Battered MAC Cancels Tasteless Juarez Line

Entire Rodarte collection is off after controversy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2010 11:10 AM CDT
Battered MAC Cancels Tasteless Juarez Line
Not the MAC Juarez line...but it would have come in a little package like this.   (?Idhren)

First it apologized. Then it said it wouldn't sell its "Juarez" line in Mexico. Now, more than a month after MAC created quite a stir by partnering with Rodarte on products with names like "Factory" and "Ghost Town," some of which basically looked like blood, it's decided to cancel the line entirely. On its Facebook page, the company says the entire collection will be canned “out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families.”

Juarez, let us remind you, is a poor Mexican factory town sadly known for the more than 100 young women (some say thousands of women) who were raped, murdered, and dumped there during a 10-year span beginning in 1993. MAC notes that it will still 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.” (Read more MAC stories.)

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