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  • Siggie
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    I would like to delete the Kardashians from the forum. Why would we feature them more prominently?
    I can appreciate some of the stuff Ara has pointed out, but I'm still not convinced a strong association with them is a good thing.

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  • KanadaHye
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    She's still not Armenian.

    BTW, another one of our enemies is TAMAR KEVONIAN. She writes this kind of ultra liberal crap on asbarez dot com


    Cyrinda Foxe (nee Kathleen Victoria Hetzekian) - 100% Armenian by blood. Had numerous affairs with rock stars and the like. Never exploited her Armenian ancestry because SHE KNEW SHE WAS AMERICAN.



    Her Daughter Mia Tyler 50% Armenian by blood (bad choice of mates Ms. Hetzekian)

    Yvette Nelson (nee Yvette Serpouhi Stefens) - 50% Armenian by blood (better looking than Kardashian in my opinion)
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  • ara87
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    I don't care what you all say there are Armenian's who have 100% Armenian blood that know less about Armenia than she does, and some who are bigger wh0res too. Kim and her sister's do more for Armenia than most diasporans do(not for a lack of trying, but the sisters have a wider audience to tell things too)

    First off though where are you getting that she is only 25% Armenian from? She's said more than once that her dad was Armenian that his father was Turkish Armenian(western Armenian) and his mother, "Helen" was Russian Armenian (eastern Armenian). She's also blogged about her paternal grandmother and said she was full Armenian, and I'm assuming that her paternal grandfather was Armenian b/c of the surname.

    She's even mentioned that Helen got them addicted to "bishi" which is like loukoumades (some Armenians eat this, others have no clue what it is. I think it's a western Armenian thing) She's also talked about lahmajun, which she says is her favorite Armenian food.


    Over the past 3 years, Kim has constantly brought up the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, whether on her blog, or on her twitter which has 6.63 million followers making her the 5th most followed person on twitter. She's right behind Barack Obama, and ahead of people and organizations such as

    Oprah
    Taylor Swift
    Ryan Seacrest
    CNN
    The BBC
    50 cent
    Shakira
    The New York Times
    Larry King
    Beyonce
    Mariah Carrey
    Justin Timberlake
    Perez Hilton
    Al Gore
    Anderson Cooper
    Connan O'brien
    Cher,
    and so on.

    Khloe and Kourtney also have sizable (though smaller) twitter fanbase of about 2.2 to 2.6 million people each. Kim's last remark on twitter about the Armenian Genocide in which she urged her followers to call then speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi and tell her they support the recognition of the AG even caused some Turkish groups to post protest tweets and articles against her statements.

    Kim has also spoke about AG recognition to ABC news when she was at the white house correspondents dinner last year.

    In 2009 Kim and her siblings (including Rob Kardashian Jr) participated in a fundraiser for The Armenian orphanage foundation which raised 90,000. Kim also donates 10% of her annual income to charities which include a church her mother attends in California and the "Dream Foundation" which is like the "Make a Wish Foundation" for adults. She also hosts ebay auctions of her family's personal items from which the proceeds go to various charities. She's also helped in hiv/aids awareness campaigns.

    Khloe and Kourtney have done less the Kim, but then again, they're just they're not as famous as Kim so it's understandable. Still they've done their share to make sure fans know random bits about Armenia.

    During Khloe's wedding reception which was aired on their show, Kris Jenner (the Mom) led a sourj bar, which she said was a traditional Armenian dance in order to honor the late Robert Kardashian Sr. This episode was aired in the 4th season which averaged around 4 million viewers per episode. There was even an episode to where Kris Jenner and Khloe venture off to Glendale/Little Armenia to find Kim a "nice Armenian guy"

    Khloe also posted about the genocide on her site, and even Armenian Christmas.

    Kourtney has posted articles about armenia on her blog, inlcluding ones about the oldest leather shoe being found in Armenia a year ago, and then about excavations in the same spot which led to finding the world's oldest winery.

