Dear Kylie Jenner, my wheelchair is not a prop


On December 3, 2015, Emily Ladau wrote a powerful blog for  In her post, she explained why Kylie Jenner’s photo opp, which saw her using a wheelchair as a prop, was offensive, disrespectful and distasteful.  However, according to Ladau, there was something even more problematic with Jenner sitting in a wheelchair for a magazine cover.  “The true problem lies in that a wheelchair is seen as artistic if it is graced by the rear of an established non-disabled celebrity, but actual disabled people are almost completely ignored in mainstream media.”

If you have not read this article, I encourage you to do so.  It is definitely worth the time and is apt to provide some food for thought.

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