Kylie Jenner ‘refusing to pay’ Bangladeshi workers
Publish- June 25, 2020, 11:38 PM
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Update- July 01, 2020, 10:20 PM
Model and businesswoman Kylie Jenner. Photo: Collected
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.