Online Retailer Forced To Remove Sexy Handmaid’s Tale Halloween Costume After People Revolt

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We are officially one month away from the internet plays judge, jury, and executioner for your Halloween costume!! If you plan to dress as a ghost, DON’T: it’s insensitive to ginger people. If you’re thinking of going as a Chucky, you’re appropriating Jon Gruden. If you want to dress as a witch, beware, you may get nailed on the cross for mocking my EX WIFE, AYOOO!

This year, the virtue signaling has begun in September, a full two weeks before the Oscar Pistorius ‘Blade Gunner’ Halloween costume was sahmed into non-existence last year.

In any event, online retailer Yandy listed a “Brave Red Maiden” Halloween costume for nearly $65 that includes a red cape, mini dress and white bonnet. Call it what you will, but it’s a sexy Handmaid’s costume vaguely depicting the outfits worn in Hulu’s smash hit The Handmaid’s Tale. For those unfamiliar, the show centers around a totalitarian state that treats women as property of the state and routinely rapes them to bear children for their masters.

Yeah. Not going to fly in 2018.

Yandy tried to spin the costume as some sort of empowering garb.

“An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say,” the description reads. “However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume.”

People were very mad online.

After the backlash became overwhelming, the Phoenix-based company pulled the costume from their site and released the following 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,” the clothing retailer said. “This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level.”

Other people thought the backlash was largely insincere and called out a perceived hypocrisy.

Goddamnit. Halloween used to be fun.