So remember yesterday when Star magazine wrote that Kardashian products were being made in sweatshops under severely poor working conditions? Well, it turns out that the tabloid didn’t exactly have its facts straight (shockingly enough) and a rep for the Kardashian family made a statement to E! News, saying, “The story is not true.” Furthermore, Charles Kernaghan, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, has since told TMZ that his quotes in the Star’s article were taken completely out of context and do not necessarily apply to the reality family.
Kernaghan went on to explain that the violations he described (such as the 84 hour work weeks) apply to to 75% of the factories in China’s Guangdong province, but so far, he’s unable to prove that such violations apply to the factories that make the Kardashian Kollection. Additionally, ShoeDazzle COO, Deborah Benton, who’s actually visited the Kardashian factories before, told TMZ, “Factories are routinely inspected and always pass inspection.”
So since the Kardashian name is now cleared (for the time being anyway), what happens now? The only logical thing — it’s time to sue everyone and anyone who tried to soil the Kardashian good name. TMZ reports that sources close to the family are saying Kris Jenner is furious about the allegations and thinks Kernaghan had no right to accuse the Kardashian brands of any wrongdoing (like saying the family is “in bed with some pretty bad people”) when he had no tangible proof to back up the claims. But he’s not the only one Jenner wants brought to justice — she also believes Star magazine’s clearly fabricated cover story was not only unfair, but libelous and should pay for any damage that was caused to the brand’s reputation.
Nobody messes with a Kardashian and gets away with it.