On Wednesday, Us Weekly released a story that Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner supports Bruce Jenner no matter if he's "a man or a woman." Well, the model and reality starlet commented on the story through Twitter, and Kendall's saying she was misquoted. Kendall tweeted that she never spoke to Us Weekly at all.
(Update: On Thursday, March 19, Us Weekly issued a statement saying they retract their Kendall Jenner interview. In part, it reads, "We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.")
Her two tweets on the topic read as follows:
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.
The interview posted by Us Weekly focused on Bruce's allegedly transition and how his family feels about it. Reportedly, Kendall opened up to the publication backstage at Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber. Here's the full quote published by Us:
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.
This all stems from the several reports saying Bruce is planning to come out as transgender. Plus, Bruce's E! docu-series is said to follow his alleged transgender "journey." Reportedly, the reality series has even been put on hold, because Bruce wants to make sure his family is comfortable with everything, plus, the Olympian is still reeling from the fatal car crash he was involved in in February.
The Kardashians and the Jenners have been tightlipped about the rumors, but anytime the family does talk about Bruce, they say nothing but kind and supportive words, like the time Kim Kardashian said Bruce's story belongs to him.
If the quotes were fabricated, well, it's not right. To make something up about a daughter talking about what would definitely be a sensitive time in her parent's life would be just overall wrong. That said, it's hard to know for sure what's going on here, and Us Weekly has not updated their original story.
Editors Note: Until/unless Jenner has personally confirmed the transgender rumors and the intention to begin presenting as a woman, Bustle will continue to refer to the track star as a man and father, using male pronouns. Jenner deserves the courtesy of being able to “tell his story his way” when ready, as step-daughter Kim said, and Bustle will only make those changes if/when Jenner confirms.