"I love my dad. He's always been there for me and my sisters," Kendall was quoted as saying to Us Weekly at the Comedy Central roast for Justin Bieber. "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."
After the story made the rounds on various media outlets, the reality star took to Twitter to vent her frustration, denying that she ever said the things that were quoted.
"How is it legal for someone to 'quote' someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted," she wrote, and then followed up about an hour later with another tweet, saying, "Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them."
Us Weekly has since taken down the article that the quotes were published in and issued the following retraction:
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.