Us Weekly retracts Kendall Jenner story

By admin
20 March 2015

Us Weekly magazine has issued a retraction on a controversial Kendall Jenner article.

The publication published a story earlier this week in which they quoted the 19-year-old supermodel confirming her father Bruce’s alleged sex change. In the feature, Us Weekly claimed Kendall had said Bruce is “changing shoes” and she’ll “always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman”.

But on Thursday the outlet made it clear the feature is inaccurate.

'I NEVER said those things'

“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,” Us Weekly wrote in a statement published on their website. “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.”

On Wednesday Kendall lashed out against the piece on Twitter. She emphasised the fact this conversation never took place. “How is it legal for someone to 'quote' someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted?” she pondered on the micro-blogging site. “Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.”

During their retraction statement, Us Weekly apologised for any upset the feature may have caused Kendall.

“We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologise to Ms. Jenner and her family,” the outlet concluded.

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