Kylie Jenner Receives MAJOR Backlash for Wheelchair Photo

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Kylie Jenner is wearing latex and exposing her butt in a new, very racy spread for Interview Magazine.

But it's not this skin-showing that has many people upset at the 18-year old for her latest set of photos.

Kylie Jenner in a Wheelchair

Instead, it's one of those photos in particular: the snapshot posted above in which a scantily-clad Kylie Jenner is sitting in a wheelchair.

Many folks are taking rather extreme issue with Jenner donning S&M attire and raising her legs provocatively while using this handicapped apparatus as some sort of fashion accessory.

“You cannot both condemn and mock us for using wheelchairs when you let abled people use them for ‘FASHION,’ one critics wrote on Twitter.

“It’s disgusting.”

Another person with unfortunate wheelchair experience summed up this scandal even better, writing on Twitter:

“As someone in a wheelchair @KylieJenner @InterviewMag, this is offensive. My chair is not haute couture.”

Others out there in the social media world are calling out photographer Steven Klein, while associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability in San Francisco, Emily Smith Beitiks, said the following to CNN:

“It’s deeply disturbing. People with disabilities are already seen as powerless, and this just reinforces that.”

Jenner, meanwhile, is also facing accusations of animal abuse following the release of a new Snapchat video.

In response to the backlash, here is what Interview editors said via a statement to E! News:

At Interview, we are proud of our tradition of working with great artists and empowering them to realize 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.

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