Kardashians slam sweatshop claims

A spokesman for the sisters has said claims their clothing line is being produced in 'inhumane' sweatshops are simply 'not true'

Yesterday, a US human rights group caused uproar, after claiming the Kardasian sisters’ clothing range is being produced under ‘inhumane’ conditions in a sweatshop in China.

But today a spokesman for the family has slammed the allegations, claiming they are simply ‘not true’.

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On hearing the shocking reports published by US site Radar – some of which claimed workers were paid as little as $1 an hour to make clothes and shoes for the Kardashian collection – the family revealed they were taking the allegations ‘very seriously’.

‘This is the first we are hearing about it and take it very seriously as we would never condone this,’ a rep said in a statement. ‘We are presently investigating the situation.’

And just hours later the scandal reached new heights, when an American congressman waded into the row, saying the family ‘don’t give a damn about the American people.’

‘By going to China in order to make a $65million profit instead of a $10million profit you are effectively thumbing your nose at the American people,’ he said, adding the sweatshops sub-standard conditions were ‘very sad’.

Last night a spokesman for the family was able to brush aside the allegations, revealing after an investigation that ‘the story is not true.’

Phew.

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