Yesterday I met Kim Kardashian. Well, sort of. I was one of the throngs of people waiting for her as she entered the iconic St. James Church in Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter. Kim and Kanye were there to baptize their daughter, North. Before their trip to Israel, the family spent the weekend in Armenia where they explored the beautiful country and learned more about Kim’s Armenian heritage.
So why did I join the paparazzi in Jerusalem?
It’s simple. I’m impressed with Kim’s commitment to drawing attention to the Armenian Genocide. This year marks 100 years since the atrocities, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians and other minorities.
I waited in the crowd for a chance to talk with her (or her staff) and to ask her if she would please consider featuring in our upcoming film. Sadly, the Armenian Genocide is not the last genocide against Christians in the Middle East. Even today, ISIS and other extremist groups are liquidating Armenian towns in Syria, and targeting and massacring many different Christian groups in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.
I genuinely applaud Kim using her celebrity to raise awareness of the genocide. Only by acknowledging the past, can we tackle today’s problems.
So Kim, wanna be in our movie?
PS Though I didn’t speak to Kim, I spoke to one of her managers, and I do hope she’ll forward the message.