This "Sexy Handmaid's Tale" Halloween Costume Has Caused HUGE Backlash

21 September 2018, 13:11

Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume
Picture: Yandy
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The costume was called "inappropriate" and accused of missing the point.

Halloween is approaching and you'll need to think long and hard about a solid costume idea. One costume you absolutely should NOT co-sign is this sexy Handmaid's Tale inspired (?) look that has people on the internet seriously confused and bewildered.

Yandy recently put a "Brave Red Maiden" costume up for sale on its site and, uh, there's a lot to unpack here.

Yandy Handmaid's tale costume
Picture: Yandy/Screenshot

The costume was $64.95 and we don't know where to begin.

For those who have never seen The Handmaid's Tale, it's about a dystopian society where women are raped and forced bear the children of the powerful elite. Many women in fictional Gilead cannot carry their own children and so the young women who can are put through harrowing and often violent ordeals at the hands of powerful families. In the show, the Handmaids wear long red cloaks and white bonnets.

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Due to the show's sensitive themes, many who came across the costume by Yandy found the whole idea distasteful. Some people called it "deeply inappropriate".

People were pretty sure that a sexy Handmaid's costume missed the point entirely.

Following the backlash, Yandy issued an apology for the ill conceived costume.

"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," the brand said on social media and on their site.

Yandy also confirmed that the costume had been removed from their site. It looks like Yandy took the critiques of the costume on board.

We can officially file this under ideas that should have never happened. What do you guys think of this particular "sexy" costume?