Cher criticises United Kingdom refusal to recognise 1915 Armenian killings as genocide

Cher criticises United Kingdom refusal to recognise 1915 Armenian killings as genocide

The Promise follows a love triangle (Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale) during the Armenian Genocide and final years of the Ottoman Empire.

KIM and Kourtney Kardashian are used to turning heads at the world's hottest premieres.

In addition, "The Promise" has garnered celebrity support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Armenian-American tennis legend Andre Agassi, as well George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, both of whom attended the film's London premiere earlier this month.

Singer Cher (R) poses with television personalities Kim Kardashian (C) and Kourtney Kardashian at the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 12, 2017. The killings have always been a point of contention around the world, as the government of Turkey, the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, has long refused to declare the deaths an organised genocide.

A source had previously told ET that Cher left the movie because of her mom's "fragile" state. We have no oil.


"Hitler said 'If they don't remember the Armenians, they won't remember the Jews. They failed to annihilate us and they will never silence us", he added.

Speaking to ET at the premiere of the movie The Promise, Cher says her mom, Georgia Holt, "is 91 and she's fabulous".

"Hopefully this epic film brings more awareness to and recognition for the Armenian Genocide", Alexis Ohanian said.

She also said she was not hopeful that President Donald Trump would recognize the Genocide. The governments of Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Russia and Uruguay all recognise the mass killings as a genocide, which is defined by United Nations guidelines as acts intended "to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group".

Kim Kardashian, whose father, the late Robert Kardashian, was of Armenian descent, toured the genocide memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, in 2015.

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