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12 of the Best Twitter Responses to Kylie Jenner's Wheelchair Photo Shoot

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People are not happy about the decision to pose Kylie Jenner in a wheelchair on the cover of Interview magazine’s December issue.

The able-bodied 18-year-old reality television star was photographed by Steven Klein sitting in an elaborate gold wheelchair. Interview released a statement but has yet to actually apologize for running the controversial images. 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.

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.

Meanwhile, Twitter has been a buzz with criticism, insight, wit and plain old exasperation.

Here are 12 of the best Twitter responses to the controversy:













Related: My Problem With the Conversation Around Kylie Jenner in a Wheelchair

Originally published: December 3, 2015
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