American television personality/socialite Kim Kardashian is the cover shot of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month, which marks Genocide Remembrance Day. She has been heavily criticized for this appearance, but has since responded to her critics to say that she had no idea about nor any control over, when her shots were used.
“I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month,” Kim (30) wrote on her personal blog on Monday.
The big deal is that Genocide Remembrance Day honors the victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Turks, and Kim Kardashian is of Armenian descent.
“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,”” Kim said.
She continued to say how she has an amazing relationship with Cosmo and loves how it has a worldwide reputation as “a fun and inspiring magazine for women of all races, shapes, sizes, regardless of their political beliefs.” The timing, however, to appear on Cosmo in April, 2011, which marks Genocide Remembrance Day, is not timing that she would have chosen.
Cosmo magazine chose to ignore the controversy itself but merely stated, “Kim Kardashian is one of our favorite cover girls. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph her for the Cosmopolitan editions worldwide.”
Fair enough, but many will see the timing of her as cover girl as insensitive. What do you think?