Kim Kardashian Slams Deniers Of Armenian Genocide In NY Times Ad
Kim Kardashian West might mainly be known for taking topless selfies, but the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star just proved she cares about much more than looking bangin’ in a bikini, taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times slamming a Wall Street Journal ad from April which denied the Armenian genocide.
In a statement she originally posted on her blog, the 35 year-old questions WSJ‘s moral integrity and denounces the publication for publishing the ad.
‘For the Wall Street Journal to publish something like this is reckless, upsetting and dangerous. It’s one thing when a crappy tabloid profits from a made-up scandal, but for a trusted publication like WSJ to profit from genocide – it’s shameful and unacceptable,’ Kardashian West wrote.
WSJ had previously defended their decision to publish the ad, funded by Pro-turkey group Turkic Platform, in a statement earlier this year saying they, “accept a wide range of advertisements, including those with provocative viewpoints.”
Kardashian West however, argues publishing an ad denying the genocide is ‘spreading lies’ and that the publication would never have accepted an ad questioning the Holocaust or 9/11.
‘Advocating the denial of a genocide by the country responsible for it — that’s not publishing a ‘provocative viewpoint,’ that’s spreading lies…it’s totally morally irresponsible and, most of all, it’s dangerous. If this had been an ad denying the Holocaust, or pushing some 9/11 conspiracy theory, would it have made it to print?’
The reality star’s bold move has seen her gain a wave of positive comments on social media.
— Aram Hamparian (@ANCA_DC) 17. September 2016
Below the lengthy comment in the selfie queen’s ad, the Armenian community thanks West for her support in ‘bringing awareness to the denial of the Armenian genocide’.
Over 1.5 million Armenians were systematically exterminated by the Ottoman Government in 1915, however, to this day, both Turkey and the US have not officially recognized the massacre.
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