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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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241.

Joe    

You expect intelligent decisions by Obama supporters? Come on, their Commies, just like the Obammasiah. DUH

476 days ago
242.

iThierry    

People are hilarious and so judgmental. They are celebrities not politicians, try to remember that. They were also for a brief moment after they were born the youngest person on this planet just like you and i. They grew up and became celebrities but they remain humans.

476 days ago
243.

Warren    

Cuba is a great place to visit. The people are wonderful, hot and sexy. I really would like to purchase some beach front property in the Island before the US end's it embargo.

476 days ago
244.

Girl2X    

Enemy of my enemy is my FRIEND! Those brown people down there are relatives to the brown people in the US. Just because they are YOUR enemy! You racist inbreeds are not OUR friends/kind/brethren! Can you UNDERSTAND that? Did I make it simple enough for you?

476 days ago
245.

Speedstan    

Guess who made this wonderful progressive quote?

"“The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and drink, the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent…The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths.”

Ann Coulter? Michael Savage? David Duke? Wrong. That's an English translation of a quote made by that famous progressive hero, Cuban revolutionary figure, and darling of idiot college-age T-shirt wearers everywhere: good old Ernesto "Che" Guevara. These two dimwits have no idea of how communist Cuba not only impoverishes and starves its people but systematically discriminates against Afro-Cubans. The same lefties who were up in arms about South Africa halfway around the globe have no problem with a repressive dictatorship jailing black political activists less than 100 miles off our shores. And you liberal entertainment figures wonder why we regard you as mental midgets...

476 days ago
246.

damion    

Laws and such are just for the "Little People"...not Obama's friends like Z & Beyonce....who do you think you're talking about?? These are the BIG People...they ain't got no laws....they're above you and me....don't forget Your Place !!!!

476 days ago
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pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

The big question:is Cuba an ally of North Korea?

476 days ago
248.

obozosux    

As dedicated sycophants lemmings to the sphincter muscle in the oval office, who also happens to be a communist like Castro, they are in complete harmony with their like minded brethren on the communist island. They, like all communists., hate the U.S.A. and only live here in order to increase their own wealth. They are despicable.

476 days ago
249.

larry    

What does it matter? Do you not remember they are friends of bho? We should confiscate their $$ and leave them in Cuba.

476 days ago
250.

Ray Lopez    

Sadly another American who thinks Fidel is a hero, Che was a humanitarian, and that Cuba is a socialist paradise. I hope they both chock on the food and drink in the hotel where Cubans are forbidden to enter. I'm sure his buddy Obama is okay with them breaking the laws for US citizens entering Cuba. It's good to know the king.

476 days ago
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Cassius    

U.S. citizens are supposedly free people. Free people should be able to travel wherever they're welcome without requiring permission from Big Brother.

As far as the evils conducted by the Cuban government go, I do not doubt those exist and are terrible. But singling out the Cuban government for imprisonment without due process and crimes against individual liberty strikes me as hypocritical, coming from an American. Physician, heal thyself. Take the mote out of your own eye, first.

476 days ago
252.

pjd    

Communists are not nice people:
“The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and drink, the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent…The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths.” Ernesto "Che" Guevara

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sisao tresed    

Hey, Obama gave them permission to go to Cuba. He doesn't give a crap about Cuban atrocities. They just want to "party" , play golf and kick-back. After all, there are no problems in the world to worry about.

476 days ago
254.

Socalpimp    

2 overpaid hoodrats...what do you expect? Just because they have Obama on speedial?

476 days ago
255.

Nopenoway    

JayZ, Beyonce, Harry Belafonte, Sean Penn, Will and Jayda Smith ALL have something in common. They hate America, and are ignorant or uncaring of American history. This behavior is rampant in Hollywood. Voting with your wallet is the best recourse.

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