Kim Kardashian, or Kim Kardashian West if you prefer more of a mouthful, isn’t exactly known for partaking in meaningful causes. Unless you count her nude selfies as an act of feminism, which many do not. And so, with the Wall Street Journal‘s decision to print an ad by a Turkish entity called Fact Check Armenia that diminished the level of severity of the genocide has found Kardashian a viable concern.
And, naturally, after Bey’s release of Lemonade, everyone is trying to get back into the limelight in some way. And while, yes, Kardashian has visited Armenia in a plunging neckline jumpsuit to visit the site of the genocide memorial, it goes without saying that there is a certain ulterior motive in her speaking up about this overtly egregious advertisement.
The full-page expression of absurdity culls deliberate quotes from Armenians, including one from former prime minister Hovhannes Katchaznouni, stating, “We ought to have used peaceful language with the Turks, but we did not.” The overt contortion of the truth, one that saw the death of approximately 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, is, as Kardashian remarks, “shameful.” The reality TV star and wife of Kanye went on to say, “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?” For once, the dame actually sounds eloquent. Could this be the Kardashian of the future?