Sia not too long ago got here beneath fireplace by animal rights activists on the web for her latest collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, which reportedly checks on animals. The 41-year-old singer, who was named the make-up model’s #VivaGlam spokesperson, was lambasted and for supporting an organization that checks on animals, regardless of being a vegan.
For years, MAC has been criticized for its help in animal testing. Because the make-up model sells its merchandise in China, the place it’s legally required that imported cosmetics are examined on animals by authorities workers, many customers take into account the corporate complicit in animal testing. Due to the controversy, and Sia’s historical past as a vegan and an animal activist for organizations like PETA, the singer was slammed and referred to as a hypocrite for her collaboration with MAC.
After the backlash, Sia took to Twitter to defend herself. She defined that MAC doesn’t check on animals (which is technically true—Chinese authorities workers do) and that the model is actively making an attempt to finish animal testing within the magnificence business. Along with her tweet, Sia linked a press release from MAC on its stance on animal testing.
Sia’s response didn’t go over effectively on the web, which poked holes in her protection. Users defined that MAC nonetheless sells in China, which condones animal testing, and thus, the corporate is complicit.
Currently, Sia and MAC Cosmetics’ collaboration remains to be on, with the proceeds for every of the marketing campaign’s lipsticks going towards HIV and AIDs consciousness. Though, it seems just like the the partnership’s animal testing scandal would possibly eclipse the precise trigger.