Apparently, Handmaid’s Tale is Kylie Jenner’s very favorite TV show. She loves it so much, in fact, that she decided to fight for abortion rights, no wait, sorry, she decided to throw a Handmaid’s Tale-themed birthday party.
She took some video footage of the event, revealing her home decorated to look like the show complete with red-cloak-and-white-hat costumes for herself and her female guests to wear, and cocktails with names like “Praised Be” and “Under His Eye.” It doesn’t get any weirder than this.
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 you didn’t know, the Handmaid’s Tale is a horrifying dystopian future story based on a novel by Margaret Atwood about a totalitarian regime that forces its few remaining fertile women into sexual slavery and baby incubating.
It has a lot of cultural relevance today in a country where abortion rights are under direct assault by a group of people some might argue want to see the Handmaid’s Tale become a reality, and also if you really wanted to, you could use it as a theme for a birthday party.
Predictably, people are not entirely happy with this strange and poorly-timed celebration of a piece of fiction that is far too close to becoming a reality in the U.S.
For someone who’s says “it’s my favorite show!!!!” she sure does miss the point.
— Erika with a K (@imaginaryerika) June 10, 2019
Read the book? That’s hilarious.
— Judy Thompson (@QueenofMMs) June 10, 2019
This is a perfect example of, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
— agatha christie🔮 (@risexiIe) June 10, 2019
Maybe we shouldn't worry about climate change
— 😷 𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 𝖘𝖈𝖍𝖓𝖊𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖗 (@elleschneider) June 9, 2019
Can someone please reassure me that "Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale–Themed Party" is a phrase I hallucinated on this festering grease trap of a hellsite
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) June 10, 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??
WHO IS GOING TO TELL HER
— mirandaaithi (@mirandaaithi) June 9, 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
A dystopian fictional realm where women live under the violent rule of men? Festive! https://t.co/5UixpGgSfs
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 10, 2019
Reaction to Kylie Jenner throwing a handmaid’s tale themed party 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/wIprFRzeJr
— Léa (@lealouafi) June 10, 2019
Kylie Jenner throwing a Handmaid’s Tale themed party, with her level of power and influence, whilst regressive abortion laws are being passed in her own country? pic.twitter.com/TYqUuvwtrM
— alice parsons (@_aliceparsons) June 10, 2019
Kylie Jenner threw a Handmaid’s Tale themed birthday party.
Because nothing says “fun” like dressing up as women who are habitually raped and denied basic human rights.
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) June 10, 2019
Show about a totalitarian state in which women have no agency but make it FASHUN BITCHESSSSSSS! Woooooo!!!
— Danielle Binks (@danielle_binks) June 9, 2019
You know how the people who live in the capitol of the Hunger Games series just looooovvee watching the hunger games? That is the actual mood of Kylie Jenner saying the Handmaid’s Tale is her “favorite show” 😤😤😤🤬🤬🤬
— Vanessa K (@vanosaurusrex12) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner throwing a Handmaid’s Tale party pic.twitter.com/sBmiF49rtT
— tired (@user89553) June 9, 2019
I saw a Kylie Jenner stan try to defend the Handmaid’s Tale party by calling the book/series a celebration of women’s empowerment and mothers’ love. Laugh with me
— Ann Marie Lastrassi stan (@naledimashishi) June 10, 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
— redemption arc zuko (@trilliday) June 9, 2019
Some people have never been told “no” in their entire lives and it shows.