‘Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide,’ Says Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian calls for Genocide recognition by US

LOS ANGELES—Kim Kardashian posted a blog note and sent a tweet to 7.2 million of her fans urging the United States government to recognize the Armenian Genocide and encouraging her fans to join the Resurrection and Recognition: National Day of Prayer on April 24.

The tweet will amplify the voices calling on Obama to recognize the Armenian Genocide, among who are Grammy Award-winning artist and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and the Armenian National Committee of America.

“We applaud Kim Kardashian for calling on our government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.  Americans of good conscience want to see an end to the cycle of genocide and to do that, we have to start by calling evil by its name, and that’s why we will be protesting President Obama’s visit to California” said ANCA-Western Region Board chairman, Andrew Kzirian.

Kardashian’s tweet was clear and concise: “It’s time to recognize the Armenian Genocide”
 
This is not the first time Kardashian has called on the U.S. Government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.  In 2010, Kardashian called on Speaker Pelosi to schedule a vote on H.Res 252, the Armenian Genocide resolution.  In that message, she said “It’s time for America to speak openly and honestly about this horrible crime against humanity, and the only way this will happen is if WE speak up first.”

Below is the text of her blog post and Tweet:

My family and I are incredibly proud of our heritage. My dad taught me a lot about Armenian culture, and I have a strong connection with my roots.  Every year, I honor the memory of the martyrs who were killed during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Even though so many countries around the world recognize the Genocide, the government of Turkey still denies it.

It happened before Rwanda, Darfur, and the Holocaust. Maybe none of those other genocides would have happened if more nations had condemned the Armenian Genocide, when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred.

Some people might wonder why I’m talking about history on my blog. And that’s what I’m trying to show…it’s not history. Until this crime is resolved truthfully and fairly, the Armenian people will live with the pain of what happened to their families and the fear of what might happen again to their homeland. So out of respect for all those innocent people that died, I’m putting a spotlight on it today.

Today, thousands of Armenians will come together in Los Angeles to protest against the denial of the genocide and urge the United States government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. I hope that I can bring some attention to this today.

And, this year, April 24 falls on Easter Sunday. Armenians are the first Christian Nation in the world, and almost everyone will be in church to celebrate Easter. Even on this really happy day, we’re going to be remembering the Genocide.

There’s going to be a National Day of Prayer in churches across America to celebrate Easter and commemorate the Genocide.

My thoughts and prayers are with all my fellow Armenians on this really important day. I stand proud with you always.

28 Responses

for “‘Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide,’ Says Kim Kardashian”

  1. Kirk says:

    This is true patriotism.
    No matter what kind of business she is involved in,she just takes advantage of her power,popularity and the opportunity to promote Armenian causes in technologically modern and effective way.
    We need more Kardashians.

    • Josh says:

      Its too bad she doesn’t feel the same for other atrocities. She’s currently praising Bahrain, while they systematically censor and murder the population as they attempt the overthrow the corrupt King.

  2. ST. ECHMIADZIN says:

    WE NEED MORE ARMENIANS LIKE KIM KARDASHIAN, SERJ TANKIAN. WHERE IS ANDRE AGHASI ? I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM DO ANYTHING FOR HIS NATION .

  3. hye4life says:

    bravo Kim

  4. Garo says:

    Bravo kim. I am so proud of you as millions of armenians are with your twitt. I wish more Armenian celebrities followed your footstep. I am sure your dad in heaven felt very proud of you as well, for his upbringing of his children as good armenians.Again, thanks and kudos to you

  5. [...] Kim Kardashian posted a blog note and sent a tweet to 7.2 million of her fans urging the United States government to recognize the Armenian Genocide and encouraging her fans to join the Resurrection and Recognition: National Day of Prayer on April 24, reports Asbarez.com. [...]

  6. Zograp says:

    You are doing good job keep going Kim Kardashian , all the best to you

  7. Randy says:

    YES!

  8. anonymous says:

    As an Armenian, i am not at all suprised at some of these comments. I dont have anything against Kim, my point is the only reason Armenians are admiring her and commanding her is solely because she is Armenian, i bet you if Kim wasnt Armenian these people would be ripping her to shreds and calling Kim all kinds of names. But because she has an Armenian last name Armenians do their typical “shoghokordutiun”, and i would apply this same statement to Serj Tankian also.

  9. Z says:

    Time for Kim to get an armenian boyfriend, time for kim to visit armenia/artsakh…

  10. Hrant K. says:

    Courageously and intelligently you have responded to the piracy of the Turkish Cosmopolitan
    magazin, who have abused your picture and celebrital profile to coduct a lucrative cheap shot to sell more
    issues. But they have forgotten the inner power and phoenician reemergence of the armenian defensive
    counterattack to the turkish low standards! Even from a weak looking, “melted pot infested thought” AmericanArmenian Kims! Two thumbs up to you Kim . You aren’t just on the thrown of Hollywood
    Celebs, but a very stark reminder of our honorable President to execute his campagn pledge and use the Genocide word and not “Medz Yeghern” on his April 24 speech and stop being
    blackmailed by the turkish embassy, ministry of defence and turkophile circles in D.C.!

  11. Hrant K. says:

    President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery to make Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” come true
    thru you dear President Obama. Don’t allow the Turks with their NeoOttoman bullies to rechain your
    free humanitarian values! We still insist and hope, that something better is awaiting us, and yes we do have the courage to reach for that thing as Kim Kardashian has dared!

