Chances are you think Kim Kardashian, like many reality TV stars, is dumb.
It’s cruel to say and even more cruel to think, but the fact of the matter is so many stars that have made their name through reality TV are portrayed that way by TV and the media, often to stir up more drama and publicity, but also to give them the appearance of being harmless.
And, of course, Kim Kardashian is at the very top of her game.
But it only takes a few moments of analyzing the Kardashian empire to realize they must be doing something right. In fact, in so many moments of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as other shows like I Am Cait, we are able to catch a glimpse of perhaps the true personalities of Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kris, and the rest of the family, and that’s when it hits us: There must be more to these human beings than just glamour and fame.
Kim reminded us of her thoughtful, empathetic, and even political side several times over the past 15 months, all revolving around an issue particularly important to her life as well as a disturbingly dark moment in the pages of history: the Armenian Genocide.
Though only acknowledged by a minority of people and countries, this was among the first organized mass killings of a specific race in history, and along with the Holocaust, it inspired Raphael Lemkin to coin the term ‘genocide’ in the 1940s. Sadly, there are those would refuse to believe that the killings ever happened as historians have described; even the United States does not formally acknowledge the event for fear of geopolitical pushback from Turkey.
But when one group published an ad denying the Armenian Genocide in the Wall Street Jounral, Kim K couldn’t stay silent.