Fans Are FUMING About Sia's MAC Collaboration For This Serious Reason
5 December 2017, 13:52 | Updated: 15 November 2018, 14:55
Not everyone is happy about Sia's upcoming Viva Glam collaboration with MAC.
MAC is known for their celebrity collaborations. Everyone from Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and now Sia have collaborated with MAC cosmetics.
Sia announced that she was working with MAC for their VIVA GLAM campaign and fans are torn about the singer's decision.
This #WorldAIDSDay, Sia's working w/ @MACcosmetics for their #VIVAGLAM campaign & releasing her own lipstick (which will be available in early Jan). Every single cent of the price of her lipstick goes towards the M·A·C AIDS Fund which helps people affected by HIV/AIDS. -Team Sia pic.twitter.com/VH2c0COUeO— sia (@Sia) November 30, 2017
Sia is vegan, and has tweeted in the past about not eating meat.
As MAC sells their products in China (a country which requires animal testing by law), fans of cruelty-free beauty often call out the brand for continuing to sell in the country.
MAC responded to this controversy earlier in the year by saying, "M·A·C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M·A·C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally. "
Many have expressed disappointment over Sia's collaboration with the brand.
Unbelievably irresponsible of you to share this misinformation @Sia. @MACcosmetics sell to China where animal testing is required by law! MAC are absolutely NOT cruelty free and do not deserve that status. pic.twitter.com/eswLDOVsdr— Lydia Rose Ⓥ (@ThisGirlThrives) December 1, 2017
Sia addressed the controversy in a tweet but MAC selling in China was still a huge sticking point for many fans.
Of course makeup shouldn’t be tested on animals! MAC only requires it if the country requires it. China requires it. @MACcosmetics DOES TEST on animals & inflicts to this cruelty. If they TRULY believed that makeup SHOULDN'T be tested on animals then they would pull out of China— nora (@mynamesnoraa) December 1, 2017
I think Sia is amazing and I think her heart is in the right place. It’s unfortunate that companies like MAC purposefully use legal jargon to dance around the fact that they test on animals. They aren’t being honest.— TheMakeupEffect (@TheMakeupEffect) December 1, 2017
As someone with such a huge platform you do need to do your research before saying something like this. Your words influence others. Please use them to make the world a better place and not to promote brands that actively torture animals.— Alinta McMurdo (@AlintaMcMurdo) December 1, 2017
Cruelty free makeup is becoming a huge priority for young women and men who feel better knowing their beauty products are 100% free of animal testing and animal byproducts.
While MAC can likely say that they do not own testing facilities or carry out testing themselves, China's animal testing law places them in a tough spot when it comes to this debate.