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    Kylie Jenner's Wheelchair Mag Cover Blasted By Disability Advocates

    Her Interview magazine cover has pissed off people with disabilities.

    So Kylie Jenner is on the cover of the new Interview magazine. In a wheelchair.

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    According to Jenner, the wheelchair is supposed to symbolize how she feels "limited" by fame.

    The cover is one of three shot by photographer Steven Klein, and it's raising the ire of activists who are calling the editorial ableist.

    Steven Klein / Interview Magazine
    Steven Klein / Interview Magazine

    Others took the opportunity criticize Jenner and the mag for treating disability like a fashion accessory.

    And also:

    Even Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette went in on Kylie.

    NEWSFLASH for @KylieJenner & @InterviewMag: A wheelchair is not an accessory.

    As the blog Feminists With Disabilities explains, Jenner is partaking in "crip drag," which is "when a character has a disability, but the actor playing that character doesn’t have whatever disability they are portraying."

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    Especially when there are real models and actors with disabilities who are available to work, like Jillian Mercado.

    In fact, many are asking why Mercado wasn't chosen for the shoot.

    "My wheelchair is not an accessory, and it's not something I can leave behind when I feel like it," says writer Karin Hitselberger, who blogs about disability at Claiming Crip.

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    "It's hard to see it as a prop when it is so delicately intertwined with the way I move through the world and experience every aspect of my life," she told BuzzFeed Life.

    And, says Hitselberger, Jenner doesn't have to contend with being perceived as virtually invisible most of the time.

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    "We need to talk about the fact that disabled people, real disabled people, are still largely missing in media representation, especially media representation around beauty and sexuality," she writes on her blog.

    For its part, Interview told E! that its intention was "to create a powerful set of pictures that get people thinking about image and creative expression, including the set with the wheelchair."

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    "But our intention was certainly not to offend anyone."