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12/01/2015 03:23 pm ET Updated Dec 02, 2015

Kylie Jenner Slammed For Posing In Wheelchair In Latest Photo Shoot

The star is taking heat online from users who find the photos offensive.

Kylie Jenner looks like a retro sex doll in her latest cover shoot for Interview magazine, but that's not what people are talking about. 

Nor is it her latex pants with booty cutouts that has people angrily retweeting her photos. Rather, it's the gilded wheelchair that she posed in for two of photographer Steven Klein's shots. 

Steven Klein

The 18-year-old old is taking heat on social media from users who consider the able-bodied reality star posing in the wheelchair to be offensive. 

 The ire Jenner has drawn isn't limited to social media, as disability advocates are speaking out. 

"It's deeply disturbing," Emily Smith Beitiks, associate director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability in San Francisco, told CNN. "People with disabilities are already seen as powerless, and this just reinforces that."

Jenner has yet to publicly address the growing controversy, but it's not the first time the Snapchat queen has been criticized over a photo shoot. In April, the reality star was accused of wearing blackface in what was meant to be a futuristic looking shoot, and in July, teen actress Amandla Stenberg called Jenner out for cultural appropriation after she posted a photo of herself wearing cornrows on Instagram. 

 

UPDATE: In response to the controversy brewing around Interview magazine's decision to publish photos of Kylie Jenner posing in a wheelchair, a rep for the magazine told 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." 

The rep added that Jenner's feature "aims to unpack Kylie's status as both engineer of her image and object of attention."

Request for comment made to Jenner's rep has yet to be returned at this time. 

 

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