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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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189 COMMENTS

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61.

Proud2bBlack    

Well the K's takes advantage of each & every opportunity that presents itself. They have no moral or standards. They are a disgrace and need to just be removed/banned from television retail, PERIOD. They are really the worst example of the American dream on the planet.

976 days ago
62.

RealityBites    

Anyone surprised by this? NOPE

976 days ago
63.

charley    

WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED! THESE ARE LOW CLASS UNTALENTED WHORES, WHO NOW USE SLAVE LABOR FOR THEIR CHEAP WHORISH PRODUCTS...THIS IS APPALLING, GROSS AND GREED. THESE SKANKY SLUTS LIVE THE HIGH LIFE ON SOME POOR PERSONS HARD WORK. BOYCOTT THESE BITCHES AND THEIR WHORE PRODUCTS.

976 days ago
64.

Ray    

If it's from china, it's worthless, kinda like those peddling it!

976 days ago
65.

KellyD.     

Duh! Any pair of shoes you can buy for $30 is being made by slave labor. Of course if this costs these vacuous idiots money and embarrassment? It's my fave story of the year! I wish these horrible horrible people would have to do a day of work, anywhere, once. No, on your back making a sex tape doesn't count.

976 days ago
66.

Cooper    

not surprised........

976 days ago
67.

Strokadellic    

Big f*cking surprise here...only not really.

976 days ago
68.

Carl    

If the workers get out of line they are probably shown a picture of Khloe and told that they will be fed to the Yeti.

976 days ago
69.

lkaye    

are any of you really surprised? these people make me sick.

976 days ago
70.

Maverick    

What we are seeing here, finally, is the backlash against the Kardashian family.

Isn't this great news? Let's hope they are completely out of the spotlight by the end of next year.

That is, unless Kim leaks another sex tape.

976 days ago
71.

Sandra     

Just when you think this low life lot can't sink any lower!! Money is their mantra! 1 Would like to see them disappear from television for good!!!!!

976 days ago
72.

EastCoastChopper    

Have the 'Dashians ever done anything philanthropic? Seriously! Have they ever made a donation, saved a inner-city school, scooped a bean onto a homeless dude's plate, paid for chemo or a kidney operation?

I bet not! - Or for sure, Mommy Dash would have made sure we knew about it...

Maybe it's an Armenian thing...but these people are the essence of self absorbed greed and gluttony.

976 days ago
73.

carina    

Made in America, not made in China. that is what is wrong with our country.

976 days ago
74.

John    

These people have no ethics or moral compass because in their view the entire world revolves around them.

976 days ago
75.

YouDontSay    

Who are these people? Is their claim to fame the fact that their father got a killer not to do jail time (O.J.). That verdict set back victims of domestic violence back years.

976 days ago
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