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Kris Jenner Apologizes To Native American Community For Indian Giver Comments!

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The Kardashian Klan just kan't seem to katch a break!

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

Hi Tara..thank you very much for the very well written note re my careless remarks yesterday on GMA…I am truly sorry if I offended anyone with something I said and I certainly had no intention of hurting or offending anyone…I am probably the least judgmental person you will ever meet, and never would make fun of anyone, of any race….I was asked a question on the spot and because of my dry sarcastic personality I was apparently trying to find a bit of levity in a really tough situation. I was on a book tour in nyc that was booked several months ago and never expected to be thrust into the media storm that occurred but nevertheless would do anything for my kids. obviously not an ideal situation and I'm sorry that careless remark came out of my mouth…I grew up in the 60's and in school it was a silly think kids would say if you took back a gift etc and I'm sure kids never gave it a second thought as to the kind of pain it could cause…but I get it and profusely apologize…I also feel so bad that you take offense of my daughter and grandson and their costumes…I think you can look at something real negative, or the glass half full..I always choose the glass half full because its so much more productive. Kourtney loves fashion and I assure you its a compliment that she is inspired by the indian community and the amazing native style…my grandson wears moccasins almost every day because she likes the way they look…I would look at that at a nod and smile rather than she is trying to poke fun…just another way of looking at it…I am saddened to hear that you might be one of those people who believe everything you read about my daughters decision to separate from her husband. Think about it…obviously something must have happened to have her make this type of decision. I'm sorry you are disappointed but maybe take a step back and use common sense and not judge someone else unless you are walking in their shoes…Just trying to do my best…God Bless you! And thanks for the email..Kris

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Well, she took the time to not only respond, but take responsibility for using a very old-fashioned, derorogatory stereotype, so that's something!

Not really sure what the "half full" and "fashion" nonsense is regarding her response to Kourtney's costume, but whatevs! We'll leave this one up to you!

What do U think?? Is Kris' apology sincere? Should she do it publicly?

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71 comments to “Kris Jenner Apologizes To Native American Community For Indian Giver Comments!”

  1. 1

    ok now wtf??? first its that he's an indian giver for wanting the ring back. but now its…that Kim actually bought it for herself when she hoped Regis would propose…and then we also heard that she has a clause that says she wants to buy the ring from him in case of divorce…really what is up with this f*n family????

  2. 2

    This does not sound sincere, sounds like bull

  3. yeez says – reply to this


    So, in short, she isn't racist because her grandson wears moccasins. Noted.

  4. 4

    first of all - she's apologizing to to the wrong race. Native Americans are exactly that .. Native Americans . Indians are from India . The only thing she needs to apologize for is calling them Indians in the first place .

  5. 5

    It's getting to the point where no one can say anything without offending someone in some way, there's alot of shit I am offended about but you don't see me asking for an apology….maybe I should.

  6. 6

    Not buying it. There is a poem by Rod McKuen similar to walk where you have tested the walk that comes to mind. And I get that idea she is badly trying to convey, but clearly Mrs. Jenner is talking too much. She needs to take a step back or get out of the business of managing Kim. We are all kind of sick of the Trollhouse of their reality show and now maybe it is her twilight time with Bruce Jenner. She needs to let go, the uproar of the American women have spoken. And American people can't be fooled.

  7. 7

    Ok I think she an her family are greedy famewhores. HOWEVER, on the issue of Indian giver epople are being ridiculous. Its just an old saying and not meant as an insult to anyone indian! Just more PC nonsense. And nothing wrong with dressing as a famous Indian either…chill the fuck out people!

    But KK is still a fat ass user and porno slutwhore.

  8. 8

    Would this fame whoring family PLEASE go under a rock. Nobody cares anymore what your family is doing. Everything is about being in the public eye and money thats it. GO AWAY!

