The photo spread was pretty scandalous, complete with fetish gear, a risqué butt shot and provocative poses. While that kind of stuff usually stirs up at least some controversy, that wasn't what pissed people off...what really made them mad was this photo.
According to the mag, the wheelchair photos were supposed to be artistic. "Our intention was to create a powerful set of pictures that get people thinking about image and creative expression, including the set with the wheelchair," they told E! Online. "But our intention was certainly not to offend anyone."
Well, people were offended, because a wheelchair isn't a photo prop.
First time I used a wheelchair, I cried when I got home. Yet Kylie, who is abled-body, gets published for "fashion"— candycane ho (@CalyCupcake) December 1, 2015
No. I don't want to see Kylie Jenner in a wheelchair. No I don't think it's edgy or cool when people don't know how to talk about disability— emma (@Oh_EmmaGee) December 1, 2015
The disabled community aren't fighting social stigmas just so kylie jenner can use a wheelchair to look more edgy https://t.co/qQN1FJK5gt— basic brownie (@polypolarbear) December 1, 2015
I don't care what Kylie Jenner does. I really don't but can we not use her siting on a wheelchair a form of fashion?— Kailia Sage (@KailiaSage) December 1, 2015