Victoria Beckham turned down the opportunity to join the reformed Spice Girls in order to focus on her fashion career.
Now she pays Bangladeshi slave labourers 35p an hour to make Spice Girls t-shirts for Comic Relief.
The Spice Girls reunion is coming in spring and summer of 2019, and fans are gearing up to hear their favorite ’90s girl band sing some of their greatest hits… But, one important member won’t be at the much-anticipated tour: Posh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Beckham.
a.k.a. The Sweatshop Queen of Dhaka. Initially Victoria withdrew from the reunion tour to ‘focus on her fashion business’ but it has recently come to light that Posh is the actually the slavedriver peddling the Spice Girls’ exploitative fashion.
Staff at the Bangladesh plant recently uncovered to be producing the shirts tell of long hours, fainting and abuse while sewing charity tops designed by the group.
Abuse such as being forced to listen to The Spice Girls on repeat while they work.
The £19.40 garments were produced on behalf of the Spice Girls and then sold to raise money for a Comic Relief campaign intended to “champion equality for women”, which pointed out how “women earn less”.
Especially when those women have brown skin and live in the third world.
The former pop star, fashion mogul and current third-world textile industry tyrant mused “Why dance around around hot lights for several hours in the name of girl power when you can pay some Bangladeshis 35p an hour to do it”
“I’m sure when I’m there and they are on stage, there will be a part of me that feels a bit left out,” Victoria admitted. But “what I do now is my passion and a full-time job.”
Shops won’t sweat themselves and someone has to crack the whip.
Girl Power, Posh. Girl Power.