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Beyonce facing sweatshop controversy

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 27: In this handout photo provided by Parkwood Entertainment, Beyonce performs during the opening night of the Formation World Tour at Marlins Park on April 27, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment via Getty Images)
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Come on, Ivy Park workers, now let’s get in formation. Or that’s what I assume they say at the Sri Lankan factory where Beyonce’s chic new activewear line is reportedly put together by underpaid workers pulling 60-plus hour weeks, according to the Sun.

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The newspaper reports that seamstresses at the MAS Holdings factory — which also assembles clothing for Top Shop — make just $6 a day for their efforts. “When they talk about women and empowerment, this is just for the foreigners,” one worker says. “They want the foreigners to think everything is OK.” That’s cold, Bey.

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