Kylie Jenner is the queen of controversial media attention. Her recent photoshoot with Interview magazine showed her posing with a wheelchair as a prop, which has created quite the backlash on social media.
Erin Tatum, 24, who actually uses a wheelchair was not too pleased. She posted her own version of the photo onto her Tumblr along with a short blurb.
Since then, other Twitter users began to speak out on the magazine’s poor decision to make a wheelchair an “edgy” prop for a shoot. Ophelia Brown, a Twitter user with the username @bandaidknees also posted a photo of herself in a wheelchair and tagged Kylie Jenner in it.
She then wrote an open letter titled “Dear Kylie Jenner, My Wheelchair Isn’t A Limitation—It’s My Wings.” She wrote,
“A wheelchair, is by definition, a mobility device. This means that it gives freedom and independence to the person who needs it, whereas your photo suggest a wheelchair represents limitations.”
Read her full letter here.
Since then a representative for Interview Magazine has defended the photos saying, “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.”
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