Kim Kardashian & the rest of the Kardashian klan (pictured above in their recently released 3-D Christmas card) are often subject to controversy, but this story may just take the cake.
The Kardashian family is allegedly profiting off of sweatshop labor, a study claims.
The NY Post reports that several items sold under the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection, and Kim Kardashian’s ShoeDazzle line are made in regions of China where factory workers are subjected to horrifying conditions. According to human rights investigators who went undercover at several factories linked to Kardashian products, while the reality TV family reeled in $65 million last year, workers at some factories making their products are paid as little as $1 an hour. Furthermore, some factory workers were found to be as young as 16-years-old.
Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, which conducted the investigation, is very displeased to see where several Kardashian products are made.
“You can’t talk during working hours,” Kernaghan explains. “You can’t listen to music; you can’t stand up and stretch. You can’t even put your head up and look around, or you will be screamed at. If you get permission to use the toilet, you get four minutes. If you’re highly specialized, you cannot even go to the bathroom.”
“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” alleges Kernaghan. “Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”
While QVC, which distributes K-Dash by Kardashian and the Kris Jenner Kollection, has not made a statement about this matter, ShowDazzle has spoken out refuting the report.