Has anyone noticed that whenever anyone asks Kim Kardashian what she does, she always says she’s a business executive? Which is hilarious because she has all the business acumen of a moonshiner. Anyway, it looks like someone may be taking her to task for her “business executive” credentials, because Star magazine (via RadarOnline) is reporting that Kim is selling and endorsing products and lines made in sweatshops by child laborers. Ummm … gosh, really, no way.
“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, tells Star. “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 the Kardashians are involved with many fine consumer products in the fashion, beauty, fragrance, health and lifestyle industries that are not part of this investigation, there are several brands that are coming under fire. Items in the family’s high-end K-Dash by Kardashian label and the Kris Jenner Kollection — sold on the home-shopping television network QVC — and ShoeDazzle, a company that Kim co-founded and endorses, are all manufactured in areas of China where government regulations are often ignored and workers are subject to inhumane conditions.
Oh Kim … every time I think you’ve hit a new low, it’s like you pull a little trap door lever and all of us plummet even further down than we could ever imagine. Although I guess she could get out of it one simple way: by saying that she doesn’t know anything about the business she runs and that all she does is sign on the dotted line for money. Sure, she’d be outed as a completely talentless famewhore and an idiot, but at least she wouldn’t be someone consciously aware that she’s exploiting child workers. So what’s it going to be, Kim? Hold on to the notion that you actually do something, but knowingly exploit kids in third world countries, or tell the world that you really don’t actually do anything while profiting millions of dollars?