Kardashian star Kylie Jenner has been met with backlash over her Handmaid’s Tale party which she threw over the weekend.
The social media superstar received quite some criticism for the party she threw for her friend Anastasia Karanikolaou at the weekend.
In a video posted to Instagram, Kylie welcomes partygoers by saying: “Praise be, ladies. Welcome, welcome. You know The Handmaid’s Tale is my favourite show ever… welcome to Gilead.”
However, many social media users were unimpressed by the party’s “distasteful theme” in which guests enjoyed “praise be vodka” and “under his eye tequila”.
The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of a patriarchal United States where fertile women are subjected to a life of sexual servitude by the authoritarian government named Gilead. As fertility rates plummet these handmaids are forced to have children for the rich and powerful.
Instagram and Twitter users mostly reacted angrily, saying: “This is so wrong on so many levels. To celebrate the slavery of women is diabolically moronic and shows how truly ignorant Kylie and her mates are.
“They obviously do not understand the premise of the book or TV series… It’s embarrassing.”
“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,” said someone else.