Kim Kardashian got the House to recognize the Armenian genocide for the first time

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Kim Kardashian believes that the ends justify the means. Kim has made a conscious choice during the Trump administration: her choice is to cozy up to Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump and Republicans in general and allow them to use her fame and celebrity so that she can achieve certain political goals. She gives Donald Trump a touch of glamour and celebrity-acceptance (which he’s always craved) and in return, she gets justice reform initiatives and Trump pardons whoever she wants. That’s not all Kim wanted: she also wanted the American government to formally acknowledge the Armenian genocide between 1915 and 1923. The US government has withheld condemnation for the genocide for fear of pissing off Turkey, because the Turkish government still claims (to this day) that the genocide is fake news. Well, even though Trump is buddies with Turkish President Erdoğan, Kim Kardashian managed to get the Armenian genocide recognized by the American government.

Reality TV superstar and prison reform advocate Kim Kardashian West is calling on Congress to vote on a bipartisan bill about recognizing the Armenian Genocide that saw some 1.5 million Armenians slaughtered during the Ottoman Empire a century ago. The Turkish government disputes that a genocide took place and has long fought efforts for the US to formally recognize the mass murders.

Kardashian West tweeted to more than 62 million followers Tuesday: “This is personal for me, and millions of Armenians who descended from genocide survivors. Call Congress and tell them it’s time to act!” The House passed the bipartisan resolution later Tuesday 405-11 that recognizes the genocide and memorializes its victims.

“There can be no denial of the Armenian genocide, which is evidenced by historical documentation and the emotional scars still borne by the descendants of its survivors,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on the House floor. “It was a campaign of ethnic cleansing, committed by the Ottoman Empire during and after the first World War, and it led to the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians, alongside other targeted groups.”

The resolution emphasizes “education and public understanding” about America’s humanitarian and financial aid during and after the crisis. It also formally rejects any “denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide.”

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff, vice chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.). “We cannot pick and choose which crimes against humanity are convenient to speak about,” Schiff (D-Calif.) said. “We cannot cloak our support for human rights in euphemisms. We cannot be cowed into silence by a foreign power.”

[From Page Six]

Was this solely because of Kim? No. People have been working on this since the ‘90s. It’s asinine that no one – not Republicans or Democrats – could push it through for years. Of course, the timing was just right in this situation, because President Erdoğan is currently overseeing another genocide, this time of ethnic Kurds. Republicans and Democrats could come together at this moment to condemn a historical atrocity because Erdoğan is currently pwning Donald Trump. That being said, Kim continues to give politicians “cover” because of her platform and exposure. Kim deserves some credit for pushing this, absolutely. Anyway… I’m actually looking forward to what else Kim Kardashian can do politically.

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  1. Hannah says:

    I’d look forward to it more if she would address the fact that her husband said Democrats are brainwashing black Americans and forcing them to abort their children. Oh and not even knowing the difference between plan b and abortion.

    Makes it hard for me to be excited for the things she’ll do.

    • Call_me_al says:

      Kim is a separate person from Kanye. He is an adult, and she has no control over what he does. He has also confirmed that he suffers from chronic mental illness. She must live according to her values no matter what Kanye does.

      • Sonia says:

        Give me a f’n break. She’s out there galavanting at his cult services every Sunday and enabling him.

      • Hannah says:

        She aligns herself with him when it’s convenient and yet does nothing to speak out against his mistruths.

      • Esq.espres says:

        I agree with you. Shaming women because men can’t keep their shit together is a major problem.

      • Call_me_Al says:

        Sonia, maybe you have never been in a relationship with an addict or mentally ill person; in fact, I hope you have not. Sometimes, it is hard for the spouse of the ill person to believe what is happening; sometimes, the spouse feels he or she must do things that are embarrassing in order to keep the ill person from going even farther off the rails. Kim’s choices are her responsibility; Kanye’s are his and don’t necessarily speak to Kim’s preferences or character.
        You are in effect minimizing Kanye’s responsibility for his own actions by blaming Kim.

      • softtoothbrush says:

        +1

    • Tourmaline says:

      To religious fundamentalists like Kim’s husband Kanye is emerging as, Plan B is the same as abortion. Birth control pills are the same as abortion. IUDs are the same as abortion.

