Esteé Lauder has edited a video featuring Sandra Bernhard the new face of its Plushglass line from its site after fielding as many as 400 complaints from users who objected to an anti-Republican remark made by the comedian in the video. In the initial version, Bernhard described a “‘Intimidated, frightened, right-wing Republican thin-lipped b*tch’.” The video was posted on August 3, and was linked to yesterday by the Drudge Report.
“The video has been getting a lot of attention, which is what we wanted,” a spokeswoman for MAC told FishbowlNY, adding that the video has been viewed 187,000 times so far. “There was one line that seemed to offend people. MAC isn’t about offending people our gloss is for all races, all sexes, all ages, regardless of politics.”
The MAC marketing copy suggests customers “be like Sandra: provocative, controversial … a real power-mouth!”
The move comes less than a week after a party for Bernhard at Michael’s during which Esteé Lauder president John Dempsey told Page Six the new anti-terrorism rules banning liquids on planes “is going to kill the cosmetics industry.”