No, Kim Kardashian did not pose with a sophisticated turkey on the cover of a magazine. The reality television star was put on the cover of the Turkish version of Cosmopolitan (above left), without her permission. The cover is controversial because Kardashian is Armenian and Turkey committed genocide against the Armenians nearly 100 years ago. Her Armenian Cosmopolitan cover is above on the right.
Kim took to her blog to clear up things:
“I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month. 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. Cosmo is known as a fun and inspiring magazine for women of all races, shapes, sizes, regardless of their political beliefs and I really hope that if I can bring awareness to the issue, then this in an accomplishment.”
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