She is half Armenian and has publicly called on the US government to recognize the Armenian genocide that took place in what is now Turkey during and after the First World War.
So it's no surprise that Kim Kardashian's decision to have some of her SKIMS products made in Turkey is causing controversy.
The reality star, 38, was called for it by Twitter by the Armenian National Committee of America on Wednesday and on Thursday she posted a series of tweets explaining her decision.
Controversy: Kim Kardashian has been called on Twitter by the Armenian National Committee of America to make some products in her new SKIMS collection in Turkey
The ANCA first thanked Kim for raising awareness about Armenia and then tweeted: & # 39; We have seen that you make some @ skims products in Turkey. Consider making them in Armenia, known for its great craftsmanship and service. & # 39;
She replied that her decision to use manufacturers in Turkey was a purely business decision.
& # 39; When I first started dreaming of owning my own shapewear company, I knew I wanted every piece to be made in the best way possible; from the best materials; from design phase to creation, testing, innovation & fit, & # 39; tweeted.
& # 39; We consulted with experts and searched worldwide for the best options of its kind, some found in Turkey, & # 39; she went on.
She then justified the decision by tweeting: & We strongly believe against any form of discrimination; against someone or a nation based on the past. & # 39;
Family: Kim is of Armenian descent by her father, O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian whose great-grandparents were ethnic Armenian immigrants and the US government has called for ethnic cleansing of Armenians by Turkey during World War I
Not happy: the Armenian National Committee of America tweeted Kim Wednesday asking for products to be made in Armenia instead of Turkey, given the history
All things: the reality star, 38, responded via Twitter on Thursday and explained that her decision to use manufacturers in Turkey was a purely business decision
Does not discriminate: she went through a series of tweets to justify her decision
The star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians then wrote: & I will visit Armenia in the next 2 weeks and hope to find ways to increase trade and hopefully create jobs for Armenians, including the production of @skims in it the future. & # 39;
Kim concluded: & I am a strong proponent that for change to happen, you must be willing to work with all people, even if you have differences in political opinions. & # 39;
Kim & # 39; s deceased father, O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian, was born to Armenian-American parents and his great-grandparents were ethnic Armenian immigrants.
During and after the First World War, Turks were engaged in the ethnic cleansing of Armenians while they were working to found a nationalist Turkish state from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
In April 2011, Kim had expressed anger after her image appeared on the front of Turkish Cosmopolitan in the same month that commemorates the Genocide Memorial Day.
& # 39; Cosmopolitan Magazine has a number of international editions around the world that run in different areas, and when I made this shoot for the international covers, I had no idea that Turkey was planning to put my story on their cover THIS month , considering Genocide Remembrance Day this month is & # 39 ;, she said in a statement at the time.
Mocked: It wasn't a great week for Kim, who was laughed at together with half-sister Kendall Jenner while awarding a prize at the Emmy & # 39; s in LA on Sunday
Shaping her figure: meanwhile Kim reached controversy in a different way when she announced on social media on Wednesday that her SKIMS collection now includes a waist trainer
Meanwhile, Kim reached controversy in a different way when she announced on social media on Wednesday that her SKIMS collection now includes a waist trainer.
She showed the new product in an Instagram video in which she modeled the corset.
& # 39; A waist trainer is a gift I gave to all my friends immediately after they had a baby, & # 39; she revealed in the clip. & # 39; For me, they make me feel really broken and I really don't know … broken is not the most descriptive word. & # 39;
It is not the first time that the Kardashian family bragged about their love for waist training, despite the backlash from the medical community.
Kim & # 39; s half-sister Kylie Jenner was blasted online after bragging about the cincher as a way to return to her pre-baby body after pregnancy.
One of the brands made popular by the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars – Waist Gang Stars – was hit in 2016 with a class action lawsuit for lying to the consumer about weight loss benefits.
Kylie and Kim are not the only sisters who participate, because Kourtney and Khloe both have shared posts with trainers on social media.
New product: she showed the new product in an Instagram video in which she modeled the waist trainer, despite wide criticism of the corsets for a number of health reasons
THE HAZARDS OF WAIST TRAINING
Waist training – where you wear tighter and tighter underwear for permanent bonding in your midst – is now the rigor of certain celebrities who proudly tweet about it.
But doctors and historians have warned of the trend and revealed that limiting the waist can take its toll on many aspects of the body.
Lungs – reduces lung capacity and produces shortness of breath or shortness of breath.
Rib cage – a tight corset pushes the ribs in and up, changing the position of the internal organs. May cause rib deformities if worn from childhood.
Liver – Tight corsets push the liver inwards and downwards, making them longer and pressing against the ribs, but without hindering their functioning.
Back – in the short term, supports the back and improves posture. In the long term, they can atrophy back muscles and lead to low back pain.
Waist – can reduce waist by 2 in to 7 in.
Belly – Corsets narrow the stomach and intestine, so can cause digestive problems, including constipation.
Uterus – the pressure of a corset can aggravate the possibility of a sagging uterus, especially if it is worn during pregnancy.
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