Kardashian family: Sweatshop claims 'not true'
December 22nd, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Kardashian family: Sweatshop claims 'not true'

As some are trying to boycott Kim Kardashian, a separate report claims Kim and the rest of her famous family are involved in a sweatshop and child labor scandal.

Star magazine has claimed that a human rights watchdog group has opened an investigation into the manufacturing process of some of the family's products, quoting the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, Charles Kernaghan, who claimed that the Kardashians "are in bed with some pretty bad people."

The report goes on to allege that the family is gaining profits from products that are made in overseas factories where "workers are subject to inhumane conditions."

A rep for the Kardashian family tells CNN that “They take this situation very seriously and have been assured by all of their manufacturers that the factories are policed regularly and there is no truth to these allegations. That said, we are continuing to investigate the matter and if there is any evidence of an illegal operation then they will cease work with that manufacturer immediately.”

Kernaghan has told TMZ that his quotes were taken out of context.

According to the site, Kernaghan claims he told Star magazine "it was a wise idea to wait" to run the story, and that his comments, he says, were in reference to factories located in a general region in China.

Additionally, Kernaghan tells TMZ that he has "no proof" that the specific locations the Kardashians employ violate human rights.

Filed under: Celebrities • Kardashians

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  1. Aria

    Very very cut the family Kardashian-Jenner !!!!

    July 20, 2013 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. S

    let this go guys and ignore.

    December 24, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |

    I think we just need to ignore them...

    December 24, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. SACNM

    This will be my last Kardashian action. I've signed the protest and plan to boycott anything marketing, selling, promoting the "Ks" including canceling by Bedazzle account. The fact that this country has been obsessed with a group of narcissists is indicative of why our country is where it is. Quick giving these people want they want–attention and your money. Focus on what is going on in WDC. I think CNN should stop posting anything about them as well.
    Seriously, enough.

    December 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kims Slave

    I want to be Kim's slave,and have her treat me anyway she wants <3

    December 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. harrykarry

    bottom line....they need to figure out what happened.

    December 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mmhmm

    They look like knuckle dragging j!ggaboos.

    December 23, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. bob

    Can all the kardashholes go have have some horse play in the Penn St shower with that idiot Sandusky, then have that red head ex QB watch, how about that

    December 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kim

    I do not believe any thing they say, they have never gone to those factories themselves... how do they know... but running story should have been delayed Now kartrashian would clean up fast before human right group gets there.... darn it

    December 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. madhater

    Why don't they shack up some Mexicans in a tent, way cheaper.

    December 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @Mad RapEr

    u still g ay

    December 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ann

    anybody up for bora bora new years eve? LOL

    December 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. marge


    December 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Neocon

    I keep all my kids and put them ungrateful little snot noses to work. They cut my grass and clean house and work in the garden. I even make em milk the cows. Sometimes I hire em out to the neighbors as farmhands. That way I get more money for collectible action figures.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Charlie Crack

    Hi everyone. Just checkin in to say merry xmas. You can still contact me at ch_crack@yahoo.com.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |

    Where is Nancy from Alabama? I want to hear about the doublewide trailer and huntin dogs. If she has any malt liquor left I might mosey on over there come supper time.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Teal'c

    Beam me up Scotty, you mormon stooge.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Marina

    stop giving mo, larry and curley further press please....

    December 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. derp

    Who are the two gypsy hoo kers standing next to bigfoot?

    December 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ling Cho

    If you cook those chirdren in a big pot overnite with snow peas and cabbage they wirr be berry berry tasty.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. the down fall

    has begun

    December 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The Måd Råp3r

    That wookie is going to go on a rampage and rip off the Star "reporters" arms. Either that or Kim will trade them a crack at that @ss to drop the story.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Fake

    @Leo you're an attention wh*re.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leo

      Not really, but I do have someone who seems to be attracted to me 'round here... Waaaait a minute... It's you again, isn't it? You're getting to be pretty creepy!

      December 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Observer

    They are liberals. Liberals hate kids, so this story does not surprise me in the least.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • whattheh3ll


      December 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      You don't see Neocons aborting kids in the name of "choice" now, do you?
      Like I said, Libs hate kids. Typical of the party of hate.

      December 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Observer

      Your mother dropped you on your head when you where a baby, didn't she?

      December 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • comeon

      Well, at least you got a little creative and didn't use the word stooge this time.

      December 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  25. T-Rex

    Oh shut up LIoyd.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Joe

    Hey CNN....F UCK OFF with all the articles on these no talent wh0res! F UCK OFF!!!

    December 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      @Joe, you tell them brotha. Way to let them have it. They can bask in thier own vile.

      December 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. LIoyd Crimmas

    I have an extra special present for those sisters this year. My 3rd leg.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LIoyd Crimmas

    Those are some hot chicky babies !

    December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Richard Fore

    Christianity is a cult and Leo is a troll.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Superhiro

    I believe it. It's not like they're too good for that sort of thing.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Leo

    That wasnt me in the 11:50 post. Trolls are at it again. I think they are out of school for spring break or something.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jolly Elf

    Why don't they have their products made in America? GREED!!

    December 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Leo

    Awww... I have an admirer!

    ...but seriously: Stop giving these B I M B O S media coverage!

    December 22, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. Leo

    I mostly eat prunes though. They keep me super regular.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  35. Leo

    Vegetables are good. They provide lots of good fiber and vitamins. Plus they keep old people good and regular.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • marvin

      C'mon people!, do you really think these girls are that pretty, just look under that pound of make up and you'll find way prettier girls in your own city or village, the only thing that makes them bautifull is their money, which you won't touch a cent. If you want to pay high brand name prices, buy american made, and stop sending your money to china.

      December 29, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |

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