UPDATE MARCH 19, 1:42 PM: Us Weekly has taken the story down and issued a retraction. Read their full statement here.
The Kardashian/Jenner crew has been very quiet about Bruce Jenner's rumored gender transition, so it came as a huge shock to everyone when Kendall Jenner was quoted speaking out about it.
According to an exclusive report by Us Weekly on March 18, Kendall 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."
The story was almost immediately picked up by multiple media outlets, including Cambio. Shortly after it surfaced online, Kendall took to Twitter, sharing this message that many assumed was about the report, but was vague enough that it was tough to say for sure...
About an hour later, Kendall returned to the social media site and this time, she made it very clear that she was angry at Us Weekly.
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.- Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
Kendall's half-sister Khloe Kardashian retweeted the message.
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.- Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
When there is a misunderstanding like this with the media, the public or anybody else for that matter, it's helpful that celebs can just jump on Twitter and say their piece instead of having to hold a full-on press conference.