    The sisters also have a jwelry line that is sold at Nordstroms that is supposed to be inspired by Armenian symbols (pre christian symbols included). I'm not sure if all the pieces are actually Armenian inspired, or how accurate the symbols and their descriptions are since they have artistic license with such things, but I do know that it will keep the idea Armenia cemented in the heads of the people who buy the jwelry. Whenever one person is asked about their new necklace or bracelet, they'll talk about how it was Armenian inspired, among other things.


    Don't get me wrong, I don't think that the Kardashian sisters are Saint's who've been ordained by the hand of God to lead the Armenian People, and I understand that they are most likely using the Armenian name to help sell themselves, but in the end they're making people more aware of Armenia by reaching population demographics that the likes of Cher, Kirk Krikorian, Andre Agassi or the members of System of A down could. (System of a Down should also be listed in this section's description as opposed to Kirk or Andre, especially since they've gotten back together now).

    And sure other than Kim's constant statements about the AG, they haven't done many big things for Armenia, like they still haven't taken that family trip there they keep saying they want to take, but they've done many small things, which add up to a lot, unlike Cher who has always identified with her Cherokee roots,( even though she's not even 50% cherokee) and who was only suddenly Armenian from 1988-1993(earthquake to trip to armenia).

    Where has Cher been all this past decade when we needed celebrity support for the last 5 times congress was voting on something that dealt with Armenia, whether it was Genocide recognition or reduction of foreign aid to Armenia and increased aid to Azerbaijan? Where was Cher this last time when Kim was telling people to call the speaker of the house and say they support recognition, or where was Cher when System of a down was trying to do the same 5 or 6 years ago?

    At least the Kardashian's fans, now know about the Armenian Genocide and many have called their representative at least once when asked to by Kim. By many have now probably googled "Armenia" and know where it is on a map and maybe even read about it on Wikipedia. They know that in Armenia, Christmas is celebrated on January 6th, they know about Armenian foods some, they know about little Armenia in California, and they even know about sourj bars and random facts like the oldest leather shoe and winery were found in Armenia.

    And you can tell that she and possibly Armenia is being googled b/c "Kim Kardashian" was listed as number 4 on google's year end review of 2010 for "fastest rising people" search category last year



    here are some random bits from the web about Kim and Armenian issues
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish daily newspaper HaberTurk on April 25 reported in a front-page story that Armenian American celebrity Kim Kardashian—in response to a denialist statement made on her Twitter page by a Turkish woman [...]


    ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish daily newspaper HaberTurk on April 25 reported in a front-page story that Armenian American celebrity Kim Kardashian—in response to a denialist statement made on her Twitter page by a Turkish woman this week—said, “The time has come to recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

    Kardashian’s page is one of the most popular on Twitter, with several million followers.


    Support the Armenian Genocide Resolution and Make a Difference!
    December 10, 2010 / 126 Comments



    Hi dolls! I wanted to bring something to your attention that I think is a really important issue.

    As some of you may be aware, although many of you may not be, Turkey still denies that the Armenian Genocide took place, and the U.S. government has remained silent about it due to pressure from the Turkish government.

    The Armenian Genocide was a series of terrible massacres committed by Turkey between 1915 and 1923 that killed members of my extended family and over two million other Armenians and Christians in the Ottoman Empire.

    It’s time for America to speak openly and honestly about this horrible crime against humanity, and the only way this will happen is if WE speak up first.

    To get your voice heard, call Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, at (202) 225-0100 and ask her to pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.252. This human rights legislation will help make sure that the lessons of this genocide are used to help prevent future crimes against humanity. For more information about calling the Speaker’s office, and ideas on exactly what to say click here.

    We CAN make a difference.
    Let’s recognize what really happened
    November 18, 2008 / 206 Comments

    As many of you know, this is an issue near and dear to my heart…

    I firmly believe the U.S. should officially recognize the horrific and historical atrocity of the Armenian Genocide, also known as the “Great Calamity.”

