Every year, there seems to be a controversial “sexy” costume for Halloween. This year, it’s based on The Handmaid’s Tale. The costume is called Brave Red Maiden and costs $65.
Here we have a sexy “Handmaids Tale” costume. 😆 pic.twitter.com/q5L8ZQkv4d
— Alicia Marie 👉🏽Twitch (@AliciaMarieBODY) September 21, 2018
People on social media quickly bashed the costume as inappropriate since the show depicts the women wearing the outfit being forced to have sex against their will.
If I see anyone in a sexy handmaids tale costume this year I will throw my drink at you
— steadybadlucker (@Ihatethomyorke) September 20, 2018
— Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) September 21, 2018
I’ve just seen the Handmaids Tale costume trending on here and it hurts my head that some people are breezing over it like it’s just a costume and some saying that it’s just a show it’s not real, and completely forgetting what it stood for.
— Ayeasha🥝 (@Gingee17_) September 21, 2018
— Grazia UK (@GraziaUK) September 21, 2018
The company selling the costume, Yandy, removed the item from their website. They apologized for their error in judgment.
I’m so mad I can’t buy the sexy Handmaids costume now. You guys ruin everything 😭
— Love ♡ Lani (@ilyanaLanai) September 21, 2018