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Armenian Group

SLAMS Cosmo

Over Kim K Cover

4/11/2011 7:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The largest Armenian group in America is lashing out at Cosmo for featuring Kim Kardashian on the cover of their Turkish edition ... calling the move "disrespectful" to Kim and "all Armenians."

Armenian National Committee of America
Aram Hamparian -- executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America -- tells TMZ, "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."

Hamparian continues, "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."

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106.

Sloane    

I THINK IT WAS A SENSITIVE ISSUE FOR HER DECEASED FATHER

WHICH MAKES IT MATTER TO HER

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT

1109 days ago
107.

sean    

iS THIS REALLY THE BIGGEST NEWS STORY TONIGHT??? LOL

1109 days ago
108.

jessica    

wow it is amazing how pathetic this b$$$$ is. she always has a problem with her photoshoots, but whats the most important is that she always ENDs up loving them. oh yeah and she always ends up being proud of her work and her naked ass on every cover, because at the end of the day she got paid for it.

1109 days ago
109.

cbr    

I bet she wasn't crying when the turkish bought her sex tape.

1109 days ago
110.

Alen    

You idiots, its funny how you say "who cares about turkey and armenia, we have enough of our own problems here." Why don't you idiots write letters to OUR government when we have so much **** going on here but were still invading countries we have no business in. You F*****G bigots.

1109 days ago
111.

Lusine    

FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DIDN’T HAPPEN, MAY YOU PLEASE SHUT UP!!! LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING. HOW DO YOU BRING A PROOF OF SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DESTORYED? HOW DO YOU BRING ARCHIVES THAT REPORT THE HAPPENINGS OF THE GENOCIDE WHEN THERE ARE ALMOST NONE LEFT. I AM A GENOCIDE CHILD MY GREAT GRANDMA LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO TELL ME HERSELF OF THE HORRIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO HER PARENTS WHEN SHE WAS HIDING IN THE BASEMENT AND WATCHING HER PARENTS GET MURDERED. I WITNESSED HER DYING AND CALLING ON HER MOTHERS NAME WHEN SHE WAS DYING, BECAUSE SHE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM HER BY THOSE BEASTS THAT ARE SOMEHOW REGARDED AS HUMANS. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KARDASHIANS THAT PUT THEIR NAME TO SHAME. THIS IS ABOUT ONE OF THE MANY WAYS THAT THOSE HUMAN CALLED CREATURES HAVE TRIED TO PRETEND LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. OF COURSE THEY DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH US THEY NEVER SUFFERED. WE ARE THE ONES WITH THE PROBLEM AND WE SHOULD BE THE ONES COMPLAINING, BECAUSE NO JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED. NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT OUR PAIN AND TRY TO DESTROY THE OBVIOUSE. THE AMERICAN SOCIETY IS TOO SLEFISH AND TOO SPOILED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PAIN IS UNFORTUNETLY. BUT NO NEED TO PANIC THE GUILTY ONES ALWAYS ARE PUNISHED EVEN IF NOT IN THIS LIFE.

1109 days ago
112.

Marvin    

Isn't this the same Kim K. whose claim to fame was having her do some guy in a porn video? Now my dear Armenian friends, is this a chick worth defending or even claiming as one of your own?

1109 days ago
113.

EastCoastChopper    

Kim sends a text to Bruce -

"datty, what's genocide"?

1109 days ago
114.

Piper    

Oh **** off! Now she will get attention for this!!??? Gawd she makes me sick........

1109 days ago
115.

noneofyourbusiness    

Be careful who you stick up for cause that entire family is only representing themselves.

1109 days ago
116.

Jennifer    

Grow up people! It was over 100 years ago. Every nationality did something unforgivable in the past. It's time to move on already. It's you people that keep celebrating/commerating etc... that keeps the old in. Who is the racist here?

1109 days ago
117.

Dennis Johnson    

I wonder how the Armenians feel about fighting WITH the German Waffen SS in WW2.

1109 days ago
118.

KWM    

123.

Grow up people! It was over 100 years ago. Every nationality did something unforgivable in the past. It's time to move on already. It's you people that keep celebrating/commerating etc... that keeps the old in. Who is the racist here?

Posted at 7:00 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by Jennifer
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Well said. Also, if she really is upset about the attempt at genocide over 100 years ago, what better retribution than to grace the cover of a magazine and essentially say to the Turkish people "YOU FAILED". No, instead, she, and this organization, attempt to keep Armenians out of the public eye in Turkey? What does THAT accomplish, except perhaps a "media genocide" of the Amerenians in that country?

1109 days ago
119.

Matteo    

I am half Turkish and I visit my family in Istanbul very often. Most of my best friends are Turkish-Armenians and we have no problems what so ever. There was a war over 100 years ago and people kill each other during wars! What about USA killing thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki with huge atom bombs??? Is that called Japanese Genocide???

1109 days ago
120.

Paully    

@MichaelJACKSON

All my great uncles and parents were executed by the Ottoman Turks. My grandfather and grandmother both watched there fathers ad older brothers killed. My grandfather was saved by a brave turkish man who hid him inside his home at age 7. When you speak stupidly and arrogantly at least have the balls to put your real name. Im of half Armenian descent and half Suryani descent(both of which had been killed in the genocide). Both my father and mother were born in turkey and my dad left that country with $200 in his pocket because they wouldnt give a christian any equality.

1109 days ago
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