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.