You may be aware of Yandy.com, purveyor of lingerie and/or "sexy" halloween costumes.
They often sell timely, pop-culture-influenced costumes. Last year, there was a sexy It costume. Here's a sexy Eric Cartman from South Park, because why not:
And here's a Selena outfit:
This year Yandy seems to have stepped up the "Um, excuse me?" factor by offering a sexy "Handmaid's Tale" costume.
The description reads: "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."
The responses on Twitter have been...puzzled?
It's truly something.
The jokes are out.
People can't decide if it's incredible satire or just tone-deaf.
ANYway, if you feel like truly horrifying everyone on Oct. 31, the "Brave Red Maiden" costume is available for $64.95. Under his eye, and so on.
Yandy has pulled the costume from their site. The link is still active, but redirects to an apology from the company.
In it, Yandy explains that their "initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image," and that their "corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall."