Kim`s furious over Turkish mag cover
Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has objected to the use of her image on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, which releases the same day as the annual Genocide Remembrance Day.
The day marks the systematic extermination of the Armenian population by Turkey during and following World War I, and Kardashian, who is of Armenian heritage, has spoken out about the horror in the past.
The photograph appeared on the cover after she took part in an international photo shoot that went to various magazines published by Cosmopolitan.
Today Kardashian took to her blog to comment about the cover.
"I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month," she wrote.
"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
"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 honour for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover," the 30-year-old added.
The same image was used for the cover of the very first Armenian edition of Cosmopolitan back in March.
Cosmopolitan "neglected" to tell the socialite`s representation that the Turkish publication would be using the picture.
To make matters worse, the edition coincides with April 24, the date in which Armenians commemorate the genocide.
Kardashian`s late father Robert Kardashian was a third generation Armenian-American and her great-grandparents immigrated to Los Angeles from the country.
Although only half-Armenian, she has said in the past that she was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing Armenian stories, eating Armenian food and celebrating Armenian holidays.