Kylie Jenner lit up the Internet Tuesday, but not in the way that she is normally accustomed — the young model and reality TV star took heat from social media users and fans for posing in a wheelchair in a sexy magazine photo shoot.
Jenner’s Interview magazine spread hit the Internet Tuesday morning, and fans quickly took the young star to task on social media for what many claimed was extreme insensitivity on her part.
— Ophelia Brown (@bandaidknees) December 1, 2015
— Jessica Jewett Jones (@JJ9828) December 1, 2015
I cry every time I go out in my wheelchair bc of the way ppl make me feel but Kylie Jenner uses one + it's fashion? pic.twitter.com/GzkrTPPM1L
— B❄️TH❄️NY (@bethanyhurts) December 1, 2015
Perhaps prophetically, in the accompanying interview, Jenner says that her “worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet.”
“I have, like, a problem,” Jenner told the magazine. “I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check.”
In an extra layer of irony, Jenner last week re-posted a photo of a disabled woman to her Instagram page as part of her anti-bullying #IAmMoreThan campaign. The woman had captioned her photo “#IAmMoreThan my wheelchair.”
Check out more backlash below:
why did kylie have to sit in a wheelchair tho..? it isn't glamorous, it's offensive to disabled ppl. she could've sat in a chair like c'mon.
— erica (♡˘◡˘♡) (@erkkky) December 1, 2015
Kylie Jenner did blackface in a photoshoot, dreadlocs, and now wheelchair…stop pretending it's only the photographers fault.
— jordan rose (@maliagif) December 1, 2015
Kylie used the wheelchair to symbolize how fame restricts her from things…boo hoo you are a millionaire teen that is famous for nothing
— Cristy TraBadass (@Winklove) December 1, 2015
So disabled models can't get work or advance in the fashion industry but Kylie jenner can use a wheelchair and be classed as edgy 👌
— Beth (@Bendy_Mermaid) December 1, 2015
No. I don't want to see Kylie Jenner in a wheelchair. No I don't think it's edgy or cool when people don't know how to talk about disability
— emma (@Oh_EmmaGee) December 1, 2015