Kim Kardashian took to her blog on Monday to speak out about her now controversial Cosmo Turkey cover.
The cover girl wrote:
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 run 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 so as an Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover (pic above.)
I have an amazing relationship with Cosmopolitan magazine. 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 in an accomplishment.
Very professionally put, Kimmy.
[Image courtesy of Cosmo.]
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The Armenian National Committee of America is on the attack after getting wind of Kim Kardashian's Turkish Cosmo cover dramz.
The group's executive director Aram Hamparian said:
"It's disrespectful to Kim Kardashian and to all Armenians for the publishers of Cosmopolitan to use her image, without her permission, on the month we mark Turkey's genocide against the Armenian people. Instead of trying to turn a profit in Turkey by callously featuring a cover photo of a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors in its April issue, Cosmopolitan should find creative ways to educate its readers about the Turkish government's shameful effort to cover up this atrocity."
So far, the only comment Cosmo has made is:
“Kim Kardashian is one of our favorite cover girls. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph her for the Cosmopolitan editions worldwide."
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Cosmo has one angry Kardashian on their hands.
The reality star recently appeared on the cover of the mag's Turkish edition, but according to those closest to Kim she was never told about it.
As we all know, Kim is Armenian and has been very vocal about Turkey committing genocide on the Armenian people, which is why she's pissed.
The sources say Cosmo failed to mention the Turkish issue on the list of international covers she'd be appearing on and even if they did, Kim would have never approved.
Sounds to us like mag's got a lot of explaining to do.
[Image courtesy of Cosmo.]
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