Kendall Jenner Gets Apology From Magazine That Published Alleged Quotes

Kendall JennerIt seems like it was only a split second ago that Kendall Jenner came out and publicly offered her support for her dad, Bruce Jenner, and his rumored sex change. As the first member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan to clearly address what is supposedly happening, we all thought for sure this meant Bruce was definitely transitioning -- and that his family supports him. But then Kendall said she never spoke to the magazine that printed her comments. And suddenly the magazine, US Weekly, retracted the comments and apologized. What is going on here?


While it's fairly common for magazines to use "insider sources" that may or may not be insiders or have any true information, it's not very common for a magazine to make up quotes, let alone entire interviews, with celebrities. But that is what Kendall claimed happened when she said on Twitter that she had never spoken to US Weekly.

So how did US Weekly have an interview with Kendall that not only touched on her feelings about Bruce ("Just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman") but how hard the Kardashian clan  works and other topics?

US Weekly is generally not a magazine that has ghost interviews with celebrities. So at first it looks like Kendall was lying -- perhaps she'd been embarrassed about what she said, or perhaps someone had gotten to her and reminded her she wasn't supposed to speak about Bruce -- yet.

But now US Weekly is taking the fall for the "faux" interview, saying:

The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.

Erm, okay. I have been a reporter for a long time and have interviewed a lot of celebrities. I have never heard of an interview being conducted at a roast. Who knows exactly what happened here, but it could have been avoided if US Weekly had fact checked the story.

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Whether or not Kendall knew she was being interviewed, could have still said what she said? We just don't know. One thing is for certain, someone isn't telling the whole truth.

Do you think Kendall said anything?

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