That’s because she’s of Armenian descent and this is the month Armenians remember those who died in the Armenian Genocide. Between 1915 and 1923 an estimated one and a half million Armenians were slaughtered by the Ottoman Empire (now modern Turkey). Turkey has long denied the “genocide” and refuses to acknowledge it or apologize.
Kim took to her blog to criticize the magazine, writing, “When I did this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey was planning to run my story on their cover THIS month, considering Genocide Remembrance Day is this month.”
Kim Kardashian says she is very proud of her Armenian heritage, blogging “My Armenian heritage means a lot to me and I've been brought up to be incredibly proud of my family's background and culture, so as an Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover.”
Kim hopes the magazine kerfuffle helps create awareness about the horrific genocide that occurred nearly 100 years ago.
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