With gobs of money at her disposal, it’s no surprise that Kylie Jenner is known to throw some outrageous parties. And, in typical Kardashian-Jenner fashion, she’s also big on themes.
So, for her BFF Anastasia (Stassie) Karanikolaou’s birthday, she decided to throw a birthday bash themed around their favorite TV show.
In theory, that sounds fine – if one’s favorite TV show is, say, Friends… or Dr. Who, or Game of Thrones, or Spongebob Squarepants. Stassie and Kylie’s favorite show, however, is not one of the many okay options for a themed party.
As guests arrived at the party, Kylie greeted them with gleeful “praise be, ladies!” And, cracking up with laughter as she walked up, Stassie replied, “praise be, b*tches!”
Yes, this was a Handmaid’s Tale themed party – in terms of aesthetics anyway.
Once Stassie saw the décor, she squealed with excitement, “oh my God!”
Guests were soon told they’d need to get their outfits and that everyone would be watching the first episode together.
Of course, the idea of turning the dystopian drama into a super-glam soiree seems to have missed the mark.
As invitees posed in their red cloaks for pouty selfies, crediting their makeup artists in their Insta-stories, they seemed woefully out of touch. And folks on social media were quick to call them out.
Some wondered if the women even knew what the show was about. Others chimed in that the level of ignorance was unreal, and that the party was flat out disturbing. And, of course, many used the phrase “tone deaf,” which pretty much sums it up quite nicely.
We’re not sure what possessed the billionaire makeup mogul to select such an oddly inappropriate theme. However, once the backlash hit, she erased everything pertaining to it from her Instagram, including videos she’d originally posted proudly.
But this is 2019. Anything a celebrity of her stature does will forever live permanently on the internet regardless. The photos and videos will continue to circulate thanks to the nature of the beast that is social media.
Besides, it’s clear Kylie was thrilled with the idea, and quite pleased with herself, up until the masses spoke up.