Kim Kardashian got the House to recognize the Armenian genocide for the first time

Reality TV superstar and prison reform advocate Kim Kardashian West is calling on Congress to vote on a bipartisan bill about recognizing the Armenian Genocide that saw some 1.5 million Armenians slaughtered during the Ottoman Empire a century ago. The Turkish government disputes that a genocide took place and has long fought efforts for the US to formally recognize the mass murders.

Kardashian West tweeted to more than 62 million followers Tuesday: “This is personal for me, and millions of Armenians who descended from genocide survivors. Call Congress and tell them it’s time to act!” The House passed the bipartisan resolution later Tuesday 405-11 that recognizes the genocide and memorializes its victims.

“There can be no denial of the Armenian genocide, which is evidenced by historical documentation and the emotional scars still borne by the descendants of its survivors,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on the House floor. “It was a campaign of ethnic cleansing, committed by the Ottoman Empire during and after the first World War, and it led to the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians, alongside other targeted groups.”

The resolution emphasizes “education and public understanding” about America’s humanitarian and financial aid during and after the crisis. It also formally rejects any “denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide.”

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff, vice chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.). “We cannot pick and choose which crimes against humanity are convenient to speak about,” Schiff (D-Calif.) said. “We cannot cloak our support for human rights in euphemisms. We cannot be cowed into silence by a foreign power.”

[From Page Six]

Subscribe To RADIO ROB For Just $6.95 A Month!

Once you subscribe, you can listen live, listen after the show, listen whenever you want!

Click HERE and fill out your information, and BOOM!

‘Naughty But Nice’ Rob Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website where he delivers exclusives on all the star’s we love in his naughty but nice signature style.

Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and editor of OK! Magazine. You can also catch him on The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN and Extra!

Rob has hosted is own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1!

You can also hear Rob’s dish on Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran’ and his own – Radio Rob – subscription based daily LIVE show from 3-4pm EST!

Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots.

Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist worked for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi!

Rob always knows where to find the best scoop, that is always a pinch and never a punch! After-all, Shuter loves celebrity dish as much as you! WINK