September 22, 2021

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Kim Kardashian, Cher thank Joe Biden for recognizing the Armenian massacre as genocide – Fox News

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President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the Armenian massacre as a genocide has received approval from Kim Kardashian and Cher.

The Armenian Genocide resulted in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million people and the deportation of around 2 million between 1915 and 1925 by the now dissolved Ottoman Empire. The U.S. had not formally acknowledged the atrocity as a genocide until Saturday.

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Biden named April 24th Armenian Remembrance Day in a statement published by the White House.

Kardashian and Cher, who are both of Armenian descent, express their gratitude on social media following Biden’s announcement.

“After more than a century of fighting for truth and acknowledgement, today the Armenian people received the recognition we have all been hoping and praying for,” Kardashian, 40, wrote in a statement she shared to all her social media accounts. “This has been a long journey for the Armenia community, and every year I felt we were getting closer and closer to recognizing the genocide as what it was.”

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“Although nothing will ever bring back the Armenian who were murdered, I hope that their families will now feel a sense of peace,” she added.

Meanwhile, Cher informed her followers that going forward April 24 will be recognized as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

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“Keep the promise to never forget,” she urged in a Twitter video she shared Saturday evening.

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Both women have been vocal about the massacre years before the U.S. formally recognized it as a genocide.

In 2015, Kardashian wrote an op-ed for TIME magazine that she was “very disappointed” that former President Barack Obama hadn’t recognized the 10-year period as a genocide.

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Similar to Kardashian, Cher, 74, has recognized the massacre as a genocide on April 24 and in past interviews. In November, the singer urged the U.S. government to protect Armenians in the Artsakh conflict in a PSA video.

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