Eyebrows were raised in MAC‘s general direction when they announced that their Mexican-inspired collection designed with Rodarte would feature a nail polish named “Juarez”. Why? It’s one of the most dangerous cities in the world and notorious for the rapes and killings of women in the city to be ignored by police.
MAC have responded by saying:
“We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended some of our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We are listening carefully to the comments posted and are grateful to those of you who have brought your concerns to the forefront of our attention. M·A·C will give a portion of the proceeds from the M·A·C Rodarte collection to help those in need in Juarez. We are diligently investigating the best way to do this. Please be assured that we will keep you posted on the details regarding our efforts.”
Turning an uh-oh into an oh-yes? The collection is beautiful and MAC are doing a great thing. I’d say so!