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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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mariee    

Oh..they must have been on a fact finding mission for Obama. How to install communism without anyone noticing.

462 days ago
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Patti    

As a tourist I have been to both Cuba and Miami - guess where I felt safest.

462 days ago
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lou    

typical american hypocrisy

462 days ago
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Fran    

so black people in Cuba put away in political prison without a trial nor charges being filed...THAT's nothing for our big shot celebs to worry about?........and I suppose some of you are wearing your Che shirts too....gee how cool......know that he was a blatant racist against "Negroes" except he didn't use that word and other minorities like homosexuals.......

462 days ago
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Jenny    

Odd place to take a "peaceful" anniversary vaca; poor people hounding you on every move. Next time try NKorea like Rodman. You look like fools!

462 days ago
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JulesinSD    

Michelle Obama's BFF. Birds of a feather, flock together. The Obama's are Communists, why not these two nitwits visit Cuba? Bouncie and the former Crack Dealer gets all access to the White House - maybe they'll get offered jobs at America's top Ivy League rat holes after their stars fizzle. Lip Sync 1% - and we all know Obama arranged the trip for them as a favor.

462 days ago
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justin     

No kidding him walking around with his cigar and her with her native hairlike they give a %&*& wow well that's America sad when people around the world look up to the betrayers of our nation where are the hero's of today plus his music sucks now anyways and are we not tired of her ego how many time can you mis her HBO non life struggle story what a joke well i gota go and find out so more useless info about kardashians un born and her eating habits wow maybe there should be a war.

462 days ago
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KA    

and NOTHING of the sort happens in america. DAILY. gtfo.

461 days ago
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steve    

The privileged do what the privileged do :)

461 days ago
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William    

Ok ! First forgive some of my spelling! I Grew up in Florida,lived in Miami and worked with many Cubians and whay Castro did to there loved ones is so evil. That nation is so beaten down ,and for People like those two ,who also claim to speak out for human rights,then to visit Cuba says something about them selves. I guess they realy do not care about human rights,if they dont fit the profile. Boycott there cds

461 days ago
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USA#1    

Self entitled pieces of trash. Should be arrested the moment they step back on American soil. Better yet have those 2 traitors stay there and not allow them back in the country.

461 days ago
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JOHN    

why should you care where they vacation at? its sad people always find something to say when it comes to the carters? they go to cuba, walk the street, beyonce hold her baby. what else? let the carters breath. They people like us. people in Africa suffering more than folks in cuba. they aint got no war over there do they?

461 days ago
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Sascha    

If U.S. travelers avoid going to places where women are oppressed, beaten, and jailed for no... we'd never travel anywhere. More focus should be placed on how the issues are being dealt with and not on why a celebrity is visiting a particular region of the world.

461 days ago
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joy    

Did they have a baby?

461 days ago
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fair2light    

So most black people will agree slavery and the torment of negros even years ago deserve some reparations. I am seeing these two hypocrites are all about themselves, screw the cubans who were and are tormented by the castro regime. They are worse than slave holders of old, by their actions supporting Castro who only 50 + years ago slaughtered his own people and became the cuban overlord. Beyonce and Jay z enjoying themselves, celebrating in Cuba is an affront to the slaves on Castros plantation. They don't matter however to these two cause cubans are not down for the struggle.

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