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Lingerie brand criticised for sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween costume

A lingerie and costume retailer has apologised for selling a sexualised “Handmaid’s Tale” outfit for Halloween.

American lingerie brand Yandy came under fire for its ‘Brave Red Maiden’ costume, which was on sale for $65 (£49) until the brand removed it following the backlash.

It made reference to the outfits female characters are made to wear in the hugely popular dystopian TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's book, in which women are forced into surrogacy as sex slaves.

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

But after people discovered the outfit, many expressed their shock and outrage on Twitter, referencing the fact that the outfits from the TV show have become politically charged, with women across the globe wearing them to protest against the oppression of women.


Yandy has now released a statement apologising for the costume and removed it from its site.

“Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to ‘own your sexy’,” the brand said.

“We support our customers being comfortable in their skin, regardless of who they are or what they choose to wear. Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment and gender empowerment overall.

“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.

“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.”

The statement received mixed reactions though.

And some people were mostly outraged by the price: "65 bucks for a piece of tacky red fabric," wrote one person. "Jeez."
It's a TV show not reality. A TV show can be parodied, even in a sexy way, even a very serious important show that you like. So can reality. I'm sure there are Muslims that take great offense at sexy burka costumes or Catholics that take great offense at sexy nun costumes. They still sell them. Your favorite TV show is not a scared cow.

What's funny is, in the context of the show if someone made a sexy parody of their sacred outfit, those oppressing women would be outraged and it would be seen as a an act of liberation by the oppressed.
 

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Funny how the same people who are complaining about this likely tried to make the hijab a symbol of female empowerment.
 

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Looks like those Americans who have always wanted modesty culture have new allies and they're making the best of it.
Never thought though that America's Mullahs would call themselves liberals though.

And let's stop pretending that these mullah and mullanis are doing anything for female empowerment. They're traditionalists who hate women that are sexy and want to show it off because it makes them feel inferior about their own flabby skin.
 

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Anything and everything can be shown and flaunted in America besides human bodies and the naked human form. I wonder why it's remained so taboo even now, especially women.

It's an optional Halloween costume. If i woman buys it and wears it it's her choice. She's not forced to wear or buy it. Free will people. If you hate it don't buy it. Don't make people that want it not be able to get it by doing your vacant outrage and boycotting.
 

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I mean look at this woman who complained about the sexy outfits.

I bet she looks in the mirror and really hates herself. Her eyes are full of bitter sadness.



Thats a dude

OT: Better pull all Blackbeard costumes too, he was a criminal. And get rid of Vader costumes, he was oppressing the rebellion. And get rid of all bee costumes, they are highly insensitive to allergics
 

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I do so love it when the moral majority tell me what I'm supposed to feel outraged about. Could the outfit be considered in poor taste? Yep. Do I give a fuck? Not even one.

Give me bad taste, give me the worst taste possible. Because anything is better than living in the oppressive grey world that they want me to live in. They can carry on getting their tits in a tangle over totally meaningless shit and telling women like me that we are betraying our womanhood and I will carry on doing what the fuck I like.
 

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I do so love it when the moral majority tell me what I'm supposed to feel outraged about. Could the outfit be considered in poor taste? Yep. Do I give a fuck? Not even one.

Give me bad taste, give me the worst taste possible. Because anything is better than living in the oppressive grey world that they want me to live in. They can carry on getting their tits in a tangle over totally meaningless shit and telling women like me that we are betraying our womanhood and I will carry on doing what the fuck I like.
Your body, your choice......as long as its a choice that we approve of.

Now that the corporate cowards gave into the lunacy, SJW mob is going after the 'sexy native' costumes, too. Again.


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Given the company's mission statement, is it any surprise that they caved.
 
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BLASPHEMY!
 

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IF most women found this costume offensive, wouldn't they just not buy it?
Yep. It's fake outrage from a silly cunt with too much time on her hands. Better nix those Bride of Frankenstein costumes, she was built from bits of dead women by a MAN! The horror. Elizabeth Bathory? Bathed in the blood of virgins, so she was obviously a female misogynist and serial killer. Sexy nurse? Well that's just encouraging the sexualisation of actual nurses...and so on and so on.

Can you imagine if the people spending their time getting halloween costumes banned actually channelled that energy into something meaningful?


Nah. Scratch that. Neither can I.
 

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Can you imagine if the people spending their time getting halloween costumes banned actually channelled that energy into something meaningful?
That's a scary thought.

I'd rather they expend their lunacy and dumb shit like this, if it's going to manifest itself at all, as opposed to using their lunacy to actually pursue something with legitimate ramifications. The more time and energy they waste on this sort of idiocy, the less time and energy they're devoting to grotesquely warping the rest of the world.
 

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Can you imagine if the people spending their time getting halloween costumes banned actually channelled that energy into something meaningful?
That sounds too much like work and god knows most of these people are adverse to that
 
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Yep. It's fake outrage from a silly cunt with too much time on her hands. Better nix those Bride of Frankenstein costumes, she was built from bits of dead women by a MAN! The horror. Elizabeth Bathory? Bathed in the blood of virgins, so she was obviously a female misogynist and serial killer. Sexy nurse? Well that's just encouraging the sexualisation of actual nurses...and so on and so on.

Can you imagine if the people spending their time getting halloween costumes banned actually channelled that energy into something meaningful?


Nah. Scratch that. Neither can I.
Its petty stuff like this, that makes people take them less serious when they are fighting for the really important things. People like her need to learn to pick their battles better.
 

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Yep. It's fake outrage from a silly cunt with too much time on her hands. Better nix those Bride of Frankenstein costumes, she was built from bits of dead women by a MAN! The horror. Elizabeth Bathory? Bathed in the blood of virgins, so she was obviously a female misogynist and serial killer. Sexy nurse? Well that's just encouraging the sexualisation of actual nurses...and so on and so on.

Can you imagine if the people spending their time getting halloween costumes banned actually channelled that energy into something meaningful?


Nah. Scratch that. Neither can I.
She was a serial killer though but I don't know about misogynist....unless your point/sarcasm went over my head.
 

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She was a serial killer though but I don't know about misogynist....unless your point/sarcasm went over my head.
Lol. It was HEAVY sarcasm based on the shit such idiots come out with as justification for their lunacy.

Last halloween my costume was a Jack the Ripper victim, so dead Victorian prostitute. The year before it was dead Stevie Nicks, and I am aware she's not dead. Bad taste and myself are well acquainted.
 
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