Kardashian Family Linked to “Slave Labor” Sweatshop Scandal
A watchdog organization is investigating the Kardashians for allegedly using “slave labor” to manufacture the products that have helped them earn millions. The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has informed Star magazine that Chinese sweatshops “where workers are abused and virtually imprisoned” make some of the goods the reality TV stars endorse and sell.
“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” the group’s executive director, Charles Kernaghan, tells the magazine, adding, “They are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.” Among the suspected ill-manufactured products are the K-Dash fashion label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and Kim Kardashian’s ShoeDazzle company.
The specific allegations about factory conditions in China’s Guangdong region are unsettling. According to the report, children as young as 16 live in “squalid” dorms that smell of sewage and work “up to 84 hours” per week for almost no money. Kernaghan describes the factories as being “like minimum-security prisons.” The Kardashians are denying knowledge of the alleged abuses.
A rep for the family tells Gossip Cop it’s the “first we are hearing of this and take this very seriously. We are investigating the matter as [the Kardashians] do not condone this.” Gossip Cop will have updates.