Kylie Jenner blasted over magazine shoot in golden wheelchair
Published 01/12/2015 | 18:12
Reality megastar Kylie Jenner has been slammed for posing in a wheelchair during what is likely the teen’s raciest shoot.
The 18-year-old model is the cover star of the December/January double issue of ‘Interview’ magazine, and wore a series of risqué outfits for the S&M styled photo shoot.
Despite the teen sporting assless chaps exposing her bare bum and modelling a backless gold basque made out of liquid latex while she straddles a male model, it is two pictures featuring the youngest Jenner in a golden wheelchair that has cause a stir online.
No explanation is given as to why the 18-year-old is in the wheelchair and many across social media have attack the images, saying that a wheelchair is not a “fashion statement”.
"Her being normally abled in a chair is probably hurtful to some people who HAVE to use them, for whom it's not an artistic/fashion choice,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another said: “I actually find the pic of Kylie in a wheelchair offensive, but then again I have two aunts born disabled, & two friends who lost the ability to walk.”
While one tweet stated: “I don’t care what Kylie Jenner does. I really don’t but can we not use her siting on a wheelchair as a form of fashion?”
One woman who requires a wheelchair tweeted: “Oh I see! When I’m in my wheelchair no one can look me in the eye but when Kylie Jenner sits in a wheelchair it’s FASHION. Silly me.”
While another commented on the difficulties that wheelchair bound models face getting work, writing: “The idea that Kylie Jenner in a wheelchair is seen as glamorous yet disabled people that use wheelchairs struggle to find modelling work…”.
Some have suggested that the wheelchair images are symbolic of comment Jenner makes during her interview with the magazine.
I actually find the pic of Kylie in a wheelchair offensive, but then again I have two aunts born disabled, ... https://t.co/P5g2KVDSl0— Petite Randi Moss (@lusciousraen) December 1, 2015
“Kylie describes in the interview feeling very ‘limited,’ and how fame restricts her from a lot. The wheelchair symbolizes that,” tweeted one individual.
Adding fuel to the online fury, the release of Jenner’s photos comes days after she used her “#IAmMoreThan” anti-bullying campaign to spotlight a disabled woman with the tagline: “#iammorethan my wheelchair.”
it positions disability as something inherently 'edgy', something vaguely bad taste.— Cat Smith (@cat_sierra) December 1, 2015
@KylieJenner posing in a wheelchair for a photo shoot is so offensive!! Wheelchairs are not "fashion" they are a way of life for some people— Megan James (@megsjamesx) December 1, 2015
Oh god, I feel a blog post coming raging about Kyle Jenner using a wheelchair as a fucking prop. Ableism is not a joke.— Sarah Willow (@SarahWillow87) December 1, 2015
Oh I see! When I'm in my wheelchair noone can look me in the eye but when Kylie Jenner sits in a wheelchair it's FASHION. silly me.— Amelia (@amysgotmilk) December 1, 2015