    For those of you who don’t know about it: More than a million Armenian people were marched to their death during World War I and beyond. I know, the number is so staggering, I cannot even fathom it.

    Right now MSNBC has posted a poll on the matter and I cannot believe how many people have voted “no.” I’m left to wonder if people are really aware of the gravity of the situation.

    I voted “yes” and would appreciate it if you felt it in your heard to vote “yes” too.

    Posted under Armenian Genocide, Armenian Holocaust, genocide, Great Calamity, killing, MSNBC, poll, United States


    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: GQ’s Ana Marie Cox and I had the tough assignment Saturday night: Talk to famous people on their way into the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

    That could be famous as in Kim Kardashian, who told us she really wanted to meet First Lady Michelle Obama -- and lobby the president himself on the Armenian genocide.....

    oh an Kim is quite internationally well known, these are the top 10 countries she was searched in on google last year

    1. Trinidad and Tobago
    2. Armenia
    3. Honduras
    4. United States
    5. Jamaica
    6. El Salvador
    7. Puerto Rico
    8. Nicaragua
    9. South Africa
    10. Canada

    Last year also was marked by a 90% jump for the google search "Where is Armenia?" and "map of Armenia" went up 40% during the same time period of last year almost all searches on Kim Kardashian also went up, even searches on if Kris Jenner was Armeian or not when up by 110%
    Last edited by ara87; 03-08-2011, 02:29 PM.

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  • Mos
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    Re: Add the kardashians to the famous Armenian section's description

    Saying Kim Kardashian is armenian or represents armenians is just part of the smear campaign by Azeris and Turks. Unfortunately, some gullible Armenians and non-Armenians alike fall into that trap.

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  • KanadaHye
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    You don't see George Michael going around and claiming he's Greek just because his father was Greek. There is a reason for that, his success was actually due to having marketable skills.

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  • londontsi
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    Originally posted by Tali View Post
    There's no denying she's a horrible example. but she has brought attention to Armenians.
    Rubbish,

    She only brought attention to herself.
    That is the business she is in.
    A Classic whoore.
    Last edited by londontsi; 03-07-2011, 02:44 PM.

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  • Tali
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    she's not a "spokesperson" for your people.
    she is seen as an Armenian but only to the extent of blood. No one thinks of her as what an Armenian woman really is. She is so "Americanized". She has brought attention to the fact that Armenians exist. No one thinks she embodies the people of that culture. She is too much of an American idol to be considered as such.

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  • Mos
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    watch this

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  • Mos
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    Originally posted by Tali View Post
    that means nothing to you, yes. to others? not so much.
    I don't even know how much "Mexican" I am and I'm still told to my face I can't call myself "American" because i'm "Mexican American," equally, I have no "American" blood in me, but i'm not "Mexican" either. I have to be both.

    I didn't restrict it to just Americans. Kardashian (though why is beyond me) has a very large global fanbase. I would not at all be surprised if it was because of her that a lot of people even know Armenians exist... and not just in America.
    There's no such thing as "American" blood. Being American is more of a cultural/mindset and regarding yourself as one. That's why it's an immigrant country like Canada.

    Look, I just don't understand how someone having a fraction of armenian blood can be in any form a spokesperson for a people. So having blood, somehow gives you special knowledge and insight? She knows nothing about armenians, armenia, our history, culture, etc. how the hell can she be proper spokesperson? A chinese person who visits armenia for a week will be a more informed and accurate spokesperson for armenians than this wh*re.

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  • Tali
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    Re: Add the kardashians to the famous Armenian section's description

    that means nothing to you, yes. to others? not so much.
    I don't even know how much "Mexican" I am and I'm still told to my face I can't call myself "American" because i'm "Mexican American," equally, I have no "American" blood in me, but i'm not "Mexican" either. I have to be both.

    I didn't restrict it to just Americans. Kardashian (though why is beyond me) has a very large global fanbase. I would not at all be surprised if it was because of her that a lot of people even know Armenians exist... and not just in America.

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