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Kylie Jenner has been slammed online over quite the growing array of tasteless things, as of late, and this latest stunt is being added to the pile.

The make-up mogul knows how to throw a lavish party, but the theme of the soirée she held for her best friend Anastasia Karanikolaou is landing her in hot water.

The billionaire incorporated the totalitarian regime of Gilead to Los Angeles, hosting a Handmaid's Tale bash for her BFF. It's fair to say that people online are more than a bit p*ssed off…


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The intimate gathering was attended by Scott Disick's girlfriend, Sofia Richie, and included the infamous red cloaks for all guests, and caterers and staff dressed up as 'Marthas'. 

There were also cocktails called 'Under His Eye' tequila and 'Praise Be Vodka'. 

Kylie's Instagram Story shows herself calling a male friend Commander, and using tropes from the famous dystopian series to show ownership of handmaids. 

"Welcome to Gilead," Jenner said in a social media video.


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The 21-year-old was slammed for turning a show that depicts the oppression of women and rape as something to be mocked, referring to the party as 'disturbing' and 'tone deaf'.

The party comes at possibly the worst ever time, considering that numerous states over the last few weeks have passed a bill essentially banning all forms of abortion, which is highly dangerous.

A user named @anamgom tweeted;

"Kylie Jenner throwing her friend a Handmaid’s Tale themed birthday party complete with robes, Gilead flags … is so tone deaf, at any time, but especially when women’s rights and autonomy are particularly under attack. Disheartening."

Margaret Atwood's notorious novel appears chillingly close to the bone recently, with the Trump administration rolling back women's rights across the board. 

Many are seeing Jenner's apparent ignorance by throwing the party as a prime example of 'privilege'. The iconic red robes have become a feminist symbol of protest against women's oppression and sexual violence.

@QveenMai tweeted. "Does anyone wanna tell her that handmaids are literally raped, stripped of their freedom and treated as cattle?" I mean, does she even know?

Unsurprisingly, Jenner hasn't addressed the online backlash. Season three of The Handmaid's Tale premiered on Hulu last Wednesday. 



As October 31st looms, ideas for Halloween costumes are gathering momentum.

Yet what we weren't (but probably should've been) prepared for was a sexy version of The Handmaid's Tale. 

Oh, the irony. 

Hours after Yandy put the "Brave Red Maiden Costume" on sale yesterday, the overwhelmingly negative social media backlash poured in. 

For those of you that don't know, the Emmy-awarding winning TV hit adapted from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel tells the story of a future in which women's rights have been taken away by a patriarchal, right-wing government. 

So yes, a ''sexy'' version of those women are exactly what is needed for a Halloween costume. 

The response online was obviously one of shock and disgust leading Yandy to release a statement defending the decision to advertise the costume. 

They said, ''our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image. Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.” 

The costume was listed with a message urging the wearer to "be bold and speak your mind." 

Retailed at $64.95, alongside lingerie-style Halloween costumes, some people did defend the costume as an ironic approach to female empowerment.

One said, ''I don’t get the pearl clutching over the sexy handmaid’s tale Halloween costume. I doubt it was the intention but I find it kind of subversive. Anyway let women wear what they want on Halloween and all days!'' 

Others were just not having any of it, with one tweeting,''I guess I don't find oppression and violence "sexy."

Following the controversy, Yandy said, “over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our ‘Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume’ is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. 

What do you think about removing it – overreaction or eh, duh?



We are oh-so-lucky today because Hulu announced it has renewed the chilling series The Handmaid's Tale!

The show, based on Margaret Atwood's equally disturbing novel, has been a critical success so far. It's already garnered over eight Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards – and that's just scratching the surface of its accolades.

While we're not entirely surprised that the acclaimed drama series has been renewed, we are still so thrilled we get to follow June and others as they attempt to survive in Gilead.

The Handmaid's Tale may be difficult to watch at times, but it is undeniably an addictive series. The captivating show recently returned for its second season, and we are already finding ourselves glued to our couches.

Twitter lit up with excitement upon hearing that our favourite dystopian programme is getting a third season:

Think you'll be tuning in for season three?



In response to a proposed ban on an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, a group of women in Ohio attended a committee hearing yesterday dressed as characters from the hugely popular television series The Handmaid's Tale.

Wearing long red cloaks and white bonnets, the women gathered at the Statehouse in order to fight proposed legislation which would criminalise a common abortion procedure.

Deemed 'dismemberment abortion' by anti-abortion campaigners, the process, which is typically carried out in the second trimester,  involves removing a foetus from the womb with a forceps.

The Senate Bill 145 has been sponsored by members of Ohio's Republican party, who deem the procedure  'inhumane'.

Exceptions to the proposed bill can, however, be made if the woman's life is in danger. Critics of the proposed bill have dubbed it unconstitutional. 

Commenting on the women's silent protest inspired by Margaret Atwood's book, one Twitter use wrote: "This is a BRILLIANT protest move but I am sobbing because it's real."

"This is savage, and I'm totally here for it," wrote another while a fellow Twitter user added: "Wow. Protest game on point."