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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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aberdeenvet    

Aw, cmon. Jay just wanted to get some good Cuban cigars.

530 days ago
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Kurlis    

Typical American elites. Arrogant and stupid.

530 days ago
168.

ETEE    

'Ignorant and Insulting'.............jut like the "Peep in Chief..............Obama!!!

530 days ago
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SureOfYourself    

Nonsense. We all know only white Americans can be insensitive and rac!st.

530 days ago
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Hank Reardon    

Ah Havana...
One of the best maps on Black Ops.

530 days ago
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Kikkie2222    

Ignorance NOOOO they know about the racist abuse in Cuba and total lack of freedom. The black Beyonce and Jay Z simply do not care about other blacks around the world. In fact the plight of any persecuted group, Jeeeze she performed for Kadhfi when he was in power and slaughtering his people. DON'T CARE & DON'T WANT TO KNOW...that is their MO.

530 days ago
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Borninmombassa    

look at the big body guard dude to the left.

530 days ago
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Borninmombassa    

I'm guessing that's Cuban cigar he's holding...hey when you're a rich 1% er guy with White house connections you pay by different rules than the little people. Isn't that how it's always been ?

530 days ago
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Airmail56    

Perhaps they can ask Fidel why there are so few blacks in his government?

530 days ago
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Thogwummpy    

Jay-Z is a political moron anyway....remember, in one of his songs he calls himself the "black Che Guevara"---totally clueless about the horrible racist things Che said about black people; and I guess like most liberals, Jay-Z was willing to ignore the innocent men women and childred that Che murdered in Cuba. He's typically ignorant, but Jay-Z will pretend he's your intellectual superior. Such is the hubris of celebrity!

530 days ago
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WilliamPenn    

Two communists celebrating in a communist utopia.

530 days ago
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Lovely Jones    

This is so ridiculous regardless of where they choose to vacation at photographers and and regular people will take their pictures. People need to stop worrying what this stars are doing and worry about the common folk caring about what celebs are doing just took attention off what they the story should of been about and that's the death and beatens that are taking place in Cuba but all anybody see is B and J

530 days ago
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vanessaolivia    

Jay and Bey come to the beautiful island of Barbados and Jamaica. We sure will welcome you to create publicity for both country and increase more travellers to visit and help our economy grow.

530 days ago
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Socalpimp    

Obama and Jay Z are homies so Jay Z gets a free pass

530 days ago
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Isabella    

Send them to north Korea, now please... See what good Dennis Rodman did there.

530 days ago
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