On December 3, 2015, Emily Ladau wrote a powerful blog for salon.com. 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.