If you’ve come across this page, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Rodarte Mac controversy . The line joint venture between MAC and fashion company Rodarte was inspired by Juarez. According to vexinthecity.com: Juarez is an impoverished Mexican factory town notoriously known for the disappearance of hundreds of women who have been raped and murdered with little or no response from the police. With victims as young as 12 years old, to date the estimated murder toll is speculated by authorities to be approximately 400, however local residents suspect the murders stand at an estimated 5,000. Most of the cases remain unsolved dating back to 2003, and remain so today.
This is what Mac and Rodarts said:
“We understand that product names in the MAC 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. give a portion of the proceeds from the MAC 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.”
From Rodarte: “Our makeup collaboration with MAC developed from inspirations on a road tripthat we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa. The ethereal nature of this landscape influenced the creative development and desert palette of the collection. We are truly saddened about injustice in Juarez and it is a very important issue to us. The MAC collaboration was intended as a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and people in the areas that we traveled.”
Some of the original names included: ·
Ghost town · Sleepless · Del Norte · Bordertown · Sleepwalker · Badlands · Softly Drifting · Factory · Juarez
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