The KarJenners are making headlines for all the wrong reasons — again.
In the latest episode of WTF did they do now, Kylie Jenner posted pictures and video of a birthday party she threw for her bestie Anastasia "Stassi" Karanikolaou, and it’s not going over well with social media.
The theme she chose for the festivities is The Handmaid’s Tale.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Handmaid’s Tale, it is a book by Margaret Atwood that was recently turned into a popular drama series that portrays a dystopian society in which infertile married couples of high status enslave fertile women and subject them to monthly rapes in order to get them pregnant. For many, the story hits too close to home given the current attack on reproductive rights. In other words — not really fodder for sexy costumes at a birthday bash.
The party was reportedly thrown for longtime friend Stassi and included attendees Sofia Richie, Kylie’s assistant Victoria Villarroel, Tiffany Sorya, Yris Palmer of Star Lash Extensions and more.
Aside from the costumes, Yris made the theme all the way confirmed in her Instagram Story by tagging the series’ IG account.
Social media had a lot to say:
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
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 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
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
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
when i saw kylie jenner’s insta story throwing a handmaid’s tale party pic.twitter.com/vyj0auLfWa— katrin (@kats___) June 9, 2019
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 deadass threw a handmaid’s tale themed party.... in 2019.... does she even know what it’s about???— Ragaa (@Itsragaa) June 9, 2019
@KylieJenner is having a Handmaid’s Tale party right now... Dressing up in costume and giggling at what? Violations of human rights and perpetual rape? Very confusing, disappointing, and blatantly disgraceful— Jessica Mauch (@jessicamauch) June 9, 2019
Photo: Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for A-OK Collective, LLC.
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