  9. 9

    bullshit….another manipulating excuse. wtf does her ignorance as a kid have to do with what she should know as an adult? wow her grandkid wheres moccasins…anyone buying into this crap should be shot in the brain with anti mind fuck juice…this clan ALWAYS tries to back track with responses so the public can say hey it makes sense, give them a break…well not now!…fake faces, fake marriage, fake REALITY show…the public isnt dumb…your 15min are ti ti ti ticking!

  10. 10

    These things that they call Kartrashians are such a sad face of what this world has become. Money is there only goal. They will lie, cheat, and then lie again to try to regain what they once had (Fuck you E and Ryran Seacrest for bringing these whores into our living rooms+ they have nothing now. Except the contempt of the world, as they see them now for there narcissitic, whoring, lieing ways. Spit on all of them.

  11. 11

    Kim Kardashian is a big fat pig. With a big fat ass.

  12. 12

    Indian giver???? What a disgusting slut.

  13. 13

    Is the Gypsy Federation going to sue if someone says they've been gypped out of what's rightfully theirs? Give me a break, PC America. People get their feelings hurt too easily. GROW A FUCKING PAIR, men and women.

  14. Honor says – reply to this


    Kris your revolting. But now your PR are machine is telling outlets that Kris was verbally "abusive" to you. Now the Kris bashing begins you evil monsters.

  15. 15

    is this really what America needs to worry about these days?? I mean, umm, wtf. It's a saying. It may not be very PC, but please people. Get a life. And if you can't find a job, at least get a hobby. And if this offends you, I indian give it back.

  16. 16

    That is so stupid. When I hear the term "Indian Giver" I am not thinking of Native Americans or People from India. It is just a form of expression - a saying. No different from "penny pincher" or "Lazy Susan"… This PC crap is WAY over-kill where everyone Is walking on egg shells hoping they do not "offend" some one. Total Bull Sh%$ at it's worst.

  17. 17

    i am sooooo TIRED of these people!!

  18. 18

    That's a good start, but she needs to keep going, she has sooooooo much more to apologize for. and when she's done she needs to go away and take the fam with her

  19. 19

    Re: No Not – Actually, we have Kathy lee Gifford to thank for this family
    being on tv.

  20. 20

    should they apologize publicly? Everyone else today in the public eye that has made any kind of comment that is no longer deemed 'politically correct', be it right or down right ridonkulous, they still have had to be publicly humiliated, by being forced to apologize on TV in a press release, so the Kartrashian Klan should not be exempt from this new trend. Email apologies do not fit the bill….

  21. 21

    why is calling native americans indians offensive? its like calling a white person black. whats wrong with being black? nothing. whats wrong with being indian? nothing. stfu native community. indian isnt a bad word. they are nice people. also why is it offensive to wear a native american costume? complain to the company who made it, not them any ways. people dress as drag queens, is that offensive to the lgbt community? i think not. people really need to stop being so sensitive. sometimes they cross the line

  22. 22

    Oh, yeah? My grandfather say's whatever!!!

    Peace out!

  23. 23

    Re: Paris France – That's because he is Native American!!! He's on my dad's side. My mom is French! OUI!

  24. 24

    This e-mail is almost a week old, as I saw the entire e-mail conversation last week. As a Native person, I was a little offended. I suggest they actually spend time with Native Americans to figure out how our culture really is. Perez, tell Kris is she wants to make amends, she can contact Tara, she knows how to reach us!

  25. 25

    Kris Kardashian is a disgusting mother! She & her ugly drugged overbotoxed husband & children will sell anythng to getour hard earned dough. The mother must be so proud Kim spread her vjays in Xrated films to the whole world. Forget about all the black men drooling for her stds but Kim's brothers, nephews, cousins and brother in-laws and step brother will jack off watching her. Didn't think about that I bet but oh well Money is everything to the Kardashians and Jenners so they can ridicule marriage and family values and idiots continue to support them. We all should aim to rid off this idiotic family from movies , shows and businesses by telling all not to buy anything endorsed w/them.

