TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

471 COMMENTS

No Avatar
46.

steve    

Beyonce gonna be real upset when her daughter grows up---Gonna look like dad---UGLY----

568 days ago
47.

cs    

giving thousands of dollars to an oppressive regime who does nothing but destroy its people and control them well makes sense why they went they are fans of obama trying to do the same thing in the US

568 days ago
48.

DucNut    

......And this guy is one of Obama's confidents right??

I thought there is a travel ban to Cuba?.....so how come these two get to go, yet if I want to go I can't get my passport stamped or I get 2 hour interrogation and cavity search coming back through customs (by the way nice FAT cuban in your hand, how's the flavor???).....gotta know people in high places I guess.....HOPE AND CHANGE.....I lost HOPE and all I got left is CHANGE.....thanks for nothing Obama!!!

568 days ago
49.

muffey    

These Cubans can go to hell. Americans visit and trade with China and Cuba is in our backyard. It is the Miami Cubans who are causing a stink. Let them fight their own war.

568 days ago
50.

Jean    

When did the US government start allowing travel by US citizens to Cuba? Thought it took special education based visas to go there.

568 days ago
51.

Jen    

So nobody is allowed to go on vacation in Africa anymore either? And all the non-American tourists in Cuba that aren't famous, are they an insult, too, or are they are source of income?


Yeah thought so.

568 days ago
52.

CelebJustice    

They can do whatever they want. They are Obamas buddies.

568 days ago
53.

Ghost    

What a couple of *******s !!!!!

568 days ago
54.

Mrugowsky    

Evidently people forget wealthy folks do what they like and don't pay attention to what we think. They can afford to have no shame.

568 days ago
55.

SusanCoyote    

Hey Cuba, can ya keep these two ghetto pigs??? They are nothing but frauds and pure ghetto trash. Thanks - swap us some cigars please.

568 days ago
56.

RuthieB    

That is one of the problems with these "stars" They are so uneducated and just plain stupid. Then they become role models of millions of children. They are really the worst, well, after politicians.

568 days ago
57.

Sunshine    

The cubans that left Cuba are the ones that are against the government.

Canadian loves traveling to Cuba....it is funny that Americans think that they are free.

Americans can't travel where they want, can't marry who they want, can't get health care, can't get a decent education with out paying for it.

Cuba is a great country.....Americans may know this if they could go there.

568 days ago
58.

sophiastormy    

I hateboth. I wish they would stay and both have their ass beat. Liberals being liberals.

568 days ago
59.

Ken    

Like there's not American citizens being beaten and jailed for protesting and trying to fight for their freedom right here in our own country!!!

568 days ago
60.

taz    

Bey and hubby acting like ignorant, self entitled douche bags, I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

568 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web