Kim Kardashian thanks Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has thanked U.S. President Joe Biden for recognizing the Armenian genocide. "Thank you President Biden for your courage to speak the truths other chose not to," Kardashian said.

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Members of America's most famous reality TV family thanked U.S. President Joe Biden on April 24 for formally recognizing the mass killings of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the early 1900s as genocide.

Kim Kardashian West, whose father, Rob Kardashian, was Armenian-American, thanked Biden on a statement shared on Twitter.

"After more than a century of fighting for truth and acknowledgment, today the Armenian people received the recognition we have all been hoping and praying for," she said. "I'm so proud of my heritage, proud of the Armenian communities and grateful to President Biden for granting every Armenian this day, and this truth."

"I will continue to honor and remember those we lost every year on this day, but now with the hope that after recognizing the genocide we will never again allow atrocities of the past to be repeated," she added. "Thank you President Biden for your courage to speak the truths other chose not to."

Kardashian's sister, Khloe Kardashian, also thanked Biden in an Instagram story post.

"Thank you for honoring the stories, the pain, suffering and loss of the Armenian people," she wrote.

In 2015, Kim Kardashian urged, to no avail, then-president Barack Obama to acknowledge the killings as genocide in an essay for Time.