A few days ago a picture came out of Kylie Jenner posing on the front cover of Interview Magazine in a wheelchair.
Then I started seeing people saying that it was disrespectful of people that are actually wheelchair bound because she isn’t disabled herself and it pokes fun at disabled people. When I read that I was really confused. I do not understand how it is hurtful at all, and I am disabled as well. From what I know of the research I have done, she referenced a British artist named Allen Jones. Also, speaking from the artistic/entertainment industry side of things, this is normal. People like Kylie will go outside of the box to get publicity (and lets be honest, the Kardashian/Jenner crew has been known to do that for years now).
I also saw a post saying if they had tried to recreate this picture it would not look as glamorous as Kylie’s picture. Now this is understandable, but let me get you in on a little secret, neither did Kylie when they took the picture. Please take a look at the cover and realize how photoshopped it is. She doesn’t even look real.
When it comes down to it, I say we move on from this situation and focus more on more important issues like the mass shooting in San Bernardino where developmentally disabled people go to get help, and focus on ways in which we can help the people who were affected by this horrible tragedy.