Model and businesswoman Kylie Jenner has come under fire after reports emerged that the company behind her clothing line has cut work orders and reportedly refused to pay its Bangladeshi factory workers.
Kylie’s representer Global Brand Group, and rapper Cardi B’s FashionNova, cancelled orders due to the ongoing pandemic, and have cut workers in both Bangladesh and Los Angeles off with no pay, and no promise of when they’ll return, reports popbuzz.com.
Reports suggest that the companies behind their clothing lines are refusing to pay workers, leaving thousands around the world ‘starving’.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles factory has so far impacted up to 50,000 women who are also ineligible for government assistance due to their immigration status.
Rick Darling, CEO of Global Brands Group, defended the move, saying that due to the pandemic, their retail partners have cancelled orders and the existing products in stock, like the products that are still in production, are not sold.
“Consequently, we’ve no other option but to make the difficult decision to cancel all S/S 2020 orders from all suppliers (without liability),” he said.
Centre of criticism
Kylie’s fans got pretty angry because it looks like any comments regarding the situation left on the youngest Kardashian’s social media posts are being deleted altogether.
Although it is a decision by Global Brands Group, the Jenners sisters are still the centre of criticism.
Kylie is almost a billionaire. According to Forbes annual list of highest paid celebrities, Kylie and Kanye West, including sports stars Roger Federer and Lionel Messi, dominated the top 10.
Forbes estimated that Kylie earned $590 million in the last 12 months, mostly from the sale of a 51 percent stake in her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty in 2019.
Source: United News of Bangladesh