The reality star is of Armenian-American and her appearance on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmo comes as an unfortunate coincidence as the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turks is celebrated this month.
Kim Kardashian was reportedly “very affected” to see the cover of the Turkish version of Cosmopolitan.
This Monday, Kardashian addressed the controversy on her blog: “I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month.
Cosmopolitan Magazine has a number of international editions all around the world that run in various territories, and when I did this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey was planning to turn my story on their cover THIS month, considering Genocide Remembrance Day is this month.”
“My Armenian heritage means a lot to me and I’ve been brought up to be incredibly proud of my family’s background and culture,” she continued. “So as an Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover.”
Kim concluded on a peaceful note: “World-over, Cosmo is known as a fun and inspiring magazine for women of all races, shapes, sizes, regardless of their political beliefs and I really hope that if I can bring awareness to the issue, then this is an accomplishment.”