The Kardashian clan’s avant-garde mission to think outside of the box in the fashion world has backfired once again.
In a new sitdown/photo shoot with Interview magazine, Kylie Jenner not only to appeared to be insensitive to disabled groups by posing in a wheelchair but she also didn’t give the most insightful display of her persona, either.
WALLACE: It’s a curious thing, having this huge reach that you have on social media, because, I imagine, you want it to be a two-way street where you’re engaging with the people who follow you, but not getting sniped at by the comments. Do you feel a big weight with those 40-million-plus Instagram followers and all that comes with it? Does that intimidate you at all?
JENNER: It intimidates me but I’ve just realized, like … You know who I’m obsessed with? I’m obsessed with Lady Gaga. I saw her at the Alexander Wang fashion show after-party, and I think she’s the nicest person ever. She came up to me and was like, “I think you’re so amazing, and whatever you’re doing, people are just obsessed with it,” and she basically told me to not change. And I feel like that really helped me, because there’s a reason why I have so many followers and why people pay so much attention to me. So I just try not to change and stay authentic. I do feel pressure when I do sexy photo shoots and stuff, or if I want to post a picture … I don’t know. Because I want to be a good role model, but I also want to be me.
WALLACE: Are you good with money? Does that part of business excite you?
WALLACE: [laughs] Well, there are people for that. You’re 18 right now, right? Are you prepping for college?
JENNER: I’m not going to college. I have done everything to prepare for college, so if I wanted to in the future, I could go at any time. But I’m not planning on going anytime soon. [voice heard in the background] Kim just said, “Good girl!”
WALLACE: [laughs] Well, these questions were basically the SATs, so I think you’re good. Now we get weird. This is the lightning round. Who is your dream dinner guest, living or dead?
JENNER: Dinner guest?
Yet, it was Steven Klein’s photography that depicted the youngest KUWTK cast member in a golden wheelchair that rubbed people the wrong way. Take a look at the Kylie Jenner wheelchair backlash reactions down below and in the gallery.
This right here is why I don't rate Kylie Jenner. A gold wheelchair? Disability isn't a glamorous fad. pic.twitter.com/5kpKgxdtPq
— zara (@zaraisfierce) 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
apparently being in a wheelchair is a fashion statement now. ur late af i'v been out here killing it my whole life pic.twitter.com/VzOQB1T9tC
— – ❁ – (@frinklinelson) December 1, 2015
So Kylie's shoot was problematic because she was in a wheelchair, but no one said a word about this?!?! ummmm pic.twitter.com/x3IwaKqRzQ
— Mrs.Gary Oak (@DarthVenn) December 1, 2015