As if the Kardashian sisters couldn’t be having a worst year, first Khloe and Lamar Odom can’t get pregnant (they are attempting IVF), then Kim kills ratings for the Kardashians with a sham marriage that everyone saw right through and now a report has surfaced that reveals slave labor is possibly being used to produce their clothing lines.
First reported in the new issue of Star magazine it’s believed the family “are endorsing and selling fashion products manufactured in foreign sweatshops, where workers…as young as sixteen, are abused and virtually imprisoned.”
The issue is being taken seriously enough that Charles Kernaghan, the Executive Director of The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has launched an investigation to determine if the rumors are true. Charles told Star:
“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people…taking advantage of these workers” and “holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and human rights.”
Kernaghan notes that factories in the region of China where the Kardashian factory is located have horrible working conditions while he does say he currently has “no proof” that the Kardashians are “employing such practices.”
In the report it’s said that conditions inside the slave factories can easily reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit while workers earn as little as $15 per month.
Quickly countering the claims was Kris Jenner who said of the story:
“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”
Would it surprise you to learn that the Kardashians are employing child labor to extend their own gains?