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Is It All Over For The First Family Of Reality TV?


Kim Kardashian’s popularity has slid over the past couple of months, which mainly seems due to the failure of her marriage after only 72 days, deemed a sham money-making venture by a lot of people.

Then came the news that the Kardashian family were using child slave labor sweat shops in China to manufacture their clothing line, an allegation that the family are now suing over. 

TMZ reports that Kris Jenner is “claiming the guy who runs the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights had no right to accuse the Kardashian brands of wrongdoing because he has no tangible proof to back up his claims.”

The website also report that they interviewed the Institute for GLHR big boss, Charles Kernaghan on TMZ Live, where he “flat out admitted he didn’t actually go to the factories in question … and is making the assumption based on years of research on the Chinese manufacturing industry.”

Kris is also suing Star Magazine, who originally made the claim with their story Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal, saying that they should have to pay for any damage their claims have done to the Kardashian brand.

Kim has also been in damage-control-mode with her charity work, making a trip to Haiti in early December.  But even that trip didn’t make the reality Queen any new fans, as reports came back saying that she’d only visited the country for a fashion show and to shop.  Kim herself denied this rumor on her blog, saying , “Our mission was to learn more about [actress Maria Bello’s] charity, We Advance, meet the Haitian people who have made such amazing progress since the devastating earthquake in 2010, and celebrate the women of Haiti, who inspired me more than I ever could have anticipated.”

She went on to say, “While my experience was completely life-changing … a very emotional and surprisingly positive journey that I will never forget, some media outlets have tried to tarnish the motive behind my visit and have written completely ridiculous and untrue things.  The truth is that I was at the Haitian Artisan Fair, where the amazing men and women who make their jewelry and crafts sell them to visitors to make a living, and I bought some beautiful jewelry!”

Kim has also been targeted by the Courage Campaign, who sent her a video pitch asking her to endorse their campaign for the Millionaires Tax of 2012, “a statewide ballot that would levy a higher tax on Californians who earn over $1 million a year.”

According to the pitch, Kim earned approximately 12 million dollars in 2010 alone, whereas the average Californian only earned $47,000.  The kicker is that the average Cali resident paid 9.3% of that $47K in tax, and Kim paid only a slightly higher amount of tax, 10.3%.  Hardly seems fair, does it? 

Kim is yet to comment on the campaign, but would surely go a long way to garnering some goodwill if she does respond positively.

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