NYT Fooled by Fake Kanye Quote About Kim's Rear

Couples' bottom comparison came from a satirical paper
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2014 9:07 AM CST
NYT Fooled by Fake Kanye Quote About Kim's Rear
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the presentation of Lanvin's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented in Paris, France on Sept. 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

The New York Times, it seems, has fallen prey to fake news about one of the nation's most pressing issues: Kim Kardashian's rear end. In a humorous column reflecting on the dangers of a large backside—difficulty squeezing through tight spaces, for one—Joyce Wadler quoted Kanye West as saying his own butt is far better than his wife's, the Week reports. In fact, it's "like Michelangelo level," the quote said. Thing is, West never actually made that statement; it came from an article in the Onion-esque Daily Currant, which attributed it to an interview on a nonexistent Chicago radio station, WGYN. The Times has added a correction. (More Kanye West stories.)

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