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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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286.

mnot    

Being wealthy and being informed (politically) don't go hand in hand. They demonstrate ignorance.

530 days ago
287.

My Eggs    

GUAN-TA-NA-MO!

530 days ago
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daniela norelys peña    

oh please, Cuba its beautiful, people being put in jail for no reasons?? hahaha they say **** and you go ahead and broadcast it. Definitely there are huge manipulation issues some places. And even more ignorant people who beilieve everything they see on US TV. I think its great they went there. So they see with their own eyes all the lies they heard about Cuba.

530 days ago
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TheBronzevilleBoxer    

What's wrong with Cuba..... in 2013 ? No leader there is threatening the U.S., they aren't building weapons of mass destruction, the people are poor, but don't appear to be mistreated. So what gives? I think members of the US congress need to take another look at Cuba. As I turn on the news, reporters are calling Cuba a "Murderous Regime", and are questioning why Beyonce and Jay-Z took a trip there? At worse, their Public Relations People are lousy given the history the U.S. has with Cuba.

529 days ago
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TheBronzevilleBoxer    

What's wrong with Cuba..... in 2013 ? No leader there is threatening the U.S., they aren't building weapons of mass destruction, the people are poor, but don't appear to be mistreated. So what gives? I think members of the US congress need to take another look at Cuba. As I turn on the news, reporters are calling Cuba a "Murderous Regime", and are questioning why Beyonce and Jay-Z took a trip there? At worse, their Public Relations People are lousy given the history the U.S. has with Cuba.

529 days ago
291.

jmk    

I went to Cuba in Dec. 2012. Anyone can through a tour company. Be forewarned though that the food is terrible, it smells like a sewer, and Havana is very dilapidated. Loved the music and people.

529 days ago
292.

e    

You know Jay Z and Beyonce are a little self absorbed but for the U.S. officials and all you other people I mean get a life who cares where they visit I could give a flying **** if the visit Syria that's there business I mean we are free Americans aren't we not? If people want to complain there are a whole lot of human rights violations in America just search for yourself

529 days ago
293.

Bonner McCraw    

Why should it surprise anyone that a communist, far leftist couple would want to spend their anniversary in a communist country. Real morons, I hope it cost them both their careers.

522 days ago
294.

DFG    

Ego-trip...They get to play by very different rules.....

522 days ago
295.

gizachew    

Bush, Obama, Clinton, ..... tehy were in KSA so many times the land in which people chopped every friday, the land on which women can't druve, the land that is the motherland of terrorists

518 days ago
296.

baraja    

Get over yourself yankees!!

510 days ago
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