KATIE COURIC really put her foot in her mouth last week, and KIM KARDASHIAN called her on it.
During an interview, Katie was discussing the Kardashians and she said, quote, "I don't understand . . . why are they so famous? I think it's mostly teenage girls that are interested."
On Friday, Kim fired back by posting a picture of the pajamas that Katie had recently sent Kim and KANYE WEST as a BABY GIFT.
She also posted Katie's note, which congratulated them on the birth of the baby, and added, quote, "And may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition."
Instead of writing an actual comment, she added two hashtags. The first one was, quote, "Hate Fake Media Friends." The second said, quote, "May I Humbly Suggest You Not Send Gifts Then Talk [Crap]."
That IS pretty hypocritical of Katie to suck up to Kim and Kanye privately . . . then publicly throw the Kardashians under the bus. But Katie doesn't want to rumble, because she's already tried to do damage control.
She issued a statement saying, quote, "I've met Kim before and I think she's a really sweet person. 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."