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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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106.

Becky     

The Kardashians have NO control over this so don't let the press buy you into thinking that they do. The press just wants to put a bad light on them so you don't buy the products its ridiculous & stupid how the press will make you persieve things.

851 days ago
107.

anna    

how is this news to anybody? most of the products manufactured in china is made in these conditions. k klan wants to make a bank. you really think they care about the conditions of workers in china?? do they even know where china is? don't buy their stuff. do not complain.

851 days ago
108.

cockodoodledoo    

gee lets see how they can spin this one into something different? how much more can the public take of these ppl? GO AWAY KARDASHIAN

851 days ago
109.

tracy    

lies !!

851 days ago
110.

Alex    

Oh wow big deal. TMZ is always trying to bring these celebrities down. No one cares how their products were made why even bring it up? It's a big waste of time.

851 days ago
111.

Jay W.     

Kim still has some of the nicest D. S. lips out there

851 days ago
112.

John_Dunkel    

Duh. You don't get rich if you play fair.

851 days ago
113.

the real diva    

kardashians would just call them "their little elves"

851 days ago
114.

Areader    

This should not surprise anyone and on that note the Kardashian's are not the only company that use these types of slave labor in China.

This another fine example of why our economy is such a mess! Why can't the Kardashian line be manufactured here in the good ole' USA!

851 days ago
115.

Reyna38    

really? look at this child they have on the air with ...please the scanks will do anyting for attention.. even hire kids to work for them.... DOWN WITH THE KARDASHIANS FOR EVER.!!! BOY COTT THESE WHORES....

851 days ago
116.

Reyna38    

i will never ever buy anything with there name logo on anything that they make........ yuk these bitches have no taste... only stupid dumb lil whores buy what they make,,,... hellooo people.... get a grip on life...

851 days ago
117.

BigRedFan    

Taking it seriously??? Really, the only thing the Kardahian's are interested in is the almighty $$$. The whole family could care less about anyone else. No one in their right mind would EVER part with their HARD-EARNED dollars to buy ANYTHING with the Kardashian name on it. Those clothing items will eventually end up at your local Thrift Store.

851 days ago
118.

kel    

Any decent person would immediately jump on the next flight to China to see for themselves. Fortunately my 12 year old daughter can't stand that family. That makes me so incredibly proud & I feel like I did something right in the way I've raised her.

851 days ago
119.

yomama    

i loathe these trashy beyotches, but i think this report is bs.

851 days ago
120.

Whammer    

I wish they would all take a 3 hour cruise on the SS Minnow and be stranded on a desert island. I am so sick of these bitches.

851 days ago
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