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Christina Applegate slams Candace Owens for rant about a disabled model

actress Christina Applegate the conservative American author Candace Owens called for ableism.

Earlier this week, the talk show host commented on an 11-month-old child skims Ad campaign that featured a model in a wheelchair and was labeled ‘ridiculous’.

The campaign was for Kim Kardashian’s Adaptive collection, which features accessible underwear with hook-and-eye closures for accessibility. The campaign featured a number of people with disabilities modeling the garments.

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Disabled woman models the Skims collection in her wheelchair
The range included undergarments with hook and eye closures for accessibility when dressing. (fly over)

Owens, speaking on her podcast The Daily Wire, said: “I don’t know why this needs to be done. I’m just sick of this all inclusive thing.

She added that she assumes people with disabilities will need to buy bras and underwear.

“I thought it was a thing,” says Owens. “I didn’t know we had to see that on our face, I didn’t know we now have to look forward to campaigns where women in wheelchairs are now wearing bras and underwear,” she said.

Candace Owens can be seen on the set "candace"
Candace Owens is an author, talk show host, and political commentator. (Getty)

After hearing Owens’ comments on the Skims campaign, Applegate tweeted out to the controversial moderator.

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“I’m going to try to sleep, but my anger is keeping me awake,” she began. “Candace Owens, if you’ve seen pictures of me, do you know how damn hard it was to put my clothes on? A team must help me! So excited for accessible clothing for me and my community,” she wrote in a Twitter post.

She later tweeted, “I thought my last tweet was enough. But then my heart said otherwise. no anger If Candace wants to phone me to educate myself about her disability, come love. Because she needs to hear this. I’m praying for her tonight. Sincerely.”

Owens responded to Applegate with the following tweet.

Applegate revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2021 and is transparent about the difficulties she has faced on a daily basis since.

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate has been open about her MS symptoms since disclosing her diagnosis in 2021. (Getty Images for Critics Choice)

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