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Kim Kardashian Calls Katie Couric A 'Fake Media' Friend
Kim Kardashian is none too happy with Katie Couric, and she took to Instagram today to express her displeasure.
The beef between the two is apparently over a recent interview that Couric gave to In Touch Weekly. The interview wasn't otherwise particularly noteworthy: Couric talked to the magazine about spinning class, expressed a desire to remarry and said that her favorite celebrity interview was with Hugh Jackman. But she also admitted to not fully understanding the Kardashian phenomenon: "I don’t understand — why are they so famous? I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested."
It's a fair point and we have to wonder: does Kim Kardashian even fully understand why she's famous?
But Kardashian was hurt considering the statements came from someone she considered a friend. Today she posted a photo of the gift that Couric sent for Kardashian's baby North with some scathing hashtags: "#IHateFakeMediaFriends #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkShit"
And yeah, the cut-off note looked just like that when it was delivered to Kardashian. (It's a printing error, TMZ says.)
UPDATE 8/17: Katie Couric apologized to Kardashian in a statement to E! News: "I've met Kim before and I think she's a really sweet person." She added: "I was responding to a reporter's question, and explaining how I'm intrigued by the public's fascination with her family. I didn't mean to hurt her feelings. The gift is genuine, and I'm happy for Kim and Kanye."
The Kardashian clan is tight, and Kim's sister Khloé Kardashian chimed in with support: