After receiving heavy backlash, Yandy has discontinued its sexy Handmaid’s Tale Halloween costume. The company released an official statement.
The costume included a red mini dress with a red cape and white bonnet. As PopCulture states, while the Hulu show itself wasn’t named in the description, the reference was pretty clear. The original costume listing read:
“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 featuring a red mini dress, a matching cloak with an attached hood, and a white bonnet headpiece. (Pantyhose not included.)”
After many took to social media to call out Yandy, the company finally nixed the costume. In response to the public outcry, the company wrote in a press release:
“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.”