02/20/2007 AT 6:00 PM ET
Brody Jenner says he’s “horrified” by a profile written about him in the new issue of Details magazine.
In the article, Jenner and his best friend/manager, Spencer Pratt, are characterized as scheming to make Jenner famous – partly by dating or befriending famous people, including Nicole Richie, who Jenner briefly dated.
“Here’s what you’re gonna do. You’re gonna start dating Nicole Richie. And you’re gonna get that skinny bitch to eat, all right?,” Pratt says, as part of the pair’s alleged plan to seek fame. “You are about to become The Guy Who Got Nicole Richie to Eat. Process that s–t, bro. You’ll be, like, a f—ng hero to America.”
However, Jenner tells PEOPLE that the article unfairly makes him look uncaring about those he truly cares about.
“I have broad shoulders and can handle what is written about me personally but when I am misquoted or mischaracterized as exhibiting a disrespectful attitude towards someone I care about, I feel I need to clarify the situation,” says Jenner. “I genuinely love Nicole… I would never say or do anything hurtful to those I love and respect. I’m sorry it was represented that way.”
In the article Jenner also says the “whole scene” in Hollywood is fake. “It’s like a movie set, like my life is a movie set. These people, they all think this is real, but it’s not.”
Jenner’s mother, Linda Thompson, has also come to her son’s defense, telling PEOPLE: “He has always been fond of [Nicole]. He dated her because he really likes her. He doesn’t have to date anyone for any other reason than he really likes them.”
Asked for comment about the story Details editor-in-chief Daniel Peres tells PEOPLE: “Details stands by the story 100 percent.”