(TheConservativeNews.org) – Once famous for far less admirable reasons, Kim Kardashian is continuing to use her star power to try to effect real change in the world. This time, she’s making a splash in politics.
On Sunday, September 27, military tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated into armed conflict. Azerbaijani forces, apparently with Turkish support, launched an assault on a disputed area of land called Nagorno-Karabakh.
Kardashian (whose great-great-grandparents were Armenian natives) posted on social media about the attack, asking the US government to intervene on Armenia’s behalf.
Kardashian is not the only American celebrity of Armenian descent to weigh in on this issue. One of the leading figures in the movement is Eric Esrailian, the producer of the 2017 film ‘The Promise,’ which dealt with genocide in Armenia. Other notable figures who have spoken up on the issue include Serj Tankian (frontman of System of a Down) and Cher.
What role the United States should adopt here is not yet clear. With everything else going on, this might not be the best time to get involved in new foreign policy disputes. That said, it’s always encouraging to see celebrities use their status for something other than self-promotion.
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