Us Weekly falls for parody Palin-Christina Aguilera story

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Us Weekly‘s website published a story Wednesday referencing Sarah Palin quotes that turned out to be false, reports GossipCop.

The article has since been deleted from Us Weekly‘s website, but the celebrity gossip magazine wrote up a piece claiming former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted pop star Christina Aguilera for botching “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. Us Weekly also said Palin made racially charged and eyebrow-raising comments during her appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, but as it turns out, Palin never said such things in the first place.

Us Weekly cited Palin’s false quotes from parody website SuperTuesdayNews.

The original Us Weekly article included fake quotes from the former vice presidential candidate, supposedly calling Aguilera an “airhead diva” and adding that the singer “doesn’t understand something so basic about America.”

Us Weekly also attributed this false comment to Palin: “Unemployment is at nine percent, yet we have to suffer through a performance by a foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language.  If I were president, I’d deport Ms. Aguilera back to wherever it is she’s from and give Amy Smart a call.”