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Jay-Z and Beyonce

Blasted for 'Ignorant and

Insulting' Cuban Vacation

4/5/2013 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0405-beyonce-jay-z-apJay-Z and Beyonce are clueless about the tortures happening in Cuba, and it's insulting they chose to visit the communist country for a celebration ... so says a Cuban rights lobbyist.

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the D.C. director for the US-Cuba Democracy PAC -- a group committed to fighting for democracy in Cuba -- tells TMZ the A-listers should've educated themselves about what's really going on there before taking photo ops.

Jay and Bey were photographed Thursday in Havana -- reportedly to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary -- but have since come under fire from some Cuban-American groups.

US citizens are still technically banned from traveling to the island purely for tourism ... and are supposed to obtain a travel license from the US government.

Mauricio says he's disappointed the superstars chose to vacay in Cuba because, "There are women getting beaten on a daily basis, women who are being jailed for no reason ... people are fighting for their freedom. It’s extremely insensitive."

We reached out to Beyonce and Jay-Z for comment. So far ... nada back.

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TaneeTinka    

I dont see the big deal. As a Canadian I've traveled to Cuba 3 times. I will continue to travel.
Unfortunately there is torture and mistreatmeat around the world including North America.
Also the USA does business with China who are communist and torture their citiizens but you dont see an imbargo on China.

532 days ago
152.

JohnGalt    

Well, this is what oBama and his pals like beyOnce jZee want to turn America in to! Buck Ofama and Buck Feyonce

532 days ago
153.

TaneeTinka    

I do not see the big deal. People should be aloud to travel where they wish. Americans are aloud to travel and do business with China, a communist country who also tortures their citizens.
As a Canadian I have been to Cuba 3 times, and will continue to go.
Hope these Cuban American lobbist dont by product made in China, otherwise they will be support communsim and torture. But I guess its okay as long as they people arent Cuban.

532 days ago
154.

Marybel    

Totally see their narcissistic need to be royalty, even in a **** hole country like Cuba. Even better, really. Jay Z is the biggest thug, he would make a perfect Castro. The Carters could never be elected royalty like the grifters in the White House, this grimy existence would suit them perfectly.

532 days ago
155.

Alicia1971    

The Carters don't care about anybody but themselves and how they can keep compiling their money off Stans!!!

532 days ago
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sharinlite    

This couple, as many in this industry consider themselves above the law, morals, ethics of the country. They took over the medical wing where she was having her baby preventing parents and families access to their own...Arrogant? Huge egos!! Look what money does.....

532 days ago
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nancy    

JayZ and wife are so caught up in themselves...totally disgusting they think they have so much influence....why don't they go to Iran and free the pastor imprisoned there or to Pakistan and free the doctor there if they are so important and influential.

532 days ago
158.

Christina    

Both of them are uneducated hood rats with too much money and no understanding of the atrocities committed by the evil Cuban government. They are worth millions but they still haven't evolved beyond dumb hood rats pretending to be people of the world. I'm embarrassed for them.

532 days ago
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NewsJet Magazine    

Good Morning Hollywood

What else would you expect from two very wealthy young and successful kid's to on Spring Break

We think it's better than bombs and is a great role model for all Cubans especially the young generation.

newsjet1

532 days ago
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marlee5574    

I don't care about them or their music.

532 days ago
161.

Kim    

How did they obtain permission to goto Cuba? Were they working? If not, who do they think they are? I hope these s allegations are not true because I will lose some respect for one of my favorite couples.

532 days ago
162.

Kim    

They are definitely sending the wrong example. Even if it was not intentional. Now people are going to want to go to Cuba the JayZ way. Btw, how would this be possible ke?

532 days ago
163.

Paul    

The Liberals/Democrats are starting to see what their efforts to elect and support a broad array of extremist officials, led by a man with the Social Democracy utopian, non American, vision of the world will look like.

Favoritism, corruption, hypocrisy, and more. We will wake up one day to find ourselves drowning in Anarchy.

532 days ago
164.

Kris    

So we have rappers doing diplomacy now? Have we really sunk that low?

532 days ago
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tony    

Just more proof that the pop culture trash America worships and the E Entertainment voters who have not a clue what is going on have their brands warped.

532 days ago
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