We often don’t think of Kim Kardashian as being political–or engaging in political conversations. But The Wall Street Journal made her so angry about an article they published that denied the Armenian genocide with a full-page ad in April, so she decided to that she respond by taking out a full page ad in the New York Times as retribution. We can’t actually blame her.
I’ll be upfront and say I really don’t like the Kardashians. I don’t get the appeal–and perhaps it’s because I just don’t like or enjoy reality TV. Drama in any form gets under my skin in the worst way possible. But it was also hard for me to ignore how truly spot-on Kardashian is in this instant–and it’s important to say so, especially considering her vast influence.
This past Saturday, her ad appeared. In it, Kardashian wrote that she and her family are “no strangers to BS in the press.” This, however, was different, as it literally denied that nearly 1.5 million Armenians were murdered over the course of a year (from 1915 to 1916) by the Ottoman government. And you know, that’s a terrible thing to imply. She wrote:
“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 accused the newspaper of spreading lies, and called for Turkey to be held accountable for the Ottoman government’s actions. She also urged the U.S. government to recognize the Armenian genocide. Erasing history is never OK to do, especially for a major magazine and media outlet, so I’m grateful to Kardashian for speaking out.
Read what she wrote below:
— Aram Hamparian (@ANCA_DC) September 17, 2016