May 08, 2014 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Kim Kardashian may pursue a number of interests that Facebook critics regard as frivolous, but in her defense, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star often lends her support to important causes. Such was the case the other day, when the reality star attended the University of Southern California Shoah 20th Anniversary Ambassadors For Humanity Gala, honoring the millions of victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Every once in a while, Kim Kardashian makes a point of highlighting her Armenian heritage. Often, she does this with the sole intent of raising awareness of the Armenian Genocide, a horrific mass extermination that took place nearly one hundred years ago. Last month, Kim wrote a touching post about the tragedy, explaining that she was incredibly proud of her “Armenian roots and that is why it is so important for me to spread the word about the Armenian Genocide.”
In hopes of accomplishing this lofty goal, Kim recently attended the USC Shoah 20th Anniversary Ambassadors For Humanity Gala. She was in good company, with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Octavia Spencer, Bruce Springsteen and even President Obama showing up for the event.
It would be impossible for Kim to attend such an important gala without publicizing the occasion on Twitter and Instagram. But in a refreshing break from the usual selfie parade, the reality star posed for a photo with an elderly attendee, explaining in the caption area, “Honored to be at the USC SHOAH Foundation event to support Armenian genocide testimonies. I’m sitting next to the most inspiring 100 year old Armenian genocide survivor.”
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