Kylie Jenner is not having "delivery drama," contrary to a report emerging from Australia. This is a bait-and-switch story that is not only misleading, but also largely plagiarized. Gossip Cop can bust it and reveal its deceptiveness.
The cover of the Australian version of OK! features photos of Jenner holding a baby with the exclamation, "It's A Girl!" The front of the issue further teases, "Delivery Drama: Kylie's Princess!" A reasonable person would see this and rationally conclude that the photos are of Jenner and her newborn, and that the article inside the tabloid is about the dramatic delivery. But that's not the case at all.
The pictures are actually of Jenner holding her niece, Dream Kardashian, more than a year ago. Readers only learn this inside the edition, presumably after shelling out money to buy a copy. And as opposed to the story being about "drama" during Jenner's "delivery," it's really about what's supposedly going on in the lead-up to the birth. It was deceptively packaged on the cover just to dupe readers.
And though the reality star is still pregnant right now, the gossip magazine maintains she's "had her birthing-suite staff running ragged." A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "[She is] already driving the staff at LA's Cedars-Sinai Hospital nuts." How so? It's alleged Jenner has "requested a completely stocked snack bar and light grey 1000-thread count sheets for her birthing room, and wants to rent out the entire floor for her own privacy."
What's more is the outlet claims Jenner is "even asking that all nurses and doctors involved in the birth hand over the phones to avoid photos leaking on the internet." Continues the publication, "As well as her diva-like delivery room demands, Kylie also has a team of staff on call to ensure she can keep her pregnancy under wraps." If that's the case, why would any "insider" close to her be leaking any of these purported details? The tabloid also contradictorily goes on to assert that while Jenner wants her "pregnancy under wraps," she's tired of "spending so much time at home."
Jenner, of course, is free to go out whenever she wants. She's simply choosing not to. But as this article continues, there's an even more egregious problem. OK! quotes its "insider" as saying about the star and boyfriend Travis Scott, "She wants Travis to be around more and help [with] preparing for the baby. But he only has a few more tour dates left, and then he is off. Kylie is hoping he will step things up once the tour is finished." Gossip Cop immediately recognized that quote because the magazine plagiarized it from a People story about Jenner that was published nearly a month ago.
This is not an isolated incident, as upon investigating, we discovered this article is actually filled with plagiarized quotes. For example, a subsequent quote about the expectant makeup mogul "having a favorite name" and "getting the pink nursery ready" are word-for-word copied from another People article about Jenner. Other lines about Jenner are also cribbed.
Not only is this a violation of one of the biggest rules of journalism, but it proves that the magazine's "delivery drama" piece as a whole is a sham. If OK! really has its own "insider" as claimed, it wouldn't be copying quotes from another publication without attribution. Perhaps being based Down Under, the Aussie tabloid thought it could get away with stealing from an American outlet. It cannot.
And, for the record, People has not reported anything about "delivery drama" or "diva-like delivery room demands." Those claims, it appears, came from the U.S. edition of OK!, which ran a made-up article in November about Jenner being a "delivery room diva." That had some of the exact same claims about bed sheets, a snack bar and a phone ban. In other words, virtually nothing in the Australian edition is authentic and a significant portion isn't even true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.