Twitter Users Upset Over Kylie Jenner’s “Handmaid’s Tale” Themed Party
Kylie Jenner recently threw an elaborate “The Handmaid’s Tale.” themed 22nd birthday party for new bestie Stassie Karanikolaou and Twitter isn’t having it.
The young beauty mogul went all out with decorations and elaborate costumes and even had everyone getting into character, calling them men Commander and the women dressed in red with a name beginning with “Of.”
And that, of course, is why so many on Twitter were upset at this particular inspiration, even if it is Kylie’s “favorite show ever,” as she posted on her Intagram Stories Saturday night.
“Welcome to Gilead,” the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star said in the video, walking her fans into the home tricked out in banners sporting the oppressive fictional nation’s symbol.
The wait staff, offering food and drinks to the guests, were dressed as the servant-class Marthas from the show, while drinks and greetings picked up on the religious expressions from the show like “under his eye” and “may the Lord open.”
Read some more reactions below:
the fact that kylie jenner actually threw a “handmaid’s tale” themed birthday party is so disturbing. i am actually dumbfounded.
— zach (@zachabuorf) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner throwing her friend a Handmaid’s Tale themed birthday party complete with robes, Gilead flags, “Praised be” vodka and “Under his eye” tequila is so tone deaf, at any time, but especially when women’s rights and autonomy are particularly under attack. Disheartening.
— Ana María (@anamgom) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner is having a party themed after the Handmaid’s Tale…..so…..who’s gonna tell her that her party is literally celebrating female enslavement for their biological reproduction??
WHO IS GOING TO TELL HER
— mirandaaithi (@mirandaaithi) June 9, 2019
kylie jenner throwing a handmaid's themed bday party for fun is so insulting when there are people dressing up as handmaid's to fight for control over their reproductive rights… this privilege and ignorance is gross
— jess 🐥 (@igotbushim) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner deadass threw a handmaid’s tale themed party…. in 2019…. does she even know what it’s about???
— Ragaa (@Itsragaa) June 9, 2019
sos Kylie Jenner is currently hosting a Handmaid’s Tale-themed party and I literally have no idea how to even comprehend why she thought that would ever be a good idea someone please go over there and explain why that is so problematic because sis is very uninformed
— Emma Shilliday (@emmyshills) June 9, 2019