Vampyre Cosmetics has dropped its upcoming make-up collaboration with Alice Cooper after the American rockstar described being transgender as “a fad”.
Cooper, 75, said things had reached a point of “absurdity” when asked about gender identity and gender affirming health care in an interview with music news website Stereogum.
“I’m understanding that there are cases of transgender, but I’m afraid that it’s also a fad, and I’m afraid there’s a lot of people claiming to be this just because they want to be that,” the musician said in the interview.
Vampyre Cosmetics has removed the make-up collaboration’s web page from its store and will refund all orders.
“In light of recent statements by Alice Cooper we will no longer be doing a make-up collaboration,” the brand said in an Instagram post.
“We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to healthcare.”
Preorders for the make-up collection originally opened on 14 August 2023, and was projected to be released around Halloween 2023.
A Guitar Palette, Amp Palette, two Microphone Lipsticks and Whiplash Mascara housed in microphone-shaped packaging were included in the range.
The brand previously said it was excited for the collaboration with the “undisputed Godfather of shock rock” and the “original make-up disruptor”.
Vampyre Cosmetics was founded by make-up artist Rachel Clinesmith in 2011.