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Kim Kardashian is in trouble again. After her fake marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is no longer a media darling. In fact, Kim and the whole Kardashian family have been accused of hiring sweatshop labor to create their fabulous line of clothes and shoes. While the Kardashian family brought in $65 million last year from their product lines, some of the people reportedly working on those product lines may only bring home $180 a year. NY Post reports:

…workers toil in un-airconditioned factories, even as temperatures swell over 100 degrees. Workers live in squalid dormitories and, after they pay for room and board, often pocket as little as $15 a month. Some workers clocked as many as 84 hours a week under conditions that investigators describe as akin to “minimum security prisons.

You can’t talk during working hours, 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.

Just before the news broke of the sweatshop, Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, headed to Haiti for some “charity” work. By charity, I mean a distraction from the negative press of hiring companies that run sweatshops in China. One thing I have learned from blogging, there are generally no coincidences when your life is run by a publicist. Now we all know, you can’t get nice shoes from ShoeDazzle for $39.95, without someone hiring slave labor to mass produce them. To be fair, the Kardashian family may not have been aware of these conditions, until the news broke. Many of their other companies are not linked to sweatshops. Hopefully this will be investigated more closely and corrected soon.

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.

Kim has been very fortunate, but it’s time for her and her family to treat these workers with respect,” he says. “If she took a stand and said, ‘I want to manufacture my products in Chicago or Los Angeles, where I can ensure people humane conditions,’ she would be taking the right stand. {Kim Kardashian Company Uses Sweatshop Workers}

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