Azerbaijan Blasts Kim Kardashian
Azerbaijan Blasts Kim Kardashian –
Foreign Policy – Kim Kardashian may have 66 million followers on Instagram, but that doesn’t make her an expert on the frozen conflict in the mountainous Caucasus enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
That, at least, is the view of the Azerbaijani ambassador to the United States, who blasted the reality TV star in an interview with Foreign Policy after she appeared to weigh in on behalf of the ethnic Armenians battling Azerbaijan for control of the restive region.
“She’s very famous and beloved by her fans, but matters of war and peace are a little too serious for a reality-TV star,” Elin Suleymanov said in telephone conversation.
“I personally would be a very bad reality-TV star, so I try not to cross into areas I’m not familiar,” he added. “I’m not sure Ms. Kardashian is a military or political analyst, so maybe we should all do what we do best.”
The world-famous model and TV personality posted an image sympathetic to Armenian security forces on Monday that featured military helicopters and tanks flying the Armenian flag with the message “Praying for everyone in Armenia and all around the world!”
Kardashian, who is of Armenian descent and traveled to the Armenian capital of Yerevan last year with her husband Kanye West, added the hashtag “#PrayForPeace” in an Instagram post that quickly generated more than 500,000 likes.
A publicist for Kardashian did not respond to a request for comment.