MAC drops Rodarte Makeup Collection After Blog Protests

 - Aug 21, 2010
References: thefrisky & huffingtonpost
M·A·C dropped plans to distribute a Rodarte makeup collection that uses the names of Mexican towns. The move came after blogger Jessica Wakeman criticized the collection as tasteless because one of the nail polish colors was called 'Juarez' and, as she writes, "Juarez is an impoverished Mexican factory town notorious for the number of women between the ages of 12 and 22 who have been raped and murdered with little or no response from police."

Wakeman's comments stirred such a backlash -- see the video for one of many protests -- that the limited edition Rodarte makeup collection was cancelled. Rodarte and MAC apologized, and promised to raise awareness and donate funds to benefit the female residents of Juarez.