Kylie Jenner Under Fire (AGAIN) After Seemingly Mocking Disabled People
For an 18 year old, Kylie Jenner has done a pretty good job of pissing people off MULTIPLE times in the past. In fact, the long list of controversial moves the reality star has committed keeps on growing as the weeks pass by. The most recently added offense? A photo shoot for Interview magazine.
When the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s spread released yesterday, people were automatically shocked by her bare bottom and Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired latex ensemble. But even further than that, they were PISSED about seeing a sleek-haired Kylie is sitting in a bronze wheelchair.
Hello Interview Magazine, a wheelchair is not an accessory, you're trivializing people who are disabled. pic.twitter.com/Yops1Zi0ln
— Affinity Magazine (@AffinityMag_) December 1, 2015
The pictures were obviously not received well by people who actually need to use a wheelchair because of a disability. For many, wheelchairs are not an option and definitely not a fashion statement.
Absolutely disrespectful that Kylie Jenner would pose for a photoshoot in a wheelchair to be fashionable when others use it as a necessity
— Ava Gerew (@avagerew) December 2, 2015
— Ophelia Brown (@bandaidknees) December 1, 2015
I don't get how Kylie Jenner's wheelchair photoshoot could be NOT offensive? I usually pick my battles about what to be offended by but
— STEIN (@iamdstein) December 2, 2015
Kylie Jenner using a wheelchair in her photos to symbolise her limitations is pretty ignorantly thought out and also equally disrespectful
— Kendra (@ItsKennyH) December 2, 2015
The ridiculous @KylieJenner tries to profit off the misconception "wheelchair bound" means we're helpless…my wheelchair is my FREEDOM
— Dominick Evans (@dominickevans) December 1, 2015
— Deirdre Large (@dela_2012) December 2, 2015
This isn’t the first time that youngest Jenner has received criticism after controversial pictures. This spring she was attacked after sporting dreadlocks for a Teen Vogue photo shoot. Kylie has yet to make a public comment concerning the Interview photos, but we’re hoping an apology is soon to follow.
A spokesperson from Interview tried to clear up their vision for the photo shoot and explain the reasoning behind the wheelchair pose, but ended up making matters even worse.
“At Interview, we are proud of our tradition of working with great artists and empowering them to realize their distinct and often bold visions. The Kylie Jenner cover by Steven Klein, which references the British artist Allen Jones, is a part of this tradition, placing Kylie in a variety of positions of power and control and exploring her image as an object of vast media scrutiny. Our intention was to create a powerful set of pictures that get people thinking about image and creative expression, including the set with the wheelchair. But our intention was certainly not to offend anyone.”
Welp, as they say, it’s just too little, too late.
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