Picking out a Halloween costume can be tricky because there are so many options. However, despite the overflowing number of ideas, a lot of people still manage to dress up in something very offensive. No judgement here if you want to dress sexy but there are just some costumes that are inappropriate.
Website Yandy.com thought it would be okay to sell a sexy costume inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale. The red outfit that the women who were forced into sexual slavery had to wear was made short and the model wore fishnet tights. In the description it said, “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.”
After netizens voiced how wrong this was, the site pulled the costume. When you follow the link, it takes you to an apology. “Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to ‘Own Your Sexy.’” They went on to explain the idea behind the costume, “Our initial inspiration to create the pieces was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image.”
Even if their intentions were good, they completely missed the mark. I just hope no one actually bought it while it was still for sale.