- Kylie Jenner threw a Handmaid’s Tale–themed party for her best friend Stassie Karanikolaou.
- People are accusing Kylie of being hugely tone deaf, and she’s getting dragged on Twitter.
Today in news I wasn’t even a little mentally prepared for, Kylie Jenner spent the weekend doing the absolute most and throwing her best friend
Jordyn WoodsStassie Karanikolaou a 22nd birthday party. But not just any 22nd birthday party. A Handmaid’s Tale–themed birthday party.
You know? The Handmaid’s Tale? The dystopian Hulu show about the patriarchy stripping women of their rights and stealing their children? Yeah, well, not sure what about it screams “WILD 22ND BIRTHDAY PARTY RIGHT THIS WAY!” but Kylie loves herself a theme and she turned it out. Or something.
Instagram is full of super-WTF-inducing pictures and images from Kylie’s party—which featured the show’s signature Handmaid costumes (complete with a red dress and white bonnet), Gilead flags as decor, and random actors cos-playing as Marthas. And naturally/understandably/inevitably, the internet is spiralling.
It’s 2019 and Kylie Jenner is hosting a “Handmaid’s Tale” themed birthday party…SIS… pic.twitter.com/hNUTDDyTp4
— cayley (@cayley_plotkin) June 9, 2019
Fans are calling Kylie out for being incredibly tone deaf, and this tweet probably says it best: ‘Women’s bodies get policed on a daily, some states are trying to ban abortion, yet Kylie Jenner thought a Handmaid’s Tale theme party was a good idea.’ Oh, and this one: ‘Can someone please reassure me that ‘Kylie Jenner’s Handmaid’s Tale–Themed Party’ is a phrase I hallucinated on this festering grease trap of a hellsite.’
Can someone please reassure me that "Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale–Themed Party" is a phrase I hallucinated on this festering grease trap of a hellsite
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) June 10, 2019
Women's bodies get policed on a daily, some states are trying to ban abortion, yet Kylie Jenner thought a Handmaid's tale theme party was a good idea pic.twitter.com/W80sm0RMpn
— Ilke Nackerdien (@ilke_zuleika) June 9, 2019
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
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
I wanna throw hard copies of the handmaid's tale at Kylie Jenner.
She's been making money with products of questionable quality whilst exploiting insecurities of women, uses her employees as props & now she throws a handmaid's tale themed birthday party. What is wrong with her?
— Euqinomist (@Euqinomist) June 10, 2019
Welp. What a (super-weird) time to be alive.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US.
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