Kylie Jenner is copping heat for throwing a Handmaid’s Tale-inspired birthday party for her friend, despite the novel and TV show’s distressing subject matter and stark similarities to the US’ current fight for reproductive rights. 

Across a series of Instagram Story posts over the weekend, the 21-year-old shared vision of the intricate decorations and costumes at a birthday party for fellow influencer Anastasia Karanikolaou.

“You know The Handmaid’s Tale is my favourite show ever,” Jenner told her followers.

“So, for Stas’ birthday, welcome to Gilead,” she said, referring to the dystopian themes of the television show. 

Jenner was joined by Karanikolaou, Sofia Richie and Tiffany Sorya as they pranced around in red robes worn by the titular handmaids. 

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Social media expressed their outrage at the celebration, given the sexual abuse and oppression depicted in the series. 

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The party’s theme is particularly triggering in this current political environment, given the fact that Alabama lawmakers passed a bill banning abortion in almost every circumstance. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the show’s recognisable ‘uniform’ has been used in an inappropriate context with online lingerie store Yandy releasing a risqué “Brave Red Maiden Halloween Costume” inspired by the dystopian novel and subsequent television series.

KIIS 1011 Melbourne