First to report the news was the Perez Hilton gossip website. Alas, it didn't attribute the item to Newspaper Rock, although that was clearly the source. Fortunately, other media outlets had more integrity.
Kris Jenner Apologizes To Native American Community For Indian Giver Comments!
Not only were many members of the public outraged with Kris Jenner's appearance on Good Morning America, on which she spewed a whole lot of reasons why Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries was NOT a joke, but a majority of the Native American community was deeply offended by her usage of the term "Indian Giver" in regards to the soon-to-be-ex taking back his engagement ring!
Publicist Tara J. Ryan sent the reality momager an e-mail asking her to make a public apology for saying such a hurtful thing on national television, as well as daughter Kourtney's Pochahontas costume on the Halloween episode of Dancing With The Stars, and she replied with the following:
From: "Kris Jenner"
Date: 11/04/2011 06:56 AM
To: "Tara J. Ryan"
Subject: Re: This week's events, some thoughts to ponder
By Hannah Lawrence
Ryan, the Chickasaw/Choctaw president and owner of Tiger Lily Co.—a Native American arts and entertainment organization—took the time to contact Jenner directly pointing out not only the racist term but her daughter Kourtney Kardashian’s Pocahontas costume.
“A family of people in this case, specifically two persons, who very publicly on National television in one week, in the very month that is supposed to be a teaching and learning month that is National Native American Heritage month (November) are in a ‘bubble’ of ignorance, especially ridiculous since you are surrounded by so many people of color and your children and late ex-husband are of Armenian descent,” Ryan wrote to Jenner November 3 according to Newspaper Rock. She went on to ask Jenner for a “real, genuine public apology.”
Jenner responded saying she is “truly sorry” and that she “had no intention of hurting or offending anyone.” She chalked up the comment to being put on the spot and said “because of my dry sarcastic personality I was apparently trying to find a bit of levity in a really tough situation.”
For more on the Kardashians, see Khloe Kardashian Thinks She's Native and Khloe Kardashian in a Headdress.
Below: "Kris Jenner, mother of Kim Kardashian, was interviewed on Fox & Friends Thursday, November 3." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)