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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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61.

Sam Johnson    

What a