Creepy Handmaid’s Tale wine announced, canceled within 24 hours

Turning oppression into ad copy turns out to be a bad idea

One of the great joys of loving a movie or show is indulging in the merchandise that comes with it. But as we all know, brands can and will do too much. On June 10 People announced that Lot18 would release a line of The Handmaid’s Tale-inspired wines — that is, a line inspired by a show about a totalitarian government built on the oppression, ceremonial rape, and abuse of women.

Unlike the fortunes of the Republic of Gilead, the...


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