“Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring,” president Joe Biden said in a statement on Saturday, recognizing the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century as “genocide.” The announcement was made on the 106th anniversary of the start of the massacre.
In response, Kim and Khloé Kardashian shared posts on their social media accounts thanking President Biden. The Kardashians’ late father, Robert Kardashian was Armenian-American, and back in 2015, Kim wrote a Time essay urging Barack Obama to acknowledge the killings as genocide.
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