Kylie Jenner slammed for 'white privilege' after being accused of doing a photoshoot on sacred indigenous land

James Besanvalle
Tuesday 14 July 2020 10:45
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Kylie Jenner has come under fire for a recent photoshoot she posed for while in a desert canyon in Utah.

The 22-year-old mogul was on vacation and visited a slot canyon – a long and deep channel or drainageway with rock walls – which many believe to be Antelope Canyon on Navajo land.

She posted a series of photos in an orange bikini to her Instagram account on Sunday:

Jenner stayed at the Amingiri Hotel in Canyon Point, Utah – just 20 miles outside of the Navajo Nation.

But many pointed out that the Navajo Nation is currently in lockdown to shield its people from major coronavirus outbreaks.

It's hard to tell from the images exactly which canyon the photoshoot took place in, or even when the pictures were taken, but people we quick to assume it was on sacred land and were not happy.

This is why people are angry at the suggestion:

Jenner does not appear to have clarified in the post whether her critics' assumptions are accurate, or if the photos were actually taken elsewhere.

The Navajo Nation has one of the highest per capita infection rates of coronavirus across the US.

This is due, in part, to disproportionate rates of heart disease and diabetes on the reservation. 30 per cent of homes are without running water, which makes washing hands a challenge.

Kylie Jenner is yet to publicly comment on the controversy.

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