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…
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.
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."
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
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.