Costumes from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” may be appropriate for protesting the Trump administration, as seen in the silent protest of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, spicing up the attire isn’t going over so well.
Social media user Ban McDonald tweeted a find that he deemed to be the inevitable evolution: a “Slutty Handmaid” Halloween costume.
“Slutty Handmaid Tale Costume was the natural progression of things,” he tweeted.
Slutty Handmaid Tale Costume was the natural progression of things pic.twitter.com/LuW9LiwK8X
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 20, 2018
The tweet, or should we say the costume featuring a sex red minidress, created quite the stir. So much so that Yandy.com has since removed the item from its site, as was seen in a tweet from popular social media commentator Cameron Gray.
“2018 in one screenshot,” Gray tweeted, ever so succinctly.
2018 in one screenshot pic.twitter.com/ZjIZmcmOjo
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 21, 2018
Meanwhile, the company insisted in a statement: “Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall.”
— Yandy.com (@Yandy) September 21, 2018
As for the aforementioned backlash, social justice warriors on the left were out front leading the charge.
— Zoe Margolis (@girlonetrack) September 20, 2018
“Sexy Handmaid’s Tale” is the most on-brand statement possible for this era’s thoroughly shameless misogynistic bullshit.
— Cam Banks (@boymonster) September 21, 2018
But other less uptight social media users did what they do best, they attacked the issue with a heavy dose of snark.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 20, 2018
Jezebel in the front. Offred in the back.
— FricosisGuy (@FricosisGuy) September 20, 2018
— Super Friendly Absolut Vodka-Man (@JBoogieG) September 20, 2018
Alyssa Milano, hardest hit.
— Jonathan Schafer (@jschaf01) September 20, 2018
— J. Shaka (@jjshaka) September 20, 2018
One recurring theme was for social media users to turn their angst on Yandy for being so quick to cave to hypersensitive liberals.
— MJ is Still with Her (@sardonic_bitch) September 21, 2018
Grow a pair, it’s 2018, make that money.
— Kayla Gonzalez (@CuppyCake1221) September 21, 2018
I wouldn’t have removed it from the store. People nowadays need to get a grip and so being so f*****g pathetic and get over it. It is a halloween costume ffs. Don’t apologise for them.
— Heather (@ukheather) September 21, 2018
People seriously need to stop being so damn offended about everything right down to a flipping costume! I’m a feminist liberal but even I think this has gone a bit overboard. But now here I am being offended about offended people haha ? never ends
— Clarice Lakota (@ThunderBirdEye9) September 21, 2018
Liberals are joyless soulless smug self righteous scolds.
I say keep selling the costume and tell those crybabies to go eff themselveshttps://t.co/2tYkcaHFWC
— Big Ed (@Falconeddie1) September 21, 2018
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