Kylie Jenner receives severe backlash on Twitter for hosting 'tone-deaf' A Handmaid's Tale-themed party

FP Staff

Jun 11, 2019 13:35:12 IST

Kylie Jenner has come under fire for throwing her friend Anastasia Karanikolaou an A Handmaid's Tale -themed birthday party. Inspired by Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, the Hulu show of the same name captures systemic oppression of women, as they are reduced to becoming child-bearing vessels in a totalitarian government named Gilead.

Kylie Jenner receives severe backlash on Twitter for hosting tone-deaf A Handmaids Tale-themed party

Kylie and and her friend Sofia Richie in outfits inspired by A Handmaid's Tale. Twitter/@wordsfromjenn

The party saw women dressed as a Martha—a domestic servant welcoming guests, complete with their Handmaid-attire — red dresses and white bonnets. The venue was decorated as Gilead, and guests were welcomed with such slogans as “under his eye” or "praise be vodka," reports BBC.

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Kylie's party has drawn massive ire on social media, and Twitter has dubbed the party "distateful" and "tone-deaf" for glamourising misogyny and violence.

Here are some Twitter reactions to Kylie's Handmaid's Tale-themed party

Updated Date: Jun 11, 2019 13:35:12 IST