Katie Couric Kind Of, Sort Of Apologizes To Kim Kardashian

By: Gabrielle Chung / August 16, 2013

Katie Couric is trying to make nice.

After Kim Kardashian had publicly told her to not “talk sh*t” about her, the daytime talk show host has issued her formal apology for offending the reality TV star. (Well, sort of. She didn’t necessarily say sorry.)

“I’ve met Kim before and I think she’s a really sweet person,” Couric said in a statement to E! News released Friday.

“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.”

Hours before, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star had called Couric out for rudely dismissing her family, captioning a snapshot of Couric’s baby gift to her, “#IHateFakeMediaFriends #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkSh*t.”

Previously, Couric was quoted in InTouch talking about the E! starlet’s famous clan, saying, “I don’t understand – why are they so famous? I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested.”