Kylie Jenner criticised for using wheelchair in fashion magazine shoot

2 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Don’t do drugs!’ Kylie Jenner giggles uncontrollably in bizarre Snapchat videos… and jokes that she’s ‘cider wasted’.

The reality star momager chatted on SiriusXM’s Conversations with Maria Menounos and, despite the raciness of it, couldn’t help but gush over ‘s photo shoot with Interview magazine. “The pictures are insane. The 18-year-old reality star models a series of very racy outfits for the December/January double issue of Interview magazine, shot by Steven Klein, in the style of Allen Jones.The vociferous former Neighbours star has taken aim at the 18-year-old model’s racy photoshoot for Interview magazine – which sees her pose in a wheelchair – denouncing it as ‘marginalisation.’ Firing off the opening salvo on Instagram, the 25-year-old Australian wrote: ‘Are you f*****g kidding me?

It’s clear that Kylie Jenner wanted to push the boundaries with her erotic Interview shoot, but she may have overstepped the mark when she posed in a gold wheelchair. Kylie added: ‘I feel like I’m going to look back and be like, “Damn, I wish I could’ve just been a kid and done normal teen- age stuff that my friends get to do.” But it also is a blessing, and I’ve done so many things that most 35-year-old women still haven’t done.’ The teen later revealed that she wakes up ‘every morning with the worst anxiety’, adding that her biggest fear is ‘finding something bad about me on the internet’. Kylie is almost unrecognisable in the shoot, and revealed on her Instagram page on Tuesday that her living doll look was achieved by using tape to pull back her cheeks. ‘Plastic doll vibes 😉 pulling my face back with tape all day was much worth it for this amazing art cover of @interviewmag with @stevenkleinstudio & #karltempler so dope!!!!’ she wrote. Caitlin, perhaps better known for her social activism than her roles in major films, had taken umbrage at the use of a wheelchair for shock value whilst the move has divided critics and disability groups.

After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look. ‘Once I did that, I was like, “Whoa, there’s a world of difference.” I just felt like I could be whoever I wanted to be, and I’m all about, like, experimenting. I’m still so young, so I’m just having fun.’ The shoot also sees the stunner bending over a giant trunk, with high heeled shoes resting on her hands as she models a slightly blonder version of her bobbed wig. Kylie also wears a black patent underwear set, including conical bra, complete with static black wig, as a male model lifts her up in the air by the waist… with one arm.

Atlanta writer Kayla Whaley Tweeted: ‘I’m constantly infantilised because of my wheelchair, denied even the idea of sexuality and agency let alone desirability. I think they’re beautiful and artistic. ” However, she does have some concerns over the amount of skin shown. “I think she could have covered her bum a little bit more right there.

That isn’t much of a surprise for Interview, a magazine known for provocative imagery — like the mag’s September photoshoot featuring Miley Cyrus masturbating. She said: ‘What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don’t really find happiness within materialistic things. ‘Like, it’s cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it’s amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I’m like, “Oh, so I guess that wasn’t really happiness.” Kylie, who has just brought out a best-selling lipgloss range which crashed her website, said she doesn’t like to wear make-up herself and if she wasn’t famous, would enjoy a low-key look. ‘I would probably just never dress up,’ she revealed. ‘I would never wear makeup, because I honestly hate wearing makeup.

From so-called “couture crutches” to Lady Gaga’s notable appropriation of disability-related devices in the music video and live performances of the song “Paparazzi,” this trend did not start with Jenner or Interview. “There are rarely disabled models featured in magazines, but they will put a perfectly able-bodied girl in a chair and take photos, making it ‘fashion,'” Bobinski says. “If they want to photograph a wheelchair so bad, they should hire one of the many disabled people there are instead of ignoring us.” When Mashable contacted Interview senior editor Chris Wallace, who wrote the piece on Jenner, he said he hadn’t heard much criticism in response to the photos. He said the goal of Jenner’s feature, both editorially and creatively, was to present her as “the object of Internet fetishization and curiosity and wonder and celebrity,” but also as someone who is “in control of her image.” Yet the problem with the photos, Watlington says, is just that — the images grant Jenner power, while taking power away from people with disabilities. “Disability isn’t a fetish or something to be gawked at,” Watlington says. “The photos take power away from people with disabilities to define their own image. And when she expresses herself artistically like that, I love it.” “Pretty much ever since I was 9, since the show started, there’s been so much bullying towards me,” she opened up, candidly in the interview. “Like, every single day I see something negative about me. Instead, you have a person who is able-bodied kind of doing that for us.” When asked why the artistic decision was made to use a wheelchair in the photoshoot, Wallace directed Mashable to Interview’s public relations team for comment.

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