MAC Cosmetics has announced today that they will not only be donating $100,000 to a non-profit organization in Juarez, Mexico, but that, in a truly surprising and unprecedented move, they will be changing the product names in the collection which have been the source of recent controversy.
I have to say that despite my original post on the subject, I am pleased that MAC has chosen to change the names. I still believe that artists have the right to create art inspired by anything that evokes emotion in them. However, being that the names offended so many, it is proper that MAC do what it can, even after the fact, to fix it. Afterall, MAC’s motto is “all ages, all races, all sexes.” For their business it would be a very bad idea to risk completely alienating such a huge demographic. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, some customers and potential customers won’t be able to forgive the mistake.
I look forward to seeing what they change the names to, and to seeing how well the collection does. There are a few products I will definitely be picking up.