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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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121.

culycross    

are you kidding me? as young as 16?>???? thats it? 16 year olds and 15 year old work in the US at IN N out and McDonalds making minumum wage... $1/hr is probably minimum wage in china... wtf is with all the false reporting and the BS? 16 year olds are not CHILDREN they are adults... if they can drink and have sex (which they all do) then they can get a job

984 days ago
122.

Throwback kid    

The curtain has been pulled back on the Kardashian family and they have been exposed for what they really are, just a greedy selfish family who worship money and care only about themselves. It started with the fake 10 million dollar wedding, then the pimp Mom Kris goes on TV to do damage control and instead offends native Americans with the Indian giver comment. Then we have Kim doing charity work on thanksgiving, even though she has never lifted a finger to help anyone before. And now we see they use slave labor so they can live in the lap of luxury. Am I wrong about any of this? The signs are all there, it really is time for the Kardashian family to go away, I don't know one person who watches their show anymore, they have worn out their welcome. Boycott them

984 days ago
123.

regina    

kris kasdashian has no worries about whoring her own children out for profit...so why would she mind making deals whoring other people's children out for her own pocket...

984 days ago
124.

bigred    

this "family" is the most horrible family in the world.
please stop reporting anything they do

984 days ago
125.

cregis    

What else is new? Kathie Lee Gifford did it first in Latin America. Don't believe the Kardashians would care anyway.

984 days ago
126.

TheMarshmallowMan    

This family is a disgrace to America, disgusting, pitiful people.

984 days ago
127.

robin vincent    

Just maybe they should take a minute out of their romping from one coast to the other to visit those very factories, take a look at the real world, not the world according to the Ks.

984 days ago
128.

keepinitreal    

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984 days ago
129.

keepinitreal    

The Kar"trashians" dont care what happens as long as they get what they want. I dont get it, they have no talent, dont do anything constructive to help others and they lie even when they tell the truth!

984 days ago
130.

jodi    

All you guys who posted rude comments about the Kardashians knowing that they were doing something wrong just got egg on your face. Dont belive everything thats put out on the gossip sites, that s why they are gossip sites.

984 days ago
131.

keepinitreal    

The Kar"trashians" dont care what they do to anybody as longs as they get what they want. They dont do anything to help anybody unless it helps THEIR agenda. The mom is the whole mastermind behind the operation of " get what you can now that the people like us and are buying our image" They have no talent. I hope Kim realizes how bad she looks when she looks like she put her makeup on with a putty knife!

984 days ago
132.

viv    

that is just shocking to read and as always in disgust, it is brought by the Kardashians. Sigh* what are their talents again?

984 days ago
133.

Keith    

Does anyone actually believe anything that any Kartrashian has to say when it comes to the almighty dollar? The fact that they are using Chinese labor to make goods that are sold in their exclusive NYC botique at exhorbitant prices tells me that their profit margins are off the scale.

984 days ago
134.

Nacho    

Their 15 Min ended a long time ago please make this a better place and stop talking about this pigs

984 days ago
135.

Lisa    

I CAN NOT wait for the day that these self absorbed a-holes are no longer relavent. I dont understand how people still support them after all the awful things theyve done. They have zero respect for their "dolls" really people get a clue. A profitable wedding, slave labor, and well just being self absorbed idiots is enough for me not to give them a dime.

984 days ago
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