Kendall Jenner Claims Us Weekly Fabricated Quote [Updated]

Well this is awkward.

Us Weekly is already getting criticized for a cover implying that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are dating, so it might as well double up.

The magazine published an EXCLUSIVE, featuring Kendall Jenner “breaking her silence” about her father Bruce Jenner’s decision to transition to a woman. The only problem is that Kendall claims she didn’t speak to Us Weekly about the subject. That’s, well… That’s a big problem.

Us Weekly has Jenner saying the following about her father:

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.

Jenner took to Twitter to deny that this exchange happened.

Us Weekly has some (more) explaining to do. So to speak.

Update (3:30 pm):
Us Weekly has retracted the story and issued an apology. Essentially, the magazine put all the blame on the writer. No editors or fact checkers had anything to do with publishing an article with dubious quotes. Stay classy Us Weekly. Below is the statement.

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.