Kylie Jenner called 'tone-deaf' for throwing 'The Handmaid's Tale'-themed birthday bash for BFF
The reality star went all out transforming her house to resemble Gilead, the fictional setting of the hit dystopian Hulu series
'Keeping Up With the Kardashian' star Kylie Jenner is big on parties. She throws grand, elaborate themed birthday party for her loved and dear ones, but her latest themed celebration can only be deemed tone-deaf at best.
The occasion was Jenner's best friend Anastasia 'Stassie' Karanikolaou's birthday. The reality star went all out transforming her house to resemble Gilead, the fictional setting of the hit dystopian Hulu series 'The Handmaid's Tale' (based on the book of the same name Margaret Atwood) complete with banners sporting the oppressive nation's symbol.
"Welcome to Gilead", the reality media star is seen saying in a video on Instagram. The guests also wore matching Handmaids costume - the signature scarlet robe and white hood. Not just this, the reality star's party had the wait staff dressed as the show's servant-class 'Marthas' and serving cocktails called 'Praise Be Vodka' and 'Under His Eye Tequila'.
You can catch a sneak peek here:
Kylie Jenner hosting a Handmaid’s Tale themed party is about to have me walking in front of a bus. pic.twitter.com/XlzXkf9tRY— Tim Fitzgerald (@tim__fitzgerald) June 9, 2019
Her Instagram story also shows herself referring to a male guest as Commander and adding 'Of' in front of female guests' names - a practice from the popular dystopian series. It suggests which man owns each handmaid by making their name "Of" the name who brutally enslaves and rapes women for the purpose of procreation.
This can only suggest one thing - that many of the attendants of Jenner's party, including herself, did not properly understand what 'The Handmaid's Tale' is all about; even though the reality star says it's her favorite show.
While Jenner has thrown some grand parties in the past, not everyone was impressed this time around considering how it just appears like a bunch of rich kids glamourizing a show that highlights serious issues like women's rights violations.
"I honestly believe Kylie Jenner did not understand 'The Handmaid's Tale' if she's throwing a themed party about it," one Twitter user wrote. "But why is Kylie Jenner having a Handmaid's Tale party... she does realize it’s about rape & oppression... right?" asked another.
"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." said another woman.
"Wait so... Kylie threw a #HandmaidsTale party and got dressed as a handmaid... does anyone wanna tell her that handmaids are literally raped, stripped of their freedom and treated as cattle???" wrote another upset user.
We couldn't agree less. This is, by far, the reality star's biggest celebratory fail.