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July 24, 2019

Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott Slammed after Pic of Them Seemingly Parked in Accessible Spot

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Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, Travis Scott, have come under fire after appearing to park in a disability accessible parking spot. They also earned backlash from a leading disability organization.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul, 21, took to Instagram on Sunday with a photo of her and Scott sharing a tender moment beside their parked vehicle.

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Jenner probably meant the post to celebrate their romance, but social media users noticed something else entirely. Behind the couple was a sign indicating a disability accessible parking spot, and it appeared they were parked right there.

Still To Come: Meanwhile, Jenner has prior experience getting backlash from disability advocates

Screenshot of the controversial image. |Photo:Instagram/Kylie Jenner

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Instagram users went in on Jenner and Scott, 28, in the comment section, calling out their insensitivity.

“Shame on you if you actually parked in the handicapped parking!” ~@iamtgodjwhite

“Parking in a handicapped spot, really? there’s people that you know.. actually need it” ~@agnestoljamo

Social media reactions. |Photo: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

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Social media reactions. |Photo: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

“[You’re] preventing disabled people who need this parking space. Just because [you’re] famous doesn't mean you can park wherever you want to. Shame on you” ~@furmangirl1960

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Social media reactions. |Photo: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

Social media reactions. |Photo: Instagram/Kylie Jenner

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The Ruderman Family Foundation, a disability inclusion group, also condemned the controversial photo in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “Accessible parking is meant for people with disabilities who need it,” said Jay Ruderman, the foundation’s president.

“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.”

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Ruderman also tweeted at the couple, charging them to “raise awareness of the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities” and always keep “their needs in mind.”

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He told Radar Online:

“Millions of people look to Jenner and Scott as influencers and role models. They can do a lot to advance the knowledge that accessible parking is meant for people with disabilities who need it to facilitate the ability to access our society.”

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Meanwhile, Jenner has prior experience getting backlash from disability advocates. In 2015, the reality star posed in a wheelchair for an Interview Magazine cover, and it did not go down well with everyone.

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“As someone in a wheelchair, [KylieJenner], [Interview Magazine], this is offensive,” one Twitter user complained. “My chair is not haute couture.”

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