Disabled Women Recreates Kylie Jenner’s Disturbing Wheelchair Photoshoot

An image that sent shock waves throughout the media left many outraged, especially a specific community.


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Earlier this month Interview magazine released a controversial cover photo of Kylie Jenner in a leather outfit and a gold wheelchair.

Many claimed that Jenner did nothing but reinforce the fact that the disabled are seen as powerless. Although Interview stated that Kylie’s feature in the magazine aims to reveal her status as both engineer of her image and object of attention. For many this was a foolish excuse, especially to a woman named Erin on her Tumblr account.

“I tried my best to create a more authentic version of Kylie Jenner’s Interview cover, given that I’m, you know, actually disabled and a real life wheelchair user,” she wrote on her Tumblr.

“I think Kylie’s photoshoot was a little too far,” senior Karissa Wennstrom said. “A disability is not in the least bit glamorous as she depicted it to be the picture. A gold-plated wheelchair and a provocative outfit looks almost as if she is better than those who really do use a wheelchair.”

Jenner’s aim was most likely not to put down those with a disability or put herself on a pedestal, but her cautiousness and sensitivity is likely to increase. Although Tumblr writer Erin, as well as other disabled viewers, took offense to the message captured in the photo, Erin seemed as though she took it as lightly as possible.

“I’ve apparently been a trendsetter since before Kylie was born,” Erin wrote.