Many celebrities make an effort to remain out of the highlight, however there’s just one who’s made hiding her face from the general public eye an precise a part of her public persona: Despite having quite a lot of smash hits underneath her belt, Sia is ready to keep relative anonymity in the actual world by concealing her face behind a curtain of blonde hair throughout interviews and each time she’s onstage. Naturally, lots of the singer’s followers have been stunned when she introduced final week that she’d be lending (a few of) her face for a very good trigger, as the newest star to signal on for a lip-color collaboration with MAC as a part of the model’s Viva Glam initiative.
It’s an honor that is additionally been awarded to Miley Cyrus, Taraji P. Henson, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and extra; each cent of the proceeds from the sale of the lipsticks and glosses goes to the MAC AIDS Fund to help organizations everywhere in the world in combating the epidemic and serving to higher the lives of these already dwelling with HIV/AIDS. An superb charitable trigger, to make sure — however not all of Sia’s followers have been thrilled with the information.
That’s as a result of Sia is a faithful vegan and animal lover who’s publicly advocated for PETA, Oscar’s Law, and the Beagle Freedom Project — and MAC is an organization that sells in China, the place animal testing is at present nonetheless obligatory as a part of its “safety assessment” course of earlier than cosmetics go to market. Though MAC itself doesn’t check on animals, and actually strongly helps the trouble to advertise various types of testing worldwide via a partnership with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, the selection to promote in China is a controversial one for many manufacturers.
Fans have not let the perceived contradiction between Sia’s animal activism and her option to staff up with MAC go unnoticed. Many of them took to Twitter to name her out on the discrepancy, and she or he responded with a tweet of her personal, writing, “Like M·A·C, I believe makeup shouldn’t be tested on animals. M·A·C does not test on animals and is advocating change in countries like China where animal testing exists.” She linked to the assertion on the MAC web site that additional explains its stance on animal testing — however that did not do a lot to quell the backlash.
However, they promote in China. They are not directly testing on animals to make more cash. Other largely fashionable manufacturers particularly exclude China from their market attributable to their testing insurance policies. Sorry however I can’t be buying from this assortment.
— Edgar Rene ✨ (@g0lden_veins) December 1, 2017
Upset that I am unable to help one in every of my favourite artists on this, however I stand with you. Until MAC does not promote in China anymore, they nonetheless help animal testing in my ebook
— kayla ❄️☃️🎄 (@beta_fiish) December 1, 2017
We’re reached out to MAC for remark, and can replace this publish once we hear again.
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