Yandy Inclined Toward Women's Empowerment With Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Costume
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Following outcry from women's rights activists, the top online Halloween costume store issued a formal apology and removed the costume from its website.

AceShowbiz - Bosses at a top online Halloween costume store have pulled a sexy "The Handmaid's Tale" outfit from shelves following outcry from women's rights activists.

The dystopian drama based on author Margaret Atwood's book of the same name inspired a Yandy Halloween costume take on the red robes and bonnets worn by the female sex slave characters on the show.

The Yandy outfit was released earlier this week and led to a protest from fans of the show and feminists alike, who felt enslaving women for procreation should not be sexualised.

Yandy bosses have now issued an apology and removed the costume from its website.

"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," a statement reads. "Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image."

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