WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jun 11, 2019, 04.35 PM
It all went wrong for Kylie Jenner as she threw a themed party for best friend Stassi Karanikolaou. The party had a theme of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ that had all guests as well as Kylie dressed up in red robes and a white bonnet hat.
The videos that were posted on people’s Instagram from the party also saw the attendees greet each other with the phrase, “Praise be.”
The party also had themed drinks and food before the guests continued on to the next phase of Stassi’s celebration via a custom party bus.
Soon after the photos and videos went viral, fans started trolling Kylie for her insensitivity as she used the backdrop of a serious matter for her pleasure. Many asked her whether she understood what was shown in the popular show.
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.
The Hulu series that premiered in April 2017 depicted a dystopian society where women are enslaved, treated as property, and forced into childbirth — among other horrific things. One user wrote, “Who’s gonna tell [Kylie] that her party is literally celebrating female enslavement for their biological reproduction??” while one wrote that Kylie is “tone deaf,” especially given today’s political climate.
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??
Kylie, however, said that she is a true fan of the show -- something that upset the show fans even more. Many pointed out that the crimson robes and white bonnets became synonymous with protests, not parties.
Fans took to social media to lash at Kylie Jenner for throwing a party on the theme of the popular show 'The Handmaid's Tale' without knowing what it is about.