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Kim Kardashian West Slams WSJ Over Armenian Genocide Ad

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By    |   Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 02:30 PM

Kim Kardashian West says The Wall Street Journal is "shameful" for running a full-page ad which promotes a website that denies the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 to 1916 was a genocide.

"For the Wall Street Journal to publish something like this is reckless, upsetting and dangerous. It's one thing when a [expletive] tabloid profits from a made-up scandal, but for a trusted publication like WSJ to profit from genocide — it's shameful and unacceptable," the buxom reality-show star raged on her website KimKardashianWest.com.

"Advocating the denial of a genocide by the country responsible for it — that's not publishing a 'provocative viewpoint,' that's spreading lies.

"It's totally morally irresponsible and, most of all, it's dangerous. If this had been an ad denying the Holocaust, or pushing some 9/11 conspiracy theory, would it have made it to print?"

Kardashian, who's married to hip-hop superstar Kanye West, identifies closely with her Armenian heritage. Her late father, O.J. Simpson's lawyer Robert Kardashian was a third-generation Armenian-American whose family fled Armenia in 1913.

The ad in question is for the "FactCheck Armenia," and depicts the Turkish flag with a peace sign under the headline "Truth=Peace." A statement reads: "FALSE: The events of 1915 constitute a clear-cut genocide against the Armenian people."

This week marked the 101 anniversary of over 1.5 million Armenians being massacred by the Ottoman Empire — one of the most shameful slaughters in world history. Modern Turkey, the successor to the Ottomans, has strongly objected to the use of the term "genocide."

A Wall Street Journal spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: "We accept a wide range of advertisements, including those with provocative viewpoints. While we review ad copy for issues of taste, the varied and divergent views expressed belong to the advertisers."

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Kim Kardashian West says The Wall Street Journal is "shameful" for running a full-page ad which promotes a website that denies the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 to 1916 was a genocide.
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