New York Times Issues a Correction After Misquoting Kanye West in Satirical Column

The New York Times issued a correction after misquoting Kanye West in an article about Kim Kardashian's butt. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The New York Times owes Kimye an apology! The August newspaper of record accidentally posted fake quotes in a satirical piece titled "Fear of Kim Kardashian's Derriere" on Friday, Nov. 21. On Nov. 22, the Times issued a correction. 

"An earlier version of this column was published in error," the statement reads. "That version included what purported to be an interview that Kanye West gave to a Chicago radio station in which he compared his own derrière to that of his wife, Kim Kardashian. Mr. West’s quotes were taken, without attribution, from the satirical website The Daily Currant. There is no radio station WGYN in Chicago; the interview was fictitious, and should not have been included in the column."

The piece, written by Joyce Wadler, pokes fun at Kim Kardashian's famed backside, which continued to make headlines with her nude photo shoot for Paper magazine. 

"How happy do you think Kim will be with her enormous can at 80?" Wadler writes. "There she’ll be, trying to negotiate narrow supermarket aisles with her wheelie cart and her massive derrière, although it is true, given her talent with the champagne glass, she may be able to put a few containers of Metamucil on it."