Kylie Jenner is beneath fireplace after throwing a Handmaid’s Story themed get together over the weekend at her Hidden Hills, California house to rejoice her pal Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou’s birthday.
Jenner, 21, shared images on her Instagram tales of the get together over the weekend, full with every of the visitors carrying the enduring crimson outfit the handmaids are compelled to put on within the collection whereas sipping on cocktails with intelligent names like “Reward Be Vodka” and “Beneath His Eye Tequila.”
As anticipated, not everybody was impressed together with her get together. Many felt that it was cheesy and disturbing, particularly contemplating the political local weather and the truth that a number of U.S. states try to cross legal guidelines that considerably scale back entry to reproductive healthcare and secure abortions.
Backlash was swift and brutal, with a number of individuals mentioning how “tone deaf” it was for Jenner to throw such a celebration and reminded the celeb that Margaret Atwood’s guide and June’s story isn’t a joke.
“Girls like Kylie Jenner won’t ever lose bodily autonomy and entry to abortion care,” wrote one critic. “Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Story isn’t a joke. That is offensive when individuals are struggling on daily basis with out full entry to reproductive care. Numerous individuals are harmed by societal tendencies like these within the Handmaid’s Story. Jenner and mates are utilizing insane privilege to dip their toes into the waters of oppression.”
One other wrote: “Kylie Jenner throwing her pal a Handmaid’s Story themed party full with robes, Gilead flags, “Praised be” vodka and “Beneath his eye” tequila is so tone deaf, at any time, however particularly when ladies’s rights and autonomy are significantly beneath assault. Disheartening.”
Many questioned whether or not or not Jenner understood the importance of Margaret Atwood’s story and the themes of oppression it highlights.
“I truthfully consider Kylie Jenner did NOT perceive The Handmaids Story if she’s throwing a themed get together about it,” one consumer wrote. One other requested “Kylie Jenner is having a celebration themed after the Handmaid’s Story…..so…..who’s gonna inform her that her get together is actually celebrating feminine enslavement for his or her organic replica??”
“How did nobody level out to Kylie Jenner that possibly internet hosting a celebration themed on a guide/collection about ladies who’ve misplaced their reproductive rights isn’t one of the best concept in a political local weather the place ladies are shedding their reproductive rights?” one other wrote.
Others felt like her themed get together was an instance of simply how little the wealthy are involved about states imposing legal guidelines that prohibit entry to abortion, as a result of they are going to “at all times be capable of afford and entry” it.
“Kylie Jenner internet hosting a Handmaid’s Story themed party is definitely an ideal analogy for a way wealthy individuals shall be completely high-quality if Roe v. Wade is overturned,” consumer Natalie Inexperienced wrote. “They’ll at all times discover a approach to afford and entry abortion—low earnings of us received’t.”
Even Bradley Whitford, who performs Commander Joseph Lawrence on the Hulu collection, voiced his opinion on Jenner’s get together. The actor appeared on Tuesday’s episode of CBS’ The Discuss, the place he known as her get together “cheesy” and stated it diminished the importance of the handmaids’ outfits.
“I don’t know … appears just a little cheesy,” stated Whitford. “You recognize, that costume is so sort of iconic, and it’s fascinating the way it’s modified from initially a form of image of oppression to now, because the present is transferring forward, to a logo of resistance. So, yeah, a cocktail get together appears to form of sprint all that significance.”
You may see a video under of the get together, the visitors’ garb, and the way the home was remodeled to resemble Atwood’s future, dystopian world of “Gilead,” which has changed the previous United States within the collection.
Some tried to defend Jenner, claiming it was only a costume get together, and accused offended followers of overreacting.
“Dressing up as characters from a present or film is extraordinarily frequent,” stated one fan. “Folks have dressed up as murders and drug sellers however that doesn’t imply they assist it. Y’all stop being the f—ing enjoyable police.”
Take a look at a number of the different memes, gifs and reactions to Jenner’s get together under:
Tune in Wednesday at 12 a.m. ET on Hulu to catch the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Story, and click on the hyperlink under for a recap of the fourth episode, titled “God Bless the Little one.”
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