Kimmy Cakes is pretty upset at Cosmo for this cover… Can you figure out why?
Kim is very proud of her Armenian heritage. And one of the darkest moments in the history of the Armenian people is the massacre they suffered at the hands of the Turkish government during World War I.
So appearing on the cover of a Turkish magazine is not something Kim would have ever approved. She posed for these covers…
And TMZ reports Cosmo threw Kimmy on their Turkish cover without any warning.
We’re told Kim — an Armenian-American who has been vocal about the genocide — did an international photo shoot that went to various magazines published by Cosmo, but she didn’t know it would end up on the Turkish version of the mag.
Sources say Cosmo let Kim’s people know which international outlets of the magazine would use her picture — but we’re told Cosmo never mentioned Turkey to Kim or her reps. Our sources say Kim would never have approved the use of her pic in the Turkish version.
Rubbing salt in the wound … April 24 is the day Armenians commemorate the genocide — just weeks after her pic was splashed on the cover of Turkish Cosmo.
Kim’s not the only one who’s upset though…
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.”
Technically, this little incident DID bring international attention to the Genocide… in the month during which it’s commemorated…