​Kylie Jenner Threw a 'Handmaid's Tale' Theme Party and Twitter Is Pissed

​Kylie Jenner Threw a 'Handmaid's Tale' Theme Party and Twitter Is Pissed
Kylie Jenner has a history of throwing ridiculously extravagant parties, but her latest bash has caused a lot of controversy on Twitter. Over the weekend, the 21-year-old reality TV star and cosmetics mogul threw a birthday party for her friend Anastasia Karanikolaou and thought that a Handmaid's Tale theme was a good idea.
 
In addition to the handmaid costumes (red cloaks and white bonnets), the guests witnessed Gilead flags, catering staff dressed as Marthas and apparently uttered catchphrases like "Praise be." There were even "under his eye tequila" and "praise be vodka" cocktails.
 
Naturally, the internet has a lot to say about the odd choice of theme, condemning Jenner for glorifying the show's dystopian world where women have no rights and are routinely raped and forced to bear children.
 
The handmaid costumes have also been appropriated by protesters in recent years to highlight the similarities between the fictional dystopia of Gilead and the current restriction of reproductive rights in the United States — but Jenner using the costumes as part of a birthday party has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
 
See footage from Jenner's Instagram story, as well as some of the less-than-enthusiastic responses to the fete below.