Politics

US Magazine Falls for Sarah Palin's Racist Slam on Christina Aguilera

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Um, let's just retract that little story that we ran on our home page and hope it dies quietly in cyberspace. Too late. The world already saw your misstep, Us -- and Google News already had your piece on its news home page.

Us Magazine fell for a hoax news release Wednesday when it reported that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had called Christina Aguilera an "airhead diva" for getting the words wrong to the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV.

The magazine reported that during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Palin said she'd deport Aguilera back to where she came from. Of course, Christina was born in New York and grew up in Pennsylvania. 

According to the erroneous report, Palin said we didn't need "spicy Latin princesses" performing at such big events -- and that the NFL and the Obama Administration were to blame for letting the pop star perform.

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The quotes came from a parody site called SuperTuesdayNews.

One site, who caught the error, said: "It boggles the mind that a major outlet could read these obviously satirical, fake quotes and treat them as the real deal," GossipCop wrote. "However badly Aguilera botched the anthem last Sunday, Us Weekly just did a hundred times worse."