The internet slams Kylie Jenner over her 'The Handmaid's Tale' birthday party theme

goss 10/06/2019

Kylie Jenner has come under fire for throwing a Handmaid's Tale themed birthday party for her new best friend.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star sparked outrage after sharing videos of the event, complete with decorations and costumes inspired by the TV show set in a dystopian world of female oppression.

Jenner and friends donned the red robes and white bonnets worn by the female characters in the series, who are kept as sex slaves and routinely raped to produce offspring for infertile married couples.

The response to the 21-year-old's social media posts was swift and furious online, with commentators dubbing the move "tone deaf," "disturbing" and "highly inappropriate".

At the time of writing, Jenner has yet to publicly comment on the controversy. Earlier this year, an "over the top" birthday party for her one-year-old daughter Stormi drew ire for being "excessive".

The carnival-themed festivities included a carousel, a huge slide and a giant life-like inflatable likeness of the infant's face.