US Weekly has issued a retraction of their "exclusive interview" with Kendall Jenner speaking candidly about Bruce Jenner's transition.
The story, published yesterday, included a quote from Jenner expressing her support for her father and his widely-rumored transition from male to female.
Hours after the interview was published, she took to Twitter, slamming the interview and US Weekly for "making up quotes."
The gossip magazine apologized for the false report and explained that the interview had been conducted by a freelance journalist who they believe falsified the story.
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.
Not sure how exactly that story managed to slip through Kris Jenner's grasps. US Weekly is, after all, one of the tabloids of choice for the Kardashian Klan to break important stories about divorce rumors and weight loss.
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