Frequently controversial costumiers Yandy (remember their Pregnant Kylie Jenner and Sexy Donald Trump costumes?) has decided that maaaaaaybe their sexy Handmaids costumes (called “Brave Red Maiden” for legal purposes) weren’t as empowering to women as they’d hoped.
In an open letter, they address why they have chosen to take them off the market.
“Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to ‘Own Your Sexy. 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.
“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.”
I get it, I suppose. Still not quite as offensive as all those Caitlyn Jenner costumes from a few years ago, though.