    • Penny says:

      You’re not Armenian Hannah, so this isn’t personal to you. But it is personal to me. And it’s personal to Kim. It’s something I thought might never happen because of the US friendship with Turkey so…this is step in the right direction. I still hate Trump. This changes nothing in that regard

    • SKF says:

      I don’t think she should constantly be held to account to her mentally unstable husband’s asinine statements. She obviously doesn’t agree with him. And is anything he says believed by anyone? Most people just see it as the unhinged ranting that it is. When my bipolar friend was unmedicated and in a bad state, he sometimes thought he was Jesus and tried to heal people and would randomly break into fake bible verse. He is an atheist and always has been. I think most people see this as what it is.

      I think this is incredible. Good for her. Working with those loathsome people is something I would struggle to do; but she saw an opportunity to work on her agenda has gotten a lot done, so good for her!

      On a side note… her poor face. Why has she done this?? She was so beautiful. She looks awful here. It’s sad.

    • Alex says:

      Agree with everything you said and it helps me feel better that she’s really starting to look like Michael Jackson during his mugshot days

  2. frizz says:

    This is long overdue. I am hoping this is sincere on Kim’s part and not a stunt.

    I’m not sure if you realize but “butt buddies” can be interpreted as a slur on gay men. That’s how I’ve always heard it used.

    • huncamunca says:

      why would it be insincere?

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      She has been highlighting the Armenian genocide for years, long before the Trump administration. Why would it be insincere? She is proud of her Armenian heritage and this is of vital importance to Armenian people.

    • Joanna says:

      It might seem insincere because she doesn’t seem torecognize her heritage that much unless it can get her publicity. Most people don’t know she’s Armenian. She filmed her kids getting baptized in Armenia. Just another storyline imo.

  3. Fluffy Donuts says:

    Trump’s face looks like he’s thinking “woman with boobs using big words, I’m confused”.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ha! And here was I, only going to say he was obviously copping an eyeful… Well said, Fluffy Donuts!

  4. grabbyhands says:

    I mean, acknowledging it is good – but this still is just an empty gesture that will cost him nothing. 45 is in deep with a genocidal lunatic, so you know this was approved from on high for some kind of payoff that will no doubt be unearthed at some point. This ends justifies the means bullshit is going to come back and haunt everyone.

    And please, once again she picks low hanging fruit and everyone is falling all over themselves to praise her supposed altruism. How long until we hear another baby voiced press conference praising a dictator? I mean, why stop at normalizing 45 for press when you can go international? This is all part of the long grift. This family does NOTHING that doesn’t immediately serve their purpose of fame. Nothing.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Yeah, I saw this and was like, “Does this acknowledgement even do anything?” Calling out genocide is good and all, but what will this call out mean? Does it provide special status or protection?

      Am also a little disturbed by the cognitive dissonance around the Trump administration acknowledging Turkey’s genocide of one group while ignoring another (The kurds) which is currently happening. Seems a bit like a distraction tactic.

      • Lightpurple says:

        It does nothing because it has only passed the House. McConnell has scheduled nothing on this issue

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “Trump administration acknowledging Turkey’s genocide of one group while ignoring another (The kurds) which is currently happening.”

        THIS!!!!! Fantastic point, and really important.

    • huncamunca says:

      It may have been an empty gesture on his part, but I guarantee you it is not “empty” for those who have been begging our government for decades to acknowledge this genocide for what it was. It’s actually a big deal, much as it chaps my ass to give Trump any positive feedback.

    • Dani says:

      It brings AWARENESS and that is one step in the right direction.

    • Megan says:

      Kim does not get credit for this. Congress has been trying to pass this resolution for 35 years. Since Turkey is poised to commit another genocide, the House finally had the votes to pass it.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Exactly!

        As I posted down thread…

        What has happened is our relationship with Turkey changed. That’s what was previously holding this up. We needed their cooperation in regards to the Kurds/Syria. They didn’t want us to pass this legislation. Since we have changed our “strategy” in that area, and we have a President who doesn’t understand/care about international relations, those factors allowed this to happen.

      • ME says:

        Exactly plus let’s not forget that the Dems who have been pushing for this for years have enough of a majority now. Kim gets no credit for this – ridiculous.

      • jmacky says:

        Thank you. So many people have been working for years on this and she gets the credit for their work? Social media writes over all other conversations?

        Kim is using the Trump Admin as much as they are using her. This and her homeschool law school–she’s got her eye on political power too. She and Kanye see the White House as a feasible future goal with their alliance to Trump and kinship as reality stars. People need to stop being sycophants around her.

