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Kim Kardashian Memorial Visit Atones for 2011 Armenian Genocide Gaff

Kim Kardashian's appearance on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan four years ago during April caused an international incident. (Photo: Cosmo)

Kim Kardashian’s appearance on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan four years ago during April caused an international incident. (Photo: Cosmo)

Kim Kardashian, who is of Armenian descent, appears to have finally studied up on her homeland’s bitter history. She visited an Armenian genocide memorial today (Apr. 10) in Yerevan, the nation’s capital city, to pay homage to victims. It was a far cry from four years ago.

Kardashian was brutally played in April 2011 when she appeared on the cover of the Turkish edition of Cosmopolitan magazine.

The move was widely interpreted as an effort by the Turkish government to minimize somber Remembrance Day, which recalls the Turkish genocide.

During and following World War I, Turks murdered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in a slaughter that mirrors in many ways the Nazi Holocaust in World War II.

This year, Remembrance Day, which is always held in April, will mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings. Today, Kim and Khloe laid red tulips at the memorial commemorating the victims. But the event wasn’t totally free of controversy.

Kim wore a blazing red pantsuit with a plunging neckline, which was inappropriate dress for the occasion. So much for somber remembrance.

At least, Khloe wore a navy blue off-the shoulder pantsuit.

Kanye West dressed most appropriately in all black as was Kim’s hosts for the event. Her Armenian cousins, Kourtni and Krista Kardashian, also wore all black dress.

Kim and her entourage have been getting treatment usually reserved for heads of state. She’s been greeted by fans wherever she goes and met with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan.

Since the 2011 snafu, Kim appears to have gotten her Armenian history straight. In the years since then she has Tweeted her support for Genocide Remembrance Day.

This year she decided to make the trip with her sister, husband and baby North West to get closer to her Armenian roots.

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