Us Weekly Magazine has published a retraction on yesterday’s blockbuster exclusive about Kendall Jenner allegedly going on record to support Bruce Jenner’s sex change plans.
Kendall was alleged to have given a lengthy interview with the magazine “backstage at Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber on Saturday, March 15.” The 19-year-old model was quoted as saying: “I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters… He’s a wonderful man. And 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.”
However, Kendall immediately went on social media to distance herself from the story. She claimed she never spoke to the magazine that day and she did NOT give that interview; it was made up!
Yesterday, Kendall tweeted “how is it legal for someone to “quote” someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.” She later added, “Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.”
Today, Us Weekly have issued a retraction!
The magazine admits the story is questionable at best; fake at worst. So they’ve said sorry and admitted fault.
Kendall Jenner, Bruce Jenner Story: A Retraction
On Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled “Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad.'”
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. [via Us Weekly]