      • Jena says:

        Kim has not taken credit for this AT ALL. She was happy about it but she is not at all at fault. She is smartly working on one issue with the White House- Criminal Justice.

  5. Spicecake38 says:

    One of my best friends is Armenian,and if it wasn’t for her I would have not known of the Armenian genocide.
    It is long overdue to recognize this terrible part of history so overlooked by America due to our relationship with Turkey.

    • manda says:

      I learned about it when I read a Kurt Vonnegut book called Bluebeard. The main character was a survivor of the genocide and described it vividly. I read it at age 26. Had never heard of the genocide ever until that time. I am now 42. Very much agree that our country should never have overlooked this history to appease turkey

  6. huncamunca says:

    It’s almost odd, isn’t it, that the best model of bipartisanship in the Trump era is . . . Kim K? But seriously, after years of everyone calling her vapid and self-absorbed, I’m glad to see her using her influence to advocate for issues that are important to her and impact other people’s lives.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      You give her too much credit. Adam Schiff has been pushing for this legislation for years. This didn’t start or happen because of Kim, she’s just there to celebrate at the finish line.

      • ME says:

        @ Tiffany

        Exactly. All Kim did was tweet about the genocide. She had nothing to do with the Bill being passed. It’s been in the works for a while now. Same with Prison Reform. So many have been working on it long before Kim…she showed up at the finish line just like you said.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Thank you! Yes Adam Schiff a major Congressional leader was a moving force behind this, he represents an area of LA with a large Armenian-American population, it is ridiculous to give credit to Kim.

  7. Soupie says:

    OK so let me get this straight we’ve got a country full of for-profit prisons and here’s a rich person trying to get other rich people to reform the prisons so that they’re no longer privatized and profit seeking. It’s disingenuous – actually pretty dam- clueless.

    As for the Armenian genocide, let’s also include Native Americans whom our own government almost completely annihilated and still compromises to this day. The examples are too numerous to mention.

    And what about the Yemenis, the Kurds, etc.??

    • Dorothy says:

      She could’ve mentioned and advocated for all including The American Indians, BLM. And all of this coming from a very proud and unapologetic culture vulture is more than rich. But just like the trumps, those Kardashians are nothing without their fans and their fans will look over anything so that they can keep on liking them

    • Lightpurple says:

      Those are the points Representative Omar made when she voted “present.”

      • xi tang says:

        Omar is getting a lot of shit for this. I would have preferred if she voted Yes and added a statement. But still, she made a very good point and people rather be angry with her instead of having a nuanced discussion.
        The vote was gonna pass anyway so Omar’s vote really didn’t matter. Unfortunately conservatives are attacking her and liberals like to eat their own as per the usual.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Yes, Xi Tang, conservatives are all over her vote while completely ignoring her statement and they’re falsely accusing her for her reasons for that vote. Meanwhile, the Senate does nothing

      • Niaa says:

        She has ties to Turkey. She was one of the few democrats to also not vote against Kurdish ethnic cleansing. I don’t care about about whataboutism when an actual genocide is happening. This is highly hypocritical of Omar.

    • Taylor says:

      Are you also the person that sees Black Lives Matter protests and is like, “BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THESE OTHER LIVES?!” F*cking A, I wish people could actually focus for once rather than think about how something like this doesn’t benefit THEM. It is ok, this will not take away any time that you are devoting to changing anything- you can do the work that matters to you and other people can do the work that matters to them….

    • SKF says:

      This is whataboutism at its finest. We are never going to solve all problems and right all wrongs in one go. To expect as much is ridiculous. If you win one battle of many, you are still allowed to celebrate that win. That win doesn’t mean the war is won or the fight is finished, but it does mean some ground has been gained. This is incredibly meaningful for many people and has long been fought for. Let them have a moment. Yes, there are many other atrocities, past and present, that need to be addressed. We are all aware of that. That doesn’t mean we should take an all or nothing approach. Yeesh.

  8. naomipaige99 says:

    Yawn! So, what, she’s trying to make good, to help us forget she only became famous for a sex tape?

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      If only the things we did 15 years ago were the only things we could ever do or be known for for the rest of our lives
      Sounds like you don’t want women to grow or develop and kinda sex shaming at the same time
      This can only be seen as a good thing

    • Call_me_al says:

      You sound very misogynistic.

  9. Abby says:

    You know what, good for her. I’m not a fan of the kardashians or Kanye, but I think this is important. It’s a good use of her platform, and meaningful considering her heritage.

