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Kylie Jenner’s wheelchair photo shoot sparks predictable outrage

The youngest Jenner daughter is at the center of a social media maelstrom.


Catherine Scott


Published Dec 1, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 1:57 pm CDT

Disability activists have taken to social media in disgust at a photo shoot for Interview magazine showing 18-year-old Kylie Jenner posing in a wheelchair. 

Jenner, the youngest daughter in the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan, does not use a wheelchair for everyday mobility and was posing as a model. 

As the blog Fashionista reports, Stephen Klein photographed her spread in the December/January issue of Interview. His notoriously edgy photography has previously included bondagebloodied corpses and a model surrounded by animals carcasses.

The pictures of Jenner clad in black PVC, sitting astride a male model and sporting ass-less chaps are relatively tame compared to the rest of Klein’s back catalogue.

Given the media-savvy nature of the Jenner and Kardashian families, it will come as a surprise to no one that the controversial magazine cover surfaced the day after Kylie launched her new lipstick kit.

Update 8:10am CT, Dec. 3: This post has been updated to remove a tweet from Twitter user @Bethanyhurts after the account went private and tweets were no longer visible. 

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*First Published: Dec 1, 2015, 5:40 pm CST