MAC Cosmetics has decided to cancel selling Rodarte’s Juarez Collection just 2 weeks after saying they were donating 100% of the global proceeds from their Rodarte collection. A big controversy was made after hearing upon one of their pink nail polishes being named after the city of Juarez, a Mexican factory town known for the high number of rapes and murders of women between the ages of 12 and 22.The images MAC used were also controversial as they showed ghostly looking women sporting the makeup.
Below is a statement that MAC put on their facebook page:
“Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our MAC Mexican staff and colleagues, MAC has made the decision not to ship the MAC Rodarte limited edition makeup collection.
This decision will have no impact on MAC’s commitment to donate all of its projected global profits from this collection to local and international groups that work to improve the lives of the women and girls of Juarez. We are currently conducting due diligence to ensure we donate to organizations with a proven record of directly supporting the women and girls of Juarez.
MAC and Rodarte are deeply and sincerely sorry and we apologize to everyone we offended. We have listened very closely to the feedback of concerned global citizens. We are doing our very best to right this wrong. The essence of MAC is to give back and care for the community and Rodarte is committed to using creativity for positive social change. We are grateful for the opportunity to use what we have learned to raise awareness on this important issue.”
I’m glad that they will still support the females of Juarez and will still donate the proceeds.
What are your opinions on all of this?