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Kardashian Family

Reportedly Use 'Slave Labor'

to Produce Kardashian Products

12/21/2011 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The Kardashians -- who make millions of bucks off of their fashion lines -- use "slave labor" and turn a blind eye to shocking working conditions ... this according to a news report.

A human rights group is investigating claims that workers in China -- as young as 16 -- are working in squalid conditions to manufacture merchandise for the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle, according to a Star Magazine investigation.

The institute for Global Labour and Human Rights confirms with TMZ ... they have launched an investigation, amidst claims the Kardashians' products are produced in factories reeking of stench from sewage, with temperatures north of 100 degrees.  An official from the organization tells TMZ, conditions in the area are "horrific."

There are also claims the employees work up to 84 hours a week, earning $1 an hour.   The Kardashians rake in approximately $65 million a year.

Kris Jenner tells TMZ ... the factories manufacture a number of products unrelated to Kardashian lines.  Jenner adds, "As far as I know the factories that are used to manufacture the Kardashian clothing and shoes have nothing terrible going on at all and the factories are very well policed and meet factory standards."   Kris says she has not visited the factories in China.

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Tammy    

Aren't these the conditions under which most things not made in the USA are manufactured?

1006 days ago
2.

Annie     

They are not slaves...they are devoted fans of the Kartrashian clan!

1006 days ago
3.

deb    

All of these "Companies" take US money to live their lavish lifestyles, why can't they give the jobs to US workers? It just doesn't make sense.............

1006 days ago
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Digger    

"according to a Star Magazine investigation"

1006 days ago
5.

AyeJay    

The Kardashians don't care, as long as they get their payday - they would murder for publicity.

1006 days ago
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jack     

it's all about the $, maybe that's why Barbara Walters thought they were worth interviewing. It's good to be informed though.

1006 days ago
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TulipSniper    

Is this really shocking? Anything to make a buck. Boycott the Kartrashians!

1006 days ago
8.

Superman    

And who didn't expect this from them? Only idiots with no morals buy their sh*t.

1006 days ago
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Loving Latina    

pathetic fame wh*ores!!! They get millions, living in lavished homes, with enough water and food and luxury furniture and are able to live in liveable temperatures while they enslave the young people that makes their products... Stop making these people popular TMZ!!

1006 days ago
10.

sweetdee88    

oppression breeds rebellion

1006 days ago
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Shana    

This doesn't surprise me one bit. They are fame whores at anyone's expense and will step on anyone to get the almighty dollar. Way to teach your girls, sleaze mama.

1006 days ago
12.

FO REAL    

WHERE IS THE MONEY KIM K WAS SUPPOSE TO DONATE TO CHARITY BECAUSE SHE SCAMMED HER GUESTS INTO BUYING HER WEDDING GIFTS??????? PLEASE ASK THAT QUESTION

1006 days ago
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pimpc    

Who is the bigfoot in the center of the photo??

1006 days ago
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Shana    

I'm glad the word's out. Now maybe all these idiots buying anything with a Kardashian label will know it came from a stagnant, stench-filled, sweaty sewer. They can wear it proudly. Fools.

1006 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Of course they haven't responded, they don't want to know about pesky little things like slave labour. Yup, nothing like shooting yourself in the foot to make a buck.

1006 days ago
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