Kim Kardashian Is Angry As Turkish Cosmo Puts Her On the Cover


Cover of the Armenian Edition of Cosmo with Kim Kardashian

 

LOS ANGELES (Daily Mail) — Kim Kardashian has always been vocal about how proud she is of her Armenian heritage.

Now the 30-year-old socialite has expressed her anger after her image appeared on the cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan in time for her homeland’s annual Genocide Remembrance Day.

The day marks the systematic extermination of the Armenian population by Turkey during and following World War I, and Kardashian has spoken out about the horror in the past.

The photograph appeared on the cover after she took part in an international photo shoot that went to various magazines published by Cosmopolitan.

Kardashian took to her blog to comment about the cover.

She said she had no idea that the image would be used as the cover shot.

“I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in Turkey this month,” she wrote.

Cosmopolitan magazine has a number of international editions all around the world that run in various territories, and when I did this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey was planning to run my story on their cover THIS month, considering Genocide Remembrance Day is this month.

“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.”

Sources told the website TMZ that Cosmopolitan neglected to tell Kardashian’s representation that the Turkish publication would be using the picture, and that there was no way Kardashian would have ever allowed it.

To make matters worse, the edition coincides with April 24, the date in which Armenians commemorate the Genocide.

A source told E! News that Kardashian is upset but realizes that it was just a slip up.

“She’s upset about it obviously, but it was an honest mistake on the behalf of Cosmo,” the source said.

According to the insider, Kardashian, who has worked with the magazine on more than one occasion, usually gets full copy and picture approval.

“This one just slipped through the cracks,” they said. “I can’t imagine that they would have done this on purpose. Kim has a really great relationship with Cosmo.”

But despite Kardashian not being told about her cover shot on the magazine, she has decided to forgive and forget and has already agreed to do a new shoot for Cosmo.

A source close to Kardashian told TMZ that she struggled with her decision because although she has an “amazing relationship” with the magazine, she is very passionate about her Armenian heritage.

Kardashian’s representatives apparently talked to the magazine last Monday and after deciding to put the matter behind her, they all agreed another photo shoot could be scheduled for as early as this week.

Kardashian’s late father Robert Kardashian was a third-generation Armenian-American and her great- grandparents immigrated to Los Angeles from the country.

Although only half-Armenian, Kim Kardashian has said in the past that she was raised with a huge Armenian influence, “always hearing Armenian stories, eating Armenian food and celebrating Armenian holidays.”

The Armenian Genocide is also known as the Armenian Holocaust, and by Armenians, as the Great Crime. It refers to the obliteration of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I.