  26. 26

    As a Native American, I'm not offended by the whole Indian Giver thing, I've said it. Whatever.
    "Kourtney loves fashion and I assure you its a compliment that she is inspired by the indian community and the amazing native style" That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard LOL We should be flattered her nasally stuck up daughter likes what we've been wearing forever LOL No.

  27. 27

    Re: Htownspitfire – and i pray for the downfall of the kardashians i am so over them all. kris managed to throw in some shots of her own towards the end, if i were that lady, i'd print that email, wipe my ass with it and then send it to kris.

  28. 28

    Re: Ma the meatloaf – Your right. She's a piece of work also!!

  29. 29

    Paris Hilton is laughing her small ass off!!!!! LOLssssss this family keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole

  30. 30

    I think the apology was sufficient - she clarified that she didn't mean anything by it - and she clearly didn't. Also, I don't see the problem with Kourtney's Halloween costume, as many people wear "Indian" costumes. If anyone is deeply hurt by this, that seems a bit silly to me. I normally don't like Kris Jenner but I don't think she did anything wrong here.

  31. 31

    Re: capwellkid – Lol, well said. I agree, people are too sensitive these days.

  32. 32

    People seriously need to get over it! I can't belive what this country has come to…I can recall hearing "indian giver" growing up, and I still use the term. How does that make a person racist?!?! That is the problem with society today, everyone is so "offended" by EVERYTHING! If we focused half of the energy that we do on nit picking what people say, and actually did something productive with our time, this world woud be a much better place…I love how, what I would deem derogatory remarks in most of the rap songs today are okay, but OMG, Kris Jenner says "indian giver" and we all freak out. Really…seriously!?

  33. 33

    Re: yeez – lmaoooo exactly. What a tool. Ripping off culture for fashion is just as racially offensive as a derrogatory comment.

  34. 34

    The fact that this buffoon has the audacity to make reference to Kris Humphries getting the ring(s) back making him an "Indian giver" is disturbing, but for different reasons. It was Kris Jenner's whore daughter, Kim, who "Indian gave" her word to her husband and who took gifts from people under false pretenses. She should give each and every gift back, including the rings! And those nasally bitch daughters of hers. DISGUSTING! No one should trust these greedy bastards and no one should trust multi-cheater in relationships, Kris Jenner. (She herself admitted the cheating.) And to equate her grandson wearing moccasins with somehow respecting Native Americans, Christ, the fun never starts. Enough with these plastic surgeried jackholes!

  35. 35

    Oh please. I'm Native American, as in we're on a tribe roll and I'm not offended. Bigger things to worry about..

  36. 36

    First of all, I'm part native american and the term "Indian giver" is not offensive. More importantly, why is he an indian giver for getting the ring back in which HE paid for. 72 days is not considered a solidified marriage. Sorry Kim. There's an NBA lockout. Give the man his ring back. U can afford to get your own.

  37. 37

    Well first of all Columbus made that damn mistake of the terms "indians" so anybody who is actually from India can blame him. And second what have we taken back? It's us living on reservations in unimaginable conditions. It's us who had all this beautiful land that was taken from us by the government. So maybe it's "government giving"
    Honestly everybody is a foreigner. There is only one true type of American and that's Native Americans. And for Kris Jenner. She should go to to the Pine Ridge or Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota. and then think about saying that again. The fame whore lives her dream through her kids. which is sad sad sad.

  38. 38

    i dont believe it like who the fuck is she to say that yea no one…….

  39. 39

    I am 3/4 native american and i dont really care if u call me native or indian. Shit i went to a native college called Haskell INDIAN Nations University. We even call eachother "ndns". I dont really care about the indian giver comment and whatever tribe got all anal about it are a bunch of wussies. Including that Geronimo thing when they killed osama. As for the indian costume…i know kourtney knows no harm but its ignorant. Lol one time at a beerfest here in denver this white couple were dressed as indians and my brother got pissed and went up to them and ripped off their multicolored feathers! And telling em they were being racist etc etc. The girlfriend even ran off covering her face crying! I thought it was more funny than offensive, i mean i wasnt offended to the point where id go up to them and say anything. I mean is it any different from dressing as a mexican with a sombrero n all that or dressing as an asian who is a nail tech, liquor store owning dry cleaner?

