Kylie Jenner Threw 'Handmaid's Tale'-Themed Party and Fans Got Mad
Kylie Jenner threw a "Handmaid's Tale" party for her friend and got harshly criticized for it. "This is offensive" according to one out of a great number of Twitter users who came after the reality star.
Kylie Jenner has a track record of throwing amazing parties so it came as a disappointment to many when she hosted a recent bash for her friend with a “Handmaid’s Tale” theme.
WHY FANS ARE FURIOUS
Kylie’s posts from her party left a bitter taste among fans most especially because her choice of theme showed her lack of sensitivity.
Those familiar with the Hulu series are aware that its story centers around women wearing red robes and who are enslaved, violated, and used as a bilogical vessel by the rich and powerful as a solution to their infertility. It’s the exploitation of women at its worst.
So when Kylie appeared on her Instagram wearing a “Handmaid’s Tale”-inspired robe, that was all Twitterdom needed to cast stones at her.
"Am I the only one completely grossed out that Kylie Jenner is throwing a handmaids tale party...?"
THE PARTY IN QUESTION
The affair was in celebration of her friend, Anastasia Karanikolaou’s 21st birthday and it transformed the reality star’s home into Gilead territory complete with staff dressed as the show’s “Marthas” and cocktails bearing the names "Praise Be Vodka" and "Under His Eye Tequila."
Kylie shared footage from the occasion where she welcomes her guests by saying, “Praise be, ladies. Welcome, welcome,” phrases uttered on the show.
“You know “The Handmaid’s Tale” is my favorite show ever,” she adds. “Welcome to Gilead.”
"Jenner & friends are using insane privilege to dip their toes into the waters of oppression."
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
If Kylie thought fans would be impressed with her party, she was wrong. Instead, she earned a ton of backlash for it. She was accused of orchestrating a “tone deaf” party without regard for the implications of what she was celebrating.
Here are some of those comments slamming the star.
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 (@ana_magomez) June 9, 2019
Am I the only one completely grossed out that Kylie Jenner is throwing a handmaids tale party...? Also am I really surprised— Devon (@devonrose23) 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??— mirandaaithi (@mirandaaithi) June 9, 2019
WHO IS GOING TO TELL HER
This is offensive when people are suffering every day without full access to reproductive care. Countless people are harmed by societal tendencies like those in the Handmaid's Tale. Jenner & friends are using insane privilege to dip their toes into the waters of oppression.— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@jessphoenix2018) June 10, 2019
Not that Jenner will see this, but on the off chance she does: Kylie, you can use your wealth & influence to do so much good. Donations to @PPFA, @NARAL, @YellowFund, & more can ensure everyone in our country has a chance at the American dream...even just a piece of it.— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@jessphoenix2018) June 10, 2019
Kylie Jenner hosting a Handmaid’s Tale themed birthday party is actually a perfect analogy for how rich people will be perfectly fine if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They’ll always find a way to afford and access abortion—low income folks won’t. #StopTheBans— Natalie Green (@natalieg92) June 10, 2019
Kylie has yet to comment on these hateful messages, if she even will, and she did not take down her posts either. It won’t be a surprise if she chooses not to address the negativity as she has done several times in the past.
ONE IMPORTANT ISSUE SHE RESPONDED TO
However, there are also cases when the 21-year-old responds to clarify issues. One of these is the question of whether she deserves the title, self-made billionaire. When Forbes deemed her the youngest to claim that title this year, Kylie was proud of the achievement. But her happiness was spoiled by those who consider her fortune a result of her family’s show.
In March, she addressed the issue by claiming her wealth was born out of her own sweat to build her cosmetics empire. She did admit, however, that the popularity she gained by being part of her family’s reality show and whatever she earned there helped build the foundation for her company. She also said every cent she used to start Kylie Cosmetics was hers and not from her parents.
Should Kylie address the latest controversy she’s embroiled in, we’re certain she’ll still get away with it. After all, she managed to breeze through every intrigue in her life, and every decision she made that people questioned including keeping her pregnancy a secret for nine months.