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MAC has issued an apology to anyone offended by its forthcoming collaboration with Rodarte, which includes shades of nail polish named "Juarez" and "Factory." Juarez is an impoverished town on the Mexico-Texas border where more than 400 women, many of them factory workers, have been raped and murdered over the past decade. In a statement to Fox News, MAC wisely refrains from mentioning whether the reference was deliberate and tasteless or accidental and clueless. Instead, it said only, "We understand that product names in the MAC Rodarte collection have offended some of our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry." The company has promised to donate some of the proceeds from the Rodarte line to a relevant charity. [NYP; Previously]