Some people have slammed sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner online after they allegedly ignored California’s nonessential travel ban for a recent vacation in Utah with friends. The reality stars headed out of Los Angeles for a weekend getaway, despite the coronavirus pandemic — and fans were not happy about it!
“Be back soon,” the Kylie Cosmetics founder captioned an Instagram photo from the vacation at the Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point. Kendall and her friends Fai Khadra and Zack Bia also posted various snaps on Instagram Stories, despite the state’s recommendation that residents avoid prolonged, unmasked contact with those outside of their homes. California has also prohibited nonessential travel and all residents are “currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence.”
After seeing the pics, the siblings were called out on Twitter and in their Instagram comments.
“Celebrity idiots out ‘on vacation’ while the rest of us are hunkered down. When you’re vapid [and] rich, you can do anything because the rules don’t apply to you,” someone wrote alongside snaps of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars.
Another person commented on one of Kylie’s recent Instagram post with, “‘Adventure time’ during this pandemic.”
Kendall and Kylie have not publicly responded to the backlash.
While some were bothered with their vacation, others commented “#PayYourBangladeshWorkers” repeatedly on their photos. For those who missed it, allegations recently hit the web that Kendall and Kylie’s joint fashion line, Kendall + Kylie, weren’t giving its employees a salary before the coronavirus pandemic. But the brand took to Instagram and addressed the “unfortunate and incorrect rumor” in a statement.
Instagram account Diet Prada shared a now-deleted lengthy post from Remake — a non-profit against exploitation in fashion — where they claimed that the reality stars weren’t paying their factory workers before it was shut down due to the virus.
“The women who make our clothes have been placed in the most vulnerable situation. No longer receiving pay, despite having already done the work, these women are quite literally at risk of starving to death,” the post read.
Now, the company took to Instagram and denied all claims in a statement.
“We would like to address the unfortunate and incorrect rumor that Global Brands Group own the Kendall + Kylie brand and that we have neglected to pay factory workers in Bangladesh as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is untrue. The Kendall + Kylie brand is owned by 3072541 Canada Inc., not GBG,” the statement read. “We do not currently have any relationship at all with GBG.”
They continued, “We continue to support all of our partners working in the factories who produce our products.”
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