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Kylie Jenner slammed for canyon photoshoot near Navajo land

'Please take you & your white privilege off our land!'

Jul 13, 2020, 1:50 pm

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Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

Kylie Jenner drew ire on Sunday after posting photographs of herself posing in a slot canyon while vacationing in Utah.

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Slot canyons are a rare land formation found in the Utah and Arizona deserts. Many are within the borders of the Navajo Nation Reservation, which is currently under lockdown amid coronavirus outbreaks.

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"This place is unreal" with a photo of Jenner in a bikini looking up at the opening of the canyon
Kylie Jenner

Jenner’s Instagram showed that she was staying in the luxury Amingiri Hotel in Canyon Point, Utah, located less than 20 miles outside of the Navajo Nation. It’s unclear which slot canyon Jenner took her photographs in, though many on social media believe it to be Antelope Canyon, the most famous of the slot canyons and located within the Navajo territory.

On Twitter, people accused Jenner of violating the lockdown and profiting from putting the Navajo people at risk.

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“Please take you & your white privilege off our land!” one user wrote.

"Are we going to ignore the fact that Navajo Nation Parks are closed and Kylie Jenner is clearly in Antelope Canyon...?" copy of the photograph
@aviolam_
Kylie Jenner has a lot of nerve to vacation on the Navajo Reservation. Our people are infected & dying at a higher rate than most places in the country. Our government shut down this includes all our parks & the ban of tourism. Please take you & your white privilege off our land!
@aviolam_
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While some Twitter users argued that the photoshoot could have taken place in a smaller, lesser-known canyon, others said that her photoshoot is problematic either way.

“Kylie Jenner has a platform with millions of people,” wrote Twitter user @justicesonny. “This will surely encourage those people also attempt to vacation on Navajo land.”

Kylie Jenner has a platform with millions of people. This will surely encourage those people also attempt to vacation on Navajo land. I would have this energy to other people, but it’s not the same as Martha from Idaho with 200 followers.
@traciej_
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*First Published: Jul 13, 2020, 1:50 pm