President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the Armenian bloodbath as a genocide has obtained approval from Kim Kardashian and Cher.
The Armenian Genocide resulted within the deaths of roughly 1.5 million individuals and the deportation of round 2 million between 1915 and 1925 by the now dissolved Ottoman Empire. The U.S. had not formally acknowledged the atrocity as a genocide till Saturday.
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Biden named April 24th Armenian Remembrance Day in an announcement revealed by the White Home.
Kardashian and Cher, who’re each of Armenian descent, categorical their gratitude on social media following Biden’s announcement.
“After greater than a century of combating for fact and acknowledgement, in the present day the Armenian individuals obtained the popularity now we have all been hoping and praying for,” Kardashian, 40, wrote in an announcement she shared to all her social media accounts. “This has been a protracted journey for the Armenia neighborhood, and yearly I felt we have been getting nearer and nearer to recognizing the genocide as what it was.”
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“Though nothing will ever convey again the Armenian who have been murdered, I hope that their households will now really feel a way of peace,” she added.
In the meantime, Cher knowledgeable her followers that going ahead April 24 will probably be acknowledged as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
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“Preserve the promise to always remember,” she urged in a Twitter video she shared Saturday night.
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Each ladies have been vocal concerning the bloodbath years earlier than the U.S. formally acknowledged it as a genocide.
In 2015, Kardashian wrote an op-ed for TIME journal that she was “very dissatisfied” that former President Barack Obama hadn’t acknowledged the 10-year interval as a genocide.
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Much like Kardashian, Cher, 74, has acknowledged the bloodbath as a genocide on April 24 and in previous interviews. In November, the singer urged the U.S. authorities to guard Armenians within the Artsakh battle in a PSA video.