Others lauded Kardashian for casting an older black woman in her ad campaign. Regardless of people's opinions, Johnson also spoke up about the backlash.