Don't Believe Everything You Hear
Author: Luna Berckmoes
Thursday 19th of March 2015 11:49:16 AM

In one of my earlier posts I talked about Bruce Jenner wanting to live as a woman. The father of Kendall and Kylie Jenner said he knew when he was five years old that he was born in the wrong body, but he only recently came out about it at the age of 60. This week US Weekly quoted Kendall Jenner as having said something about her dad regarding this issue and when Kendall read what US weekly had written in her name, she was furious.

US weekly reported Kendall to have said: "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." Even though the quote isn't offensive in any way, Kendall shows her rage on Twitter: "Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them." This was the first tweet that Kendall put on Twitter. The second one was "How is it legal for someone to ‘quote' someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted".

As I said, the ‘quote' is not necessarily negative, but I understand Kendall. It must be hard to be well-known and having to watch your every move. Within my field of study I have learned that everyone has his/her own agenda. Even the daily news works in ways you can't imagine. The slightest adjustment of a camera angle can alter an entire story. Most people absorb every piece of information they see on television or read in magazines without questioning it and think it's all true -but often it's not. Or at least it's not the whole story.

I once saw a documentary about people who worked for a popular magazine. They said that when they discover some juicy gossip, they received big rewards like a pay raise or a new mobile phone. If they call celebrities to ask them something for an article they're writing and the celebrity doesn't want to answer, they just make something up. Possibly that's what happened here.
The message being: don't believe everything you read or see, question things and keep thinking with your own mind. That's the only way you can save yourself from being manipulated.

Update: US Weekly has been made to retract their story and apologize to Kendall- great news!

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