  40. 40

    I am so sick and tired of all of this political correctness. My heritage is partially Native American and not one of the *full bloods* in my family have any issue with the term. I honestly believe that people need to just start sucking it up and stop. It seems you can't do anything without offending someone these days. "Saying I wish all Native American's were dead" is bad…and people should get offended. Having someone say "Indian Giver" is simply bull crap to be called out on.

  41. 41

    First of all - no one gives a shit. You old hag are not important enough to release any statements, don't you get it?! And second - if you feel the urge to apologize, then please apologize to the whole world for your greedy sick fake family.

  42. 42

    you know what??? It was KIM that said she already had doubts BEFORE the marriage. Why keep that damn ring?? Show at least some decency and sell it for charity, you morons. If you admit you didnt really want that wedding, I dont think you have a right to keep the ring.

  43. 43


    they have a right to be outraged in this day and age its not right to say those words ..
    she better get used to looking at the glass half empty as people stop buying the stuff and stop watching the shows.. i find it amusing that she takes the chance to apologise then attacks the person alluding to them as negative seeing the glass half empty..

  44. 44

    Shouldn't she apologize to the INDIAN community not the native american community, seriously amreica you HAVE to learn the difference

  45. 45

    I would love to hear that she'd been scalped.

  46. 46

    Kardashians lol. Anything for attention!!!
    Those people would not have what they have today if it wasn't for their father appearing in the oj court case. These famewhores only known by someone getting murdered!!!
    Its very true!!! kardashians why dont you get the hell off the television and do something good with your inherited wealth and feed starving people in your own country or help homeless not so fortunate people there are plenty to help!!!
    Do something amazing with your given fortunes beknown for that. Do something GOOD.

  47. 47

    I am Native American and am offended by this family's stupidity on many levels. Scalp her!

  48. 48

    I don't think Kris took much responsibility for her statement… Sounded to me like a lot of excusses to justify her ignorance. Kris feels the need to defend her ignorant girls!! They are just like her. She raised them!! Kim is a fat ass greedy ho dog… Her soon to be ex should be happy he is out of that screwed up greedy family. He deserves better!! He has more class in his little finger then any of them will ever have.

  49. 49

    Re: truthbeknown – Ha ha agree!!!

  50. 50

    And we should get rid of the terms white bread and black coffee because whoever uses them is an obvious racist.

  51. 51

    I'm offended at all these whiny demands for apologies and everyone being offended by ever little f*cking thing. Is anyone apologizing for it? The "native Americans" came to this continent via land bridge. They're no more "native" than the rest of us who came later, they were just here longer. The term "Indian giver" is an old expression, and every single race out there has a stereotype. Right or wrong, WE ALL USE THEM. Political correctness is insane and I'm sick of it. To all those who are offended, STFU. And to those who are so spineless as to issue apologies to the whiners, you STFU too.

  52. 52

    "That's all she ever wanted."
    Yeah. I'm sure.
    "That" and as many millions as she can amass no matter who it destroys.

  53. 53

    Kris Jenner is a whore who slept around with many men while married to Robert Kardashian. For all we know, her children were sired by different males!

  54. 54

    She is nothing but a big fat liar. Her and Kim make a good pair. Did you notice on the interview how she constantly looked into the camera and gave that half ass smile. She is a total bitch. I can't stand her. To look at her, I could puke. Anything that comes out of her or Kim's mouth are nothing but lies. Apology my ass, she was saving face for the sake of money, money, money.

  55. 55

    God, I hate this woman, and the monster daughters she has created.

  56. 56

    I don't get it…and what? Did Kourtney dress up as Pocahontas or something? How is that offensive, and why do people need to shit themselves over every little thing.

