Kim Kardashian Armenian Genocide Protest President Obama

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.

Read the rest of my blog post here.

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.

kim

Comments (81)

  1. butterfly  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    Well said Kim!! My thoughts and prayers are with all Armenians as well. I’m Armenian American too. God Bless. xoxo

  2. butterfly  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    My grandmother was lucky enough to escape and came over when she 2 yrs. old. You know my grandmother and your grandmother were cousins. Your grandmother and father would come to Fresno for the Family reunions and celebrations, you know?

  3. ~*~ DáMary ~*~  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    Well Said Doll, proud of you Kimmie…. Besos.

  4. afghan beauty  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    So proud of you Kim, because u r really proud of your armenian culture!! lool Love uuuuuu

  5. nancys0fresh  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    and this is why i love you so much. you have such a big heart and its seriously really inspiring! i will forever be one of yours fans.

  6. Athena  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    Wow this gave me the chills.. U Rock Kimmie! XO

  7. Athena  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    RiP to all who passed.. Prayers!

  8. babydoll7  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this horrific time.

  9. jamie11  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    u was never in armenia and got all the opportunities to be there in a minute…so i clearly doubt your strong connections to armenia…its not about the genocide but i think its sad that you say things that u dont really mean….and u nothing know about..

    • niknac99  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

      You are very ignorant to make a comment like this.Why does she have to be in Armenia to know her roots. I am Armenian as well but never been there but heart aches for my people and I am proud to be Armenian. For her to post this and open doors for Genocide to be recognized is huge. Keep ur negative attitude to yourself. I can’t stand negative hateful ppl like you who don’t see the good in anything.

      Kim, you are amazing and you have a big heart we love and appreciate all that you. xoxo

    • kahu2008  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2011

      I semi agree with you there jamie11
      Like when the turkey ran her story in that mag deep down it didn’t bother her as long as she got paid for the story itself money money money !.
      But i think it’s awsome of her to put this on her blog and be proud.
      This story makes me so sad. And if kim can at least help people to understand
      then good on her :)

      • jamila1990  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2011

        I fully agree with jamie11. If she cared that much, she would have gone to Armenia by now, a super poor country, and tried to help the people. I love Kim, but when it comes to this, I think all of you are really blind. I can guarantee that if you asked Kim “What’s the capital of Armenia?” she’d have to pull out her blackberry and look it up. I’ve been to both Armenia and Turkey and can say they coexist peacefully and are both great places. It’s really the Armenians in the U.S. who make a fuss about this, Armenians in actual Armenia have moved on. But of course, Kim wouldn’t know that. Despite all her resources at her disposal, she hasnt even bothered to go.

        • sev sev3  |   Posted on Apr 25th, 2011

          You are truly ignorant if you believe it is just the Armenians in the U.S. who “make a fuss.” Armenians cannot live very freely in Turkey. You should look up the name Hrant Dink and see what comes up to enlighten yourself. Look at the Armenians in Canada, Europe and all over the rest of the World….I believe the Americans aren’t the only ones “making a fuss.” You should probably get your facts right because it is a big deal.

  10. lucyinsparkles  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2011

    Hey Kim ,
    I just wanted to let you now that your a major role model in me life and you just made me love you even more than I did before. However, I used to believe that you weren’t as Armenian oriented as I thought you were. You have proved your point and I’m very proud of you. Nevertheless, you may or may not read this comment that I’m leaving on your blog but, I want you to know that you have always been my big luscious idol and you always will be. Love you, ;)
    Love,

    Lucy Petrosyan

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