Mac Defends Black Model Amid Racist Instagram Comments

mac 2If you’re looking to stir up controversy, don’t do it on the Mac Cosmetics Instagram page. The company slammed racist commenters after slurs were posted next to a photo of a dark skinned model with full lips backstage at New York Fashion Week. Mac, known for their diversity among products and employees, took a stand and released a statement to digital publication  “MAC stands for and respects All Ages, All Races, All Sexes. We do not tolerate any abusive comments in our community.” Mac’s Instagram bio also reflects the message of diversity saying: “The Official MAC Cosmetics Instagram. All Ages, All Races, All Sexes.”

Mac has been extending its color pallette for years, giving women of diverse colors more options. On Mac’s website the company features another dark skinned model with blue eye liner sitting near vanity lights and applying makeup.

Mac’s lipstick includes a variety of shades including a bold Ruby Woo red, A plum Ariana Grande inspired lip color. The company also has a lot of diversity in its eyeshadow collection. Shades of purple blended with neutrals are provided in a pre-set palette to compliment your fall wardrobe. See the full collection of makeup at

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