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Kylie Jenner Just Threw A Tone-Deaf 'Handmaid's Tale'-Themed Birthday Party That Has The Internet Seeing Red

Kylie Jenner Just Threw A Tone-Deaf 'Handmaid's Tale'-Themed Birthday Party That Has The Internet Seeing Red
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The Kardashian/Jenners are known for their ostentatiously themed parties to keep the social media engine buzzing all over everyone's newsfeeds.

They spare no expense in their galas, including Khloé Kardashian's pink-themed baby shower, and Kylie's daughter who celebrated her first birthday at Universal Studios' backlot that was transformed into "Stormi World."

But, Kylie's latest party is not winning any favors.

According to Buzzfeed News, the youngest to be featured on the Forbes 100 celebrities list planned a party for her best friend Stas' 22nd birthday. It is getting slammed for a controversial theme:

The Handmaid's Tale.

The 21-year-old revealed the theme on her Instagram page.

"You know The Handmaid's Tale is my favorite show for Stassi's birthday...welcome to Gilead."

Twitter instantly objected to her poor taste in theme.

Kylie posted video clips from the evening's un-festive party, showing guests dressed in the iconic red handmaid's robes and greeting each other with the phrase, "Praise be," while sipping "Under His Eye Tequila" and "Praise Be Vodka" cocktails.

Her house was festooned with Gilead flags and the attending staff was dressed as Marthas – the class of women in the fictitious Republic of Gilead who are servants to the wealthy.

The Handmaid's tale streaming on Hulu is based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name. The setting takes place in the not-so-distant future in a totalitarian state in which women are stripped of their rights and subjected to live in a patriarchal society.

Many bashed the dystopian cosplay for being a little too on the nose. Kylie was accused of being insensitive with her selection of a party theme representative of battles many women face today, including reproductive rights and sexual assault.

Twitter user @emythee captured Kylie's Instagram story video clips showing her party guests laughing their way through the house in their red robes and white bonnets.

Comparisons were drawn to the recent laws on abortion in Alabama and Georgia.

People are stumped as to why someone would celebrate a birthday with this theme..


A vocal minority expressed the backlash was severe and argued that adopting the TV show theme was harmless.

Is ignorance to blame?

This user thinks it was not a deliberate choice.

The party is proof that money doesn't buy you class.

If you're not sure what The Handmaid's Tale is about, Margaret Atwood's book is available here.