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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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76.

makeitstop    

aah negative PR about the KK's now I can have a good day

1007 days ago
77.

Seldombinlaid    

Man, Harvey, You get your clicks out of these hot messes. lol Happy Holidays to all of you at TMZ. Love you guys!

1007 days ago
78.

Different Rules Apply    

And this is a surprise? It is no wonder this country is all out of work, we don't make anything. The Kardashians don't care about anything past their big fat bank accounts. Why are they STILL be glorified! Sickening.

1007 days ago
79.

CathyJ    

Why do you think she took PimpMom to Haiti? Recruting new kids to do their crap work.

1007 days ago
80.

jetfanglo    

yeah...and his name is Bruce.

1007 days ago
81.

tom    

Nothing new here. Slave labor supply USA needs

1007 days ago
82.

Simone    

This issue is much bigger than the Kardashians. I bet you most of the companies with products in department stores like Sears, JCPenney, Macys, etc. rely on sketchy manufacturing sites in China. There are so many human and environmental atrocities associated with apparel manufacturing it's disgusting.

1007 days ago
83.

Max    

This is no surprise at all, her best friend is Kathy Lee Gifford.
I am guessing she give them all her contacts.

1007 days ago
84.

MJFAN    

all these companies are greedy! kardashians arent the first ones that use these horrible conditions and they wont be the last which is very unfortunate. i feel so bad for these poor people that are over worked, treated horribly to make nothing.

1007 days ago
85.

bobbo    

Exactly who are their "fans"? And why would anybody be stupid enough to buy their crap?

1007 days ago
86.

who farted    

Everything is made by slave labor now. Cotton picked by children who are beaten in Africa for victoria secret, iPods made by people in china who commit suicide in the dorm rooms on the factory campus, etc. Don't buy crap from other countries.

1007 days ago
87.

odie    

Not only are they using slave labor, but they are also copying high end designers(Botkier, Balenciaga, YSL, Givenchy) for their product lines. Botkier hit the Whoretrashian's with a CEASE AND DESIST ORDER and SEARS removed the copycat bag from their shelves. I wish the other designers would follow suit, then you wouldn't have the Whoretrashian's factories in business. Has Harvey Inc. ever reported the Whoretrashian's bald faced copycat issues? TMZ-start reporting the TRUTH and quit kissing these POS'S *SSES!

1007 days ago
88.

tony gee    

What a freaking ignoramus this Kris Jenner is! She talks about something she does not know and defends it right away. Pure stupidity. No one cannot get more stupider than this! Why can't she just burn herself to death? And while she is at it, take all of her devil-spawns with her! I can't flocking stand this tw*t. Never did and never will!!!

1007 days ago
89.

tony gee    


This moron has got some huge balls. Too effing nervy!

1007 days ago
90.

Lilly Pad    

If this story is true, shazam!,...the shiney little perfect Kardasian world is starting to tarnish,...oh my.Didn't Kathy Lee do the same thing.a few years back.A good business woman, 'business' woman, would have checked this place out.How can you do business with a company that represents 'your'family name, and not check it out??? The more time that goes by,it just goes to show that these self entitled genius'(sp),it's about about GREED,MONEY,and Pontificating about themselves.I sooo hope this story is true,....pictures are coming I assume. Yeah, Yeah,...none of them are the brightest bulbs in the pack,...but ya gotta love poetic justice,...if this story is validated.

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