Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume removed from Halloween site after backlash

An online Halloween costume and lingerie store has removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume after it sparked outrage on social media.

“Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall,” Yandy said in a statement. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our ‘Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume’ is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level. Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image. Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.”

The listing has since been removed, but according to screenshots on social media, the costume was selling for $64.95 and was described as, “an upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say. However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume.”

Social media users didn’t quite see it that way, however.

“WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY,” posted one user, while another wrote, “Our society doesn’t take the rape of real women seriously, why should they take the rape of fictional women seriously?”

“Wait. Is this…sexy handmaid? This is so far from the point I can’t even,” said another.

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