Back in April, the Wall Street Journal printed a controversial ad that essentially denied the 1915 Armenian Genocide. On Saturday, Kim Kardashian fired back by taking out her own full-page ad in The New York Times.
The ad led with the hashtag #StraightUp followed by the title: “Genocide Denial Cannot Be Allowed.” The ad continues to say that while Kardashian West and her family are “no strangers to BS in the press,” this is a vastly different case. While she acknowledges the initial ad was paid for by Turkic Platform, she says for a publication such as the Wall Street Journal to print such an ad was “reckless, upsetting and dangerous.”
She also cited a Gawker article that ran back in April, which included the Wall Street Journal’s response to the outrage, which read: “We accept a wide range of advertisements, including those with provocative viewpoints. While we review ad copy for issues of taste, the varied and divergent views expressed belong to the advertisers.”
Kardashian’s signature marks the bottom of her ad, followed by a statement from the Armenian Community expressing thanks to the reality star for her support in raising awareness to such denial.
View both ads (the original and Kardashian’s) below.
— Gary Bass (@Gary__Bass) April 20, 2016
— Aram Hamparian (@ANCA_DC) September 17, 2016