By now you’ve probably heard about Kylie Jenner’s photo shoot for Interview magazine. She raised quite a few eyebrows for a couple of reasons. The first was that she bared her bottom in backless pants. The second was that, in some of the pictures, Kylie posed in a wheelchair. People in wheelchairs were not exactly thrilled.
Here are some of the reactions to Kylie’s pictures:
— Jessica Jewett Jones (@JJ9828) December 1, 2015
— Ophelia Brown (@bandaidknees) December 1, 2015
I can kinda see their point, although I have to admit, I’m not sure it would have occurred to me without someone pointing it out.
Interview magazine explained their decision to use the wheelchair as a prop.
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.”
Hmmm. Okay. Here are some of the other pictures from Kylie’s photo shoot:
A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on
I guess I can see how there are different positions of power being represented. Yet is this a case of ableism?
Photos by FAMEFLYNET