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Kardashian Clothing Scandal

Human Rights Group Leader

Says NO PROOF of 'Slave Labor'

12/21/2011 9:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The leader of the human rights group quoted in a story implying the Kardashians use "slave labor" to manufacture their clothes and shoes says the story is misleading.

Charles Kernaghan, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, tells TMZ, he told Star Magazine, "It was a wise idea to wait on the article," because he had no proof that the specific factories the Kardashians use violated child labor standards or human rights.

Star's headline reads, "Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal: Family's Fashion Empire Makes Millions from Child Labor."  Kernaghan is quoted as saying, "The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people ... Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women's rights."

Kernaghan tells us ... his quotes were taken out of context ... that the violations he described to Star apply to the REGION in China where clothing and other items are manufactured.  He says child labor practices in many of the factories are appalling, but he has no proof the specific factories the Kardashians use employ such practices.

Kernaghan says his organization is investigating the factories the Kardashians use, but so far he has NO EVIDENCE of any human rights abuses.

Kernaghan does say ... 75% of the factories in the region have violations similar to the ones described in Star.

Kris Jenner tells TMZ ... the factories the Kardashians use are "strictly policed" and there are no child labor or human rights violations.

We put a call in to Star.  So far ... no response.

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91.

Dani    

Why does this not surprise me

946 days ago
92.

Imejia    

Where are Bruce's kids in the christmas 3d card? In the early years his kids were always
included. Poor Bruce (no christmas balls), since Kris calls all the shots.

946 days ago
93.

Butterfly    

SOMEONE MENTIONED BED BUGS. Not too long ago, our hotels and motels were saturated with bed bugs that came into our country from other lands. What guarantee do the Kardashians offer against these infectious bugs from accompanying their products before entering our country and our homes. Mama would be smiling from the other side of her face should this kind of scandal destroy their cushy existence. Who knows, perhaps they might even become acquainted with unemployment compensation like millions and millions of our citizens are experiencing right now. Oh, SLAP MY TONGUE! They have NO IDEA what that means, do they, NOR, DO THEY CARE!!! Perhaps, someday, they might actually feel for others rather than always for themselves. BTW, Kim K speaks as if she flunked sixth grade and stopped. Is her IQ a big secret??? Could, be!!!

946 days ago
94.

buzz kill    

How about everybody boycott every company that sponsers or promotes anything asaociated with these vermon, including any network that gives these trash a forum to promote themselves,

946 days ago
95.

soulofanangel    

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DNA test KHLOE......get a cotton swab, get a glass she drank from, and DNA test away. Let the party begin!
Let's get ALL the DIRT from the almighty KARDASHIANS.
------------------------------------------------------------KRIS JENNER, tell KHLOE who her real father is already. All your family's hair doctored black doesn't make them from the same father. Was he a basketball player?
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B O Y C O T T everything and anything KARDASHIAN, including SEARS, OPI nail polish, RYAN SEACREST productions, etc.
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If KARDASHIANS are using SLAVE LABOR (children) and they think it's ok....put MASON, KYLIE and KENDAL to slave away making KARDASHIAN SH*T PRODUCTS.
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946 days ago
96.

skippy0042    

No surprise, that family is so selfish and money hungry they will do anything to make a buck (or not spend 1). I will not buy a single thing with their name on it. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

946 days ago
97.

Kyle    

Kim K. hid the books in her arse when they got word an investigation might be in the works.
Ain't gonna find any proof "up there".
Hell maybe Jimmy Hoffa is even "there" = never found

946 days ago
98.

TJ    

Kardashians insignificant.No comment-let this family implode!

946 days ago
99.

grammaj    

Celeb endorsed or not,labor violations or not, we should be buying American made clothes . Period. Our fellow Americans need the work !

946 days ago
100.

mike    

If the kardashians were black , they would be quickly recognized as hoodrats.

If they were white, they would be white trash

But the armenian threw everyone off.

946 days ago
101.

UPYOURS    

And how much was YOUR paycheck for saying that? As we all know, the K family MUST keep their name clean after the Kris Humphries debacle.

946 days ago
102.

jack     

Didn't Kris Jenna also tell TMZ that Kim made nothing from the wedding and that it was legit? Tick tock the fame clock is ticking!

946 days ago
103.

main event    

the cardashieans as a bunch of over paid rich spoiled whores who have to much money i want to see people on tv that i can relate too

946 days ago
104.

DahhTroll    

fIRST KRIS jENNER SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST iVE HEARD OF IT.
tHEN SHE SAYS THE FACTORYS ARE STRICKLY POLICED YAHH THEY ARE POICEING THE CHILDREN FROM GOING TO THE BATHROOM OR LOOKING UP FROMT HEIR WORK. KRIS JENNER CHANGES HER STORY FORM MIN TO MINDEPENDING ON WHAT SEH THINKS THE PUBLIC WELL BUY. iF SHE KNEW THE PLACES WER EPSTRICLY POICED SHE KNEW THERE WAS ABUSE GOING ON. DOES SHE REALY THINK SEH CAN LIE HER WAY OUT OF THIS ONE. SHE TRIED TO DO THAT WITH THE CRIEDT CARD SCAM BUT LAWYERS STOPPED THEM.
KRIS JEENR IS CRAZY TOT THINK ANYONE BELIVES A WORD OUT OF HER FLITHY MOUTH. jUST LIKE THEY DID WITH KRIS FIRST CALLED HIM A CAHEATER WHEN THAT DIDNT FLY THEY DI A ONE EIGHTY AND CALLED HIM GAY. tHEKK CLAN IS THE 666 COMES TO STEAL KILL AND DESTROY AND NOW INOCANET CHILDERN HAVE BEEN ABUSED AS THIS IS WHAT THEY BULID THIER IMPIRE ON CHILD ABUSE AND PORN!

946 days ago
105.

bb    

What is the name of the RAP star that pissed on Kim??? Are there any proof of this claim or is it just people being jelous and mean. I dont think Kim will do such thing for one! She is too classy and rich.

946 days ago
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