Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott Slammed For Seemingly Parking In Accessible Spot
By Hayden Brooks
July 23, 2019
Kylie Jenner's newest Instagram post alongside beau Travis Scott was probably meant to simply show love, but the post has the pair in hot water after a leading disability group has called them out for seemingly taking space in a disability accessible parking spot.
After the E! reality star shared the photo on Sunday (July 21), users called out the couple for the post, which sees them posing by one of their cars in what seems to be a handicap spot in an underground lot. "partners in crime 4 evaaa," the 21-year-old make-up mogul captioned the shot. Just a day later, disability inclusion group The Ruderman Family Foundation condemned the photo in a statement to PEOPLE. "Accessible parking is meant for people with disabilities who need it," Jay Ruderman, the foundation's president, said in a statement. "As a role model to many, this is an opportunity for Kylie Jenner to use her celebrity status to help society understand why accessible parking is a basic right for people with disabilities to be included in daily life."
Jenner has been under fire in the past by disability advocates. Back in 2015, she faced some heat for her Interview magazine photoshoot, which depicted her in a wheelchair. At the time, Ian Ruder, senior editor of New Mobility, the member publication of United Spinal Association, slammed the star for utilizing a tired concept. "It's disappointing to see people fall back on the tired and totally untrue idea that being in a wheelchair is limiting," Ruder explained. "I think most wheelchair users, myself included, would tell you that our wheelchairs are empowering and enable us to fully live our lives."
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