  57. 57

    Perez can you be any further up the Kardashian's asses? Why should she get a break for making stupid insensitive comments. If it was a gay slur I wonder if you would be soooo forgiving?

  58. 58

    She is far too old, far too educated and far too business savvy to have used words like that. What a bitch she knows better she just didn't care & the true Krappy Kris came out because her precious spoiled frozen faced kid might have to give her tawdry ring back. Like KIm is gonna wear it anyway RIGHT. Kris Krapashian Jenner needs to hook up with Brett "I still talk like a frat boy at 50" Radner & go f off together.

  59. 59

    OMG this is sooo pathethic!!!!

  60. 60

    I dont know what's lamer: Kim's sex or this!

  61. C0123 says – reply to this


    this women is delusional if she thinks people are going to accept her half ass blackberry email "apology"! This family is shamless and disgusting! PEOPLE STOP WATCHING THE KARDASHAINS SHOWS AND STOP SUPPORTING THEM - they are an embaressment to society!

  62. 62

    Is this woman insane?! She must actually think this whole publicity stunt is a joke. An engagement ring is not just "a gift". It is supposed to be a symbol of a couple's commitment to marriage. Obviously Kim was not committed to the marriage before they even had that tacky wedding anyways!

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  64. 64

    Its a good start but it would be better if she did it publicly. Me and my sister were watching her interview dat mornin when it aired and me and my sister laughed cuz we are natives and we don't use that term its been dead term for quite sumtime kris jenner is old aint she. Well she should of use that term for her daughter kim because its kim dats, a taker backers she married kris humphries promise to love cherish and honor him for the rest of their lives but what did she do, pulled da rug from underneath him. She took dat all back, she should of sed to kim instead of kris humphries.

  65. 65

    Re: Snookietoes – a penny pincher doesnt have anything to do with race/ethnicity, "indian giver" does, hence why people (including me) find it offensive.

  66. 66

    Her apology isn't really an apology but instead she's defending herself. I don't thinks she's sorry nor should she care, and I really think she can less what Tara or the public thinks.

  67. C0123 says – reply to this



  68. 68

    wtf, are you kidding me it is getting pathetic when you cant make a normal comment, something we have all been saying for the last 20 years… (ok not you youngins) soon I wont be able to talk without making sure someone is not getting bloody ofended. Oh no did I just offend vampires for saying bloody? or is that under swearing? for f#$% sake or is it because she is a Kardashian? Perhaps some American should release a book of costumes that the rest of the world can check to see if it is ok to wear. 30 years ago it wasnt a big deal that someone wore an Indian costume? Everyone needs to relax and take a chill pill man.When my mates and I are watching the Kardashians, Housewives of where ever, any reality TV (wich is usually from America) for us it is PURE COMEDY, we watch it to have a laugh !! I dont understand why some of you get so upset…. Even that is funny reading your angry / hateful / racist comments when really you should all be laughing !!!! You know that saying what goes around comes around, or even treat people how you want to be treated,,,,,, just sayin

  69. 69

    my buddy's mother makes $72 hourly on the internet. She has been fired for 6 months but last month her check was $7635 just working on the internet for a few hours. Go to this site 5pl.us/129

  70. 70

    pimpmom knows dam well she's in on the whole wedding/divorce scam! I'm not buying this half-azzed apology. I don't wanna see her Eddie Munster azz on tv anymore so she can save it!

  71. 71

    A Indian Giver, is a white men when native americans were put on reservations the white men sought out to kill the indian when they coulda just left us natives alone an continue life but no the white men took back what they gave that is a indian giver and to use the term Indian Giver which refers to native americans is nasty and rude native americans take very much pride in who they are because living in this world where the white men still feel they have power to use slang or words they think are not racist well they are and i aint taking it . I am a native american from New Mexico and i didnt appreciate what this women said and her apology is bullshit to me. The white men's moccasins arent even real we natives know what is real through our traditions and culture so the white men are imposters when it comes down to our customs.
    Native Pride.