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Human Rights Official

I've NEVER Actually Seen

the Kardashian Factory

12/21/2011 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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The human rights activist who claims Kardashian clothing items are made by child slaves in China just told TMZ ... he's never actually been to the factory where the Kardashian gear is made.

Charles Kernaghan -- the head of the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights -- called in to "TMZ Live" today and said because he's been investigating factories in China for years ... he feels comfortable ASSUMING the place is a sweat shop.

As we previously reported, the Kardashian family and the people connected with the clothing lines are adamant -- they have been taking measures against child labor for a while and are extremely confident no human rights violations have occurred.

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..EW..    

How about Mrs. Charlie Kernaghan go to China and check ALL factories that make products to USA? Please, start at the Apple factory...

848 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

How much in American dollars do the factories workers make an hour? How many hours do they work a week? Do they live at the factory?

848 days ago
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J Live    

Given his position and what he is claiming, it might make a tiny bit of sense to have seen it first hand. Seems fairly irresponsible on his part.

848 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

You removed my comments?

848 days ago
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FallenAngel    

Oh please of course it's all B*llsh*t! Someone has it out for the Kardashians so they paid for the story to make them look bad. (I am in no way a Fan) but this is beyond ridiculous! They should sue for defarmation!
It's easy to spread a lie because then it would be on everyone's mind but to get it cleared up is another story. I hope this DBag gets sued for all he is worth!
"I haven't actually checked the place out..." Well what the **** are you doing spreading the rumors for??!! If it was any other Well Liked/respected Celebrity he wouldn't have opened his mouth so Fast and jumped to conclusions!

848 days ago
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bagladey    

How could Harvey and Charles be in this business and be unaware of the Boycott the Kardashians petition?

848 days ago
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katie10    

well then, TMZ..why are you MAKING a story out of it. Leave people alone! You post hypothetical BS all the time, yellow journalism (if one can even call it that) at it's finest....you have frickin two pages worth of this BS and you don't even know if it's TRUE. Give me a fkricn break!

848 days ago
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charley    

THESE BITCHES WOULD USE DEAD KITTENS IF THEY COULD PROFIT FROM IT....THEIR MAMA IS A WHORE PIMP...THEIR STEP-DADDY LOOKS LIKE AN OLD LESBIAN...AND ALL THIER OFFSPRINGS ARE NOTHING BUT WHORES THAT WOULD USE THEIR NASTY CRAB INFESTED COOCHIES UNTIL IT GET WHAT THEY WANT AND THATS MONEY!

848 days ago
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LuckyHeidi    

If these Kardashian money whores had any kind of conscience these clothes would have been made in the USA...THE COUNTRY THEY WERE BORN IN AND PERPETUALLY SUCK THE OXYGEN OUT OF! It's all about the profit margin with these low lives. Shame on them.

848 days ago
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AyeJay    

The KarTRASHians either threatened to sue him or gave him a payday to retract his comment. I wouldn't suspect anything true or good to come out this family.

848 days ago
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JUstin    

Had a feeling this Story was a LIE ..PETA tried the Same thing .

848 days ago
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allen    

Watching Harvey and his TMZ staff try to spin and defend the Kardasians like a defense attorney was disgusting. This headline and the editing of the interview with Charles Kernaghan is even more sad. Not exactly fair and balanced. "have you actually SEEN the factory" COME ON. "I can stick my head up a bulls ass but I'd rather take the butchers word for it."

848 days ago
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Steve    

I wonder how much KardTRASHians paid off this Human Rights Official? Let's Boycott KardTRASHians!! Buy clothes from people who are true small business & BUY AMERICAN! & F###KED CHINA!

848 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Stop playing semantics. It's in China. You know it's a sweatshop. Does anybody think that The Kardashian sweatshop is going to be some exception to the rule? No. It's going to be a crap hole, just like the rest.

But let me fill you in, China is actually trying to clean up their act a little, so that's why sweatshops are moving to India and Kenya. Next year the Lardassian Kraplection will be made in DurkaDurkastan or Hecho in Mexico....

848 days ago
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File that lawsuit, I am Lindsay Lohan!    

If you don't agree with little Harvey and Fat Mike about the KarTrashian s your comment will be deleted, they are really working overtime trying to make the trash family as victims. Screw TMZ!

848 days ago
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