When cosplay turns deadly! Or…something. One thing we catalog on the regular on this site is the left having a hard time dealing with reality. A side component to that subject is when the left cannot differentiate fiction from real life. It’s like their dealing in falsehoods so often means fantasy becomes realistic.
This has always been the case regarding the obsession some have with the property “The Handmaid’s Tale”. The desire to have a shorthand complaint about Donald Trump, and the conservatives in Washington, is so strong that this program has become sacrosanct. It is not only realistic, but it has also become a doctrine for many.
For proof, this weekend Kylie Jenner posted on Instagram that she hosted a Handmaid’s party for her friend, Anastasia Karanikolaou. Based on the responses you would think a law had been broken.
The reactions to this party have been completely rational and measured and not at all hysterical.
Can someone please reassure me that "Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale–Themed Party" is a phrase I hallucinated on this festering grease trap of a hellsite
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) June 10, 2019
Kylie Jenner hosting a Handmaid’s Tale themed party is about to have me walking in front of a bus. pic.twitter.com/XlzXkf9tRY
— Tim Fitzgerald (@tim__fitzgerald) June 9, 2019
I, as a rule, stay away from the Kardashians and Jenners. I don't care, and whatever. Do your thing.
BUT IT IS 2019 AND A HANDMAID'S TALE B'DAY PARTY IS THE DEFINITION OF GROTESQUE PRIVILEGE.
— The Internet's Nellie Bly (@missbanshee) June 10, 2019
Okay, you don’t care, BUT ALL CAPS OUTRAGE, ARGLE-BARGLE!!!!
The amazement in all of this is twofold. Putting an overemphasis on a work of fiction and treating it as if it can only be paid reverence is bad enough. Then pretending that a member of the Kardashian clan staging a costume party in some way impacts things politically is…well we can only describe it as “hilarious”.
Women's bodies get policed on a daily, some states are trying to ban abortion, yet Kylie Jenner thought a Handmaid's tale theme party was a good idea pic.twitter.com/W80sm0RMpn
— Ilke Nackerdien (@ilke_zuleika) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner throwing a Handmaid’s Tale theme party is making me CRINGE. Glamorizing Gilead is really something else
— Preeya (@ronaldweasley) June 9, 2019
Show about a totalitarian state in which women have no agency but make it FASHUN BITCHESSSSSSS! Woooooo!!!
— Danielle Binks (@danielle_binks) June 9, 2019
Having a handmaid’s tale themed party is problematic AT BEST.. you’d think someone would have told Kylie that the glamorisation of sex slaves was best avoided.
— sophiebrennan (@SophieBrennan8) June 9, 2019
Take a breath. Nope sorry, that should be TAKE A BREATH!!!
This is not the first time people have dressed up as fictional characters in order to have fun together. It’s called cosplay. “But — they cannot dress this way! This is a show about the oppression of women!!! Yea? Go to any comic book convention. You will find people dressing up like Thanos, and he destroyed 50% of the known universe. I’d say that ranks higher in oppression than anything in seen in Gilead
kylie jenner throwing a handmaid's themed bday party for fun is so insulting when there are people dressing up as handmaid's to fight for control over their reproductive rights… this privilege and ignorance is gross
— jess ? (@igotbushim) June 9, 2019
This is the best part of all of this hysteria: Some women are so upset at the prospect of being forced to wear red robes and bonnets that they voluntarily wear red robes and bonnets — in order to prevent having to wear red robes and bonnets. I’m sure in some level of fiction this can be explained
It may be futile to expect reasoning on such a detail from those who regard this show/book/Halloween costume as a representation of real life.
sos Kylie Jenner is currently hosting a Handmaid’s Tale-themed party and I literally have no idea how to even comprehend why she thought that would ever be a good idea someone please go over there and explain why that is so problematic because sis is very uninformed
— Emma Shilliday (@emmyshills) June 9, 2019
Kylie Jenner is having a party themed after the Handmaid’s Tale…..so…..who’s gonna tell her that her party is literally celebrating female enslavement for their biological reproduction??
WHO IS GOING TO TELL HER
— mirandaaithi (@mirandaaithi) June 9, 2019
Wait so… Kylie threw a #HandmaidsTale party and got dressed as a handmaid… does anyone wanna tell her that handmaids are literally raped, stripped of their freedom and treated as cattle??? pic.twitter.com/BZBxOoC1AL
— Maiya (@QveenMai) June 9, 2019
Uh, they are “literally raped”, in a drama based on a novelization?! Again, this is FICTION – no one is being raped, nobody is being enslaved, and nobody is being turned into a baby factory. It is literally Not happening, because your pet cause oppression is literary, not literal.
But the confusion deepens.
You know how the people who live in the capitol of the Hunger Games series just looooovvee watching the hunger games? That is the actual mood of Kylie Jenner saying the Handmaid’s Tale is her “favorite show” ??????
— Vanessa K (@vanosaurusrex12) June 9, 2019
So now the completely not real “Hunger Games” proves somehow the completely not real “Handmaid’s Tale” is in fact real. That is some “Inception”-level hypothesizing going on there! So the lesson is we cannot regard this dramatic work as entertainment — no, it is a serious message that needs to be revered!
Or, maybe here is another suggestion–
— Lorelei Productions (@Lbp11Lp) June 10, 2019