Statement from MAC via their Facebook fan page:
This decision will not impact MÂ·AÂ·C ‘s commitment to donate all of its projected profits from the collection to benefit the women and girls of Juarez.
Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our MÂ·AÂ·C Mexican staff and colleagues, MÂ·AÂ·C has made the decision not to ship the MÂ·AÂ·C Rodarte limited edition makeup collection. This decision will have no impact on MÂ·AÂ·C’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.
MÂ·AÂ·C 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 MÂ·AÂ·C 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. ï»¿
I have to say, I am really surprised by this. Over the years, MAC has launched controversial collections–mostly to do with the sexual nature of product names, or controversial promo images–and I have never seen the company act this way. I am impressed with their dedication to doing what is right, but I can’t say I’m not disappointed that there will be no Rodarte for MAC collection. The products look really fabulous, so hopefully we’ll see them under a completely new title, with new names and all.none