Disability Advocates Condemn Kylie Jenner’s Wheelchair Photo From New Shoot & Interview Mag Responds!

Kylie Jenner's wheelchair photo causes backlash.

In her recent interview with, uh, Interview magazine, Kylie Jenner says that she worries about waking up and reading a bad story about herself.

Well, she might not want to read this one!

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One of the photos from the shoot features the 18-year-old sitting in a wheelchair while wearing a strapless latex bustier and high heels.

Now many disability advocates are condemning the shoot for the message that it sends.

Emily Smith Beitiks of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability explained:

“It’s deeply disturbing. People with disabilities are already seen as powerless, and this just reinforces that. I think she’s literally being objectified to look like a sex doll, and this wheelchair is an added element of passivity they’re adding on.”

Others further spoke up against the image on Twitter:

For its part, the magazine has issued this response:

“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.”

What’s YOUR take on this controversy, Perezcious readers???

[Image via Interview]

Dec 1, 2015 3:52pm PDT

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