Urban Decay retracts press release

Monday, June 11, 2012

Last week Urban Decay announced plans to expand to China and issued a press release about it which I blogged about here. Many Urban Decay users were (and are) in an uproar about it. Christine from Temptalia contacted them with questions which UD replied to her. The Leaping Bunny and Cruelty Free bunny logos were removed from Urban Decay's site late June 6 or early June 7 with the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) issuing their own press release which I blogged about here. Due to the outrage from consumers a petition was started in an attempt to change Urban Decay's mind in expanding to China.

As of 6/11/2012 the original Urban Decay press release has been removed from the Urban Decay site and replaced with this one instead.


Urban Decay is planning to sell our products in China.

If you have any questions, our customer service team is available to you: info@urbandecay.com

For Urban Decay fans interested, founding partner Wende Zomnir will also host a live web chat in two weeks to answer your questions. Please click here to be notified of the date and time of the chat.

Editors or advocacy groups interested in interviews may contact us at publicrelations@urbandecay.com

Looks like Urban Decay is trying to distance themselves from the comments they originally made about going to try and change the Chinese government when we all know even human rights groups can't change the Chinese government.


  1. Thank you so much for posting about this! I would hate to have to boycott UD-- they're my favorite eyeshadow brand.

    1. Keep in mind they're still going to China, they're just no longer stating it's to change the Chinese government's mind about animal testing.

  2. I'm still not too thrilled about this :( From the beginning they were most interested in cruelty free makeup and women's issues. Very bummed.


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