Kylie Jenner slammed for “disrespectful” wheelchair photoshoot

Fans are not happy about the pictures from Interview magazine

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by Laura Donaldson |
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Kylie Jenner has come under fire for her photoshoot in Interview magazine, specifically photographs of her posing in a wheelchair.

The 18-year-old has posed for a spread shot by Steven Klein which sees her in a variety of poses and latex costumes.

The shoot has been slammed by fans who are calling it “offensive,” with many Twitter users taking to the site to voice their anger.

The magazine has already released a statement on the issue saying: “At* Interview*, we are proud of our tradition of working with great artists and empowering them to realise 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."

“Throughout the Art Issue, we celebrate a variety of women who are both the creators and subjects of their artistic work, and the Kylie feature aims to unpack Kylie's status as both engineer of her image and object of attention."

"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.”

Associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, Emily Smith Beitiks described the Kylie's shoot as "deeply disturbing".

She told CNN:”People with disabilities are already seen as powerless, and this just reinforces that.”

Other looks from the shoot include bottomless chaps and Kylie posing in a mannequin-like posture. Just another day in the life of Kylie!

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