Why Kim Kardashian Took Out A Full Page Ad In The New York Times
She took out a full page ad in the Saturday New York Times to criticise the Wall Street Journal for an ad it ran.
BY Sarah Rense | Sep 20, 2016 | Culture
Kim Kardashian West is not terribly political. Her words are planned, her reactions rarely fiery. Everything you see of her—which, granted, is quite a lot—is often borderline impersonal in its over-personalisation. So, this past weekend, when she took out a full page ad in the Saturday New York Times to criticise the Wall Street Journal for an ad it ran denying the Armenian genocide, its genuineness struck as slightly off-brand.
In The Times, Kardashian said the WSJ's decision to run an ad from Fact Check Armenia, which denies that the 1915 genocide left as many as 1.5 million Armenians dead, was "reckless, upsetting, and dangerous." The WSJ stood by its decision in April, telling Gawker it often runs "provocative" ads that do not represent the paper's viewpoints. Kardashian also wrote, "Many historians believe that if Turkey had been held responsible for the Armenian genocide, and reprimanded for what they did, the Holocaust may not have happened." The whole ad is below:
This is not the first time Kardashian has spoken about the Armenian Genocide. For its 100th Anniversary, she wrote an essay about her family's ancestry for Time, and she visited Armenia. She also urged President Obama to formally recognise the genocide, saying she was "disappointed" he did not.
Armenia may not have many people publicly pulling for its history it right now, but it does have one of the world's biggest celebrities with one of the world's biggest social media audiences, Kim Kardashian West. Of all the lies affecting her family, she certainly chose a hell of a one to address.
Back to branding as usual:
From: Esquire US.