Poor taste doesnt even begin to describe this massive hit and miss Halloween costume that online retailer Yandy put up for sale last week called, ‘Brave Red Maiden’.
If you’ve never watched or read the horrific story of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ then this one might not hit home for you. But to give you a little insight, in the story, Handmaidens are fertile women that are forced to have sex with “noblemen” in horrifying rituals while their wives watch and then go on to bear children. These fertile handmaidens are forced to wear a red cape and white bonnet to reflect their low status.
“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.” – Yandy, Outfit Descripstion.
Needless to say, the internet gave the creepy outfit a major ‘hell no’ and after major backlash, the online retailer pulled the costume from their site after releasing an official apology which can be read below.