‘Us Weekly’ Retracts Kendall Jenner Quotes About Bruce Jenner
"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,'" Us wrote on their site on Friday (March 20). "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," Us continued in the statement.
"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," they said. "We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family."
In the article, Us quoted Jenner as saying, among other things, "[My dad] is 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."
Almost immediately after the story was published, Jenner denied the quotes and slammed the magazine for the publication of false information:
What a mess.