Is Rodarte a lightning rod for controversy or what!?
Less than two years after causing a stink with their Juarez makeup collection, a UN expert is calling out the Mulleavy sisters on their latest collection.
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Just two weeks after announcing they will be donating 100% of the global proceeds from their Rodarte collection, MAC Cosmetics has decided to not sell the collection at all.
The company posted a statement on their Facebook page explaining their decision:
"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."
Inneresting. At least they're still dedicated to supporting the women of Juarez.
Do U agree with MAC's decision???
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MAC cosmetics has announced they will be donating 100% of global profits from their MAC x Rodarte collection to a newly created initiative after seeing a mayjah backlash from the blogosphere.
The Mexico-inspired collection caused a great deal of commotion after word got out that a pink nail polish was named after 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 for their campaign were also unsettling as it showed ghostly women sporting the makeup.
MAC's new initiative will provide on-the-ground support to the women of Juarez and raise global awareness of the city's situation.
Both John Demsey, president of MAC, and the Mulleavy sisters issued an apology saying they were deeply sorry for offending anyone. MAC will also be re-marketing and re-naming their products.
We think they're doing the right thing. Do U???
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