MAC and Rodarte have issued the following statements:
STATEMENT FROM M·A·C COSMETICS
ON THE M·A·C RODARTE COLLECTION
We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We continue to listen carefully to the comments we have received and have the following plans to address concernsWe are committed to donating $100,000 to a non-profit organization that has a proven, successful track-record helping women in need and that can directly improve the lives of women in Juarez in a meaningful way.We are changing the product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection.
As we have done in the past, please be assured that we will communicate details regarding our progress in this matter.
STATEMENT FROM RODARTE ON THE M·A·C RODARTE COLLECTION
We recognize that the violence against women taking place in Juarez needs to be met with proactive action. We never intended to make light of this serious issue and we are truly sorry.
Helping to improve the conditions for women in Juarez is a priority for us and we are thankful for all the comments calling attention to the urgency of addressing this situation.
I hope that the $100,000 donation will be supplemented by at least portion of the profits from the collection, and I am glad that the names are changing. There is still a lot of anger and incredulity in the beauty community that MAC/Rodarte thought it acceptable to take inspiration from the situation in Juarez in the first place, feelings which I share. I am glad that MAC has responded to consumer opinion on this issue.