While we often find Kim Kardashian
in the crazy situations brought about by being a porn star turned reality TV celebrity, she actually does have time to think about the more serious stuff such as politics and global affairs. As the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian, who is a half-Armenian lawyer, Kim has opened her eyes to the fact that life isn't all glitz and glamour.
In fact, Kim decided to reveal her thoughts on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24, during which TMZ caught her shopping and going about her usual day to day errands. The reality TV star says that despite the fact that she did not honor the date of the anniversary, she is still making an effort to understand the Armenian culture. She reveals that she dedicated an evening to spend with her father's side of the family.
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"I spent the evening with my late father's side of the family. I went to an Armenian dinner with my family, like we often do," Kim posted on her blog. "But all of the chatter really got me thinking... Do I know as much about my Armenian history as I would like to? The honest answer is... No. "
Because of this, Kim and her siblings, Khloe
decided to take a trip to Armenia, just to check out their heritage.
"My great grandparents were from Armenia and escaped the genocide," Kim revealed. "No one has been back since. All I know about my country is what I read and pictures I see on the Internet."
Kim says that she is determined to carry on their plans of visiting the country, as soon as her other pending and urgent matters have been attended to.
The Armenian genocide isn't the only global affair that's on Kim's mind, as she and her sisters recently made a public service announcement about Burma's struggle for freedom. In fact, the Kardashians are not the only celebrities to join in as comedy actor Jim Carrey has also led a campaign to help free Aung San Suu Kyi, a woman leader who is currently under house arrest after fighting for her country's freedom. The Kardashians' public service announcement will be out soon, and for those who are interested in taking part of this meaningful endeavor, log on to USCampaignforBurma.org
Meanwhile, presidential hopeful Barack Obama seems to have won over the support of Kim Kardashian. In an encounter with E! at a magazine event, Kim revealed that she believes in Obama’s campaign platform.
"[Obama] just seemed very firm about the change, and that’s, like, his motto," Kim said about Obama's slogan, "Change We Can Believe In."
It seems that there may be more to Kim Kardashian than we might have thought. Nonetheless, there will be more of Kim's appearances soon, as she is set to star in a comedy film.
"I have accepted a part in a major studio film," Kardashian told E!. "It's a comedy. It's starting the first week in May and it's filming in Louisiana. I can't wait."
No details about the flick yet, but make sure to catch Keeping Up with the Kardashians
on Sundays, 10pm on E!
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: OfficialKimKardashian.com, E!, TMZ, USCampaignforBurma.org
(Photo courtesy of OfficialKimKardashian.com)