Armenian American reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian has praised President Joe Biden for recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
“After more than a century of fighting for truth and acknowledgement, today the Armenian people received the recognition we have all been hoping and praying for, with President Biden declaring the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 a genocide,” Kardashian said on social media.
“This has been a long journey for the Armenian community, and every year I felt we were getting closer and closer to recognizing the genocide as it was. Finally that day has come,” she added.
“I’m so proud of my heritage, proud of the Armenian communities and grateful to President Biden for granting every Armenian this day, and this truth. Although nothing will ever bring back the Armenians who were murdered, I hope that their families will now feel a sense of peace. I will continue to honor and remember those we lost every year on this day, but now with the hope that after recognizing the genocide we will never again allow atrocities of the past to be repeated,” Kim continued.
“Thank you, President Biden for you courage to speak the truth others chose not to,” Kim Kardashian concluded.
President Joseph Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide on Saturday, rejecting the longest-lasting foreign gag-rule in American history and dealing a major setback to Turkey’s century-long obstruction of justice for this crime.
“The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” Biden said in a statement on Armenian Remembrance Day.