    I am embarrassed that only in the last few years did I learn of this genocide, and I’m 35 years old. More exposure of it and an acknowledgement from our government is a good thing. I’m also glad she’s sticking her neck out for prison reform.

    Keep on Kim!

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Cheap words from him, because how many world leaders don‘t consider him an idiot? And she’s standing too close to the Trumpos and Kushners for me to give her any points today. Mind you, she might just be taking advantage of her White House cred while she can.

    • Sonia says:

      The only reason she has “white glide cred” is because her husband is a full on MAGA cult member.

      • Dorothy says:

        Exactly but her Stans have a hard time accepting it..clearly.As long as she legitimizes Kanye By actively participating in his antics, And cozying up to MAGAS to get her genocide acknowledged while ignoring the ones happening in our country right now is no big deal who cares Another self-serving Kardashian momentn-Like this woman can’t even keep her hands off of other people’s cultures and she’s out here being indignant it’s rich

      • Joanna says:

        @Dorothy, 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 YES! She’s married to a POC but you never see her using her platform to speak about racism. I feel the US should acknowledge slavery was wrong, why doesn’t she work on that?!

    • AnnaKist says:

      Sonia and Dorothy, I completely agree with you. I cannot abide these people, with their faux concern to curry favour with whomever will give them the best return.

  11. I am equal parts glad this finally passed and sad this is what American politics has descended to.
    Like how hard was it to publicly recognize historical fact? It took a reality show character to give it a push? Good on her though, she has one hell of a platform.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It wasn’t a reality star’s push that got this done. Legislators have been working on this for over a decade!!!

      What has happened is our relationship with Turkey changed. That’s what was previously holding this up. We needed their cooperation in regards to the Kurds/Syria. They didn’t want us to pass this legislation. Since we have changed our “strategy” in that area, and we have a President who doesn’t understand/care about international relations, those factors allowed this to happen.

  12. serena says:

    I’m glad her status helped in making the Armenian genocide recognized.. and the timing it’s also meaningful as people would, hopefully, give attention to the Kurds’ situation and, again wishful thinking, help them.

  13. bub244 says:

    Something nice: Robert Kardashian would be proud.

  14. Ceecu33 says:

    Listening to her talk is nails on a chalkboard. I bet it sounded something like this, “Like omg seriously guys it’s like so bad and people died and it’s just ridiculous like seriously. We like seriously need to help them omg.” The house voted unanimously because they wanted her to quit talking. Haha I know I’m terrible, but this is celebitchy not celenicey

    • ME says:

      That photo of her at the White House was from months ago regarding Prison Reform. She was there with a group of people but she’s the one that got to speak because she’s famous. The speech she gave was short and not well thought out (she even admitted she didn’t come prepared). It was on their show last week. With regards to this new Bill being passed, she did not go to the White House about this. She tweeted about it. That’s all. But of course she gets all the credit as per usual. Just like people saying big butts and “Bo Derek” braids were only “in style” because of Kim. Yeah ok.

  15. Angie says:

    Good for her and good for Schiff for pushing this for years. This was a brutal and horrific genocide and even more sadly almost no one knows what happened to these poor people. Credit where credit is due.

    • skeptical says:

      Yes. This.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      But “credit where credit is due” should NOT include someone who simply tweeted about the legislation 24 hours before the vote. This took much longer to put together, years! A change in relationship between US and Turkey! That did not involve Kim at all. I totally agree about giving proper credit, but directing it towards Kardashian does not follow that rule.

  16. so says:

    The only people Trump will listen nowadays : dictators he admires and reality TV stars he finds hot. I cry for the USA :(

  17. jenner says:

    How could politics get more corrupt? Enter: the Kardashians.

  18. No Doubt says:

    I just can’t take her efforts seriously when she’s married to a trump supporting, woman-hating, egotistical douche bag. Practice what you preach Kim.

    • Call_me_Al says:

      She is not responsible for another person’s behavior. Has your partner ever acted like a complete ass at a party? Could you stop him or her?

      • To build on that analogy— would you continue to stand next to that person at the party? Would you smile and wait for the next invitation to a higher profile party?

        Yea, no one can stop anyone hell bent on being an ass, but when ones entire family continues to profit from the connection to said ass…

      • Call_me_al says:

        Allkinds, I get what you are saying, I’m just saying Kim’s recent actions regarding prison reform stand alone.