  12. Albert K. says:

    Kim, I admire to your courage, patriotism and sacrifice for our nation. The Armenian Genocide will be recognized very soon: It is already resurrected with the resurrection of our nation.This is due to courageous Armenians who are ready to sacrifice for our sacred
    cause.Kim, God bless you keep up the sacred work and we are all in support to your leadership.

  13. Truth hurts says:

    If we’re relying on an individual who sells her soul in the form of sex tapes and cheap reality shows to speak on our behalf, then we the Armenian people are a lost cause! Kardashian doesn’t speak Armenian, doesn’t portray our family values, we don’t need her! We have our own genocide…Armenians who have lost themselves – have you seen how many are marrying odars? Not to mention all those who sleep around before marriage, and the many who can’t read/write Armenian. I despise what we’ve become, let’s all march on mass and call for the restoration of our culture!

  14. manooshag says:

    Kim, your words, your voice, joining to speak our against the horrors of Gencide which perpetrators continue to
    use against innocents… and why not! Turk perpetrators have not been brought to face their crimes – are getting away with slaughters, rapes, tortures as only devised of the turkic mind – still in 2011.
    Thus perpetrators in pursuit of their goals are the winners… Victims – are the losers!!
    Recently the memorial site created by American citizens for our President Woodrow Wilson has been demeaned and abused via Turkish funds. Seems the Turk leaderships felt compelled to pursue this action since they know of President Wilson’s efforts and support for the Armenians. Funny thing, they can recall this stance of President Wilson… but their memory fails when Turk leaderships are in denials and cannot recall the Turkish Genocide perpetrated against Armenian nation!

  15. jack says:

    thank you kim and kardashian family

  16. Zareh Sahakian says:

    To me, Kim Kardashian’s value today lies in more than just educating, literally, millions of people about the Armenian Genocide, but her unflinching demonstration to the world that she is proud of belonging to the Armenian nation. This can boost or ignite the feelings of asserting one’s Armenian heritage among the new generation. How many people have we met, or heard of, who are somewhat ashamed of being Armenian or having Armenian roots? how many have changed their names not because they are actors or artists but are ordinary people who want to have nothing to do with being Armenian.

    Bravo to Kim K!

  17. Fred says:

    Her Surname is so fitting. For it was a master stone mason who carved out that beutifull face. Her devotion to her nation is admirable and puts a lot of Armenians to shame.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I never liked her but its pretty admirable for her to write that, she is one of the most famous women in the world, shes always backed off from saying something, but its pretty brave of her.. Media didnt cover it btw

    • sebouh nazarian of australia says:

      what a negative person your are…be grateful…what have you ever done as big as what she has done??

  19. sebouh nazarian of australia says:

    Your are the best Kim Kardashian……God Bless you and your family

  20. Hripsime says:

    Thank you Kim, We are proud of you!

  21. Hrant K. says:

    How to let media cover Kim Kardashian’s announcement? I suggest Kim you simply talk about

    the Armenian Genocide with your mother , sisters, their boyfriends, your stepfather in your shows on E, and

    make or convince your directors to agree to that! Also (deep inside your heart) try not to rule out finding

    an Armenian boyfriend or even a husband, when and if you finally decide to settle down! That way you’d

    make your father in heaven and the Armenian nation even prouder! I also suggest , one day, you place

    some flowers on the memorial sites of our 1.5 Million Genocide Martyrs in Montebello,CA and the

    Dzidzernagapert Memorial in Yerevan, as Cher once did!!!!

  22. Necati Genis says:

    Ms. Kim Kardashian ,

    I am so sorry to tell you but It looks like you are misleaded by your father . Yes, sometimes real is painful.
    How about reading a little about history ? or coming to Turkey and see on site ? I would be so glad to meet all the cost of your expenses including air tickets.

    Another way: make up a neutral international committe consist of historians and open all archives ??

    If you do not have any answer , please stop commenting and do your business.

    Greetings to Ray J.

  23. The truth says:

    @Necati Genis

    I’m sorry to tell you, but everything you have ever learned in turk school was bullshit.

    Your government has been exposed countless times as facists, liers and scum. They have spread terrorism to every country that has ever tried to accept what happend. Just recently, they did so to France.

    The only place you will be taught about the turkish lies is in turkey. The Armenia Genocide is taught in all other countrys. You prove the point of this article. It’s sick, turkish trash like you that are why the Armenians can’t move forward.

    By the way, you should have figured out by now this “Archive” thing is turkish propaganda :P

    Peace mother fucker

  24. The truth says:

    @Necati Genis

    I’m sorry to tell you, but everything you have ever learned in turk school was BS.

    Your government has been exposed countless times as facists, liers and scum. They have spread terrorism to every country that has ever tried to accept what happend. Just recently, they did so to France.

    The only place you will be taught about the turkish lies is in turkey. The Armenia Genocide is taught in all other countrys. You prove the point of this article. It’s sick, turkish trash like you that are why the Armenians can’t move forward.

    By the way, you should have figured out by now this “Archive” thing is turkish propaganda :P

    Peace criminal

  25. mary says:

    i love you kim !!!! good job for doing that and i hope one day you and your incredible family could visit armenia !!!!!!!! please that will mean alot !!over 900 people that i know agrreed with that !! you aare an incredibe woman and so is your sisters!!!!! i will pray for your sins!!!!!! your just amazing!!!!!! i love you

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