Katie Couric has apologized for hurting Kim Kardashian’s feelings after questioning her family’s massive fame in a recent interview with In Touch magazine.
Katie Couric, 56, released a statement following Kim Kardashian’s furious Instagram post accusing the TV presenter of being a “fake media friend”.
“I’ve met Kim before and I think she’s a really sweet person,” Katie Couric told E! News.
“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.”
Kim Kardashian, 32, had posted a picture of baby clothes and a note sent by Katie Couric and asked her not to “talk s**t” if she’s going to pretend to be nice.
The reality star also included the hashtags: “I Hate Fake Media Friends” and “May I Humbly Suggest You Not Send Gifts Then Talk Sh*t”.
The offending comments were made by the former Today Show anchor in an In Touch article published Wednesday.
“I don’t understand – why are they so famous? I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested,” Katie Couric told the magazine.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 8 currently airs Sunday nights on E!.
Katie Couric – who’s worked for the three biggest networks in the US – hosts the ABC daytime talk show Katie on weekdays.