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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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31.

nORRis8    

Most of these slave labor people in China also did plastic surgery on Kris and Bruce Jenner with fantastic results.

948 days ago
32.

odie    

Notice how TMZ is spinning allegations of slave labor by actually getting Mama Whoretrashian's response to the claims. Since when does TMZ ever get 2 views on their Whoretrashian posts? Her "as far as I know response" is pure BS and only serves to mitigate guilt when the TRUTH is revealed. And by ending the post with Mama whoretrashian's denial, i*****ers down the volatile accusations. Isn't this de ja vu? Remember the Whoretrashian credit card that ripped off consumers? Mama Whoretrashian's reponse was the same "I DIDN'T KNOW" BS then as well. They slap their names on anything to make a buck but don't want to know how that buck is made.

948 days ago
33.

wpgguy    

These parasites don't consider these workers to be human. Just as long as the money train keeps rolling they couldn't care less if it's on the backs of children. These people are the absolute worst examples of society aside from murderers and rapists. Although they are raping and murdering Western Culture and Family Values.

948 days ago
34.

ok    

Harvey is going to say: "so what!, everyone does it. so what, it's capitalism".. ug These girls are all douches, plain and simple, and I wish Levin would not stick up for them, and mock Kim's ex husband (not everyone has a glowing personality).
fun fact: the buildings where these laborers live (in China), have suicide nets around them. That's how bad it is there.

948 days ago
35.

mebrat24    

So the mother cheated on her first husband and obviously when he died, he left his estate to his children, not his cheating ex-wife. So she pimps her children to get what she missed out on. What did Bruce Jenner ever see in her? And now she's got him dying his hair black and getting a facelift to look like a Kardashian. The family is disgusting. But they will continue to make tons of money and continue to flaunt it in our faces until the public boycotts everything they touch. Please, America, we are 300 million strong. WE HAVE THE POWER TO GET RID OF THE KARDASHIANS!

948 days ago
36.

jameskatt    

Kim Kardashian's marriages last so short a time that she can get married 7 times a year, making $15 million per marriage at least, for a total of over $75 million a year gross income from her marriage-divorces. She does it for the love of money.

948 days ago
37.

peoplearesilly    

It's time to put a stop to their making money. They are ridiculous money grubbing people who don't care anything about anyone but their bottom line. When will people quit buying into them? And buying into them is the correct phrase. Get a clue people. Don't support them with any of your money. They don't deserve it.

948 days ago
38.

Kari    

"As far as I know"? That's her response? If the conditions are bad, I hope the Kardashians are held accountable.

948 days ago
39.

Jay W.     

Wow... shocker. Yeah ok

948 days ago
40.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

These are the people politicians are telling you not to be mad at, Kardashians are "job creators" .

Aren't you just dying to work in a sweatshop, for the Lardassians and people like them?

948 days ago
41.

ray    

of course they are. did anyone expect ANYTHING different? of course their crap is cheaply made garbage from commie china.

948 days ago
42.

Phreaky    

What. A. Surprise.

948 days ago
43.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The iceberg is not big enough to sink the Chinese Junk.

948 days ago
44.

Phreaky    

Of COURSE they are going to claim ignorance. PLEASE let this be thing that puts the nail in their coffin.
#BOYCOTTKARTRASHIANS

948 days ago
45.

Liz    

Not true, many factories are not like this and whether you believe it or not, many factories are not like what is described in this article. Many make much more then $1/per hour and have regular breaks with facilities. This is more of what used to go on in factories in the 1920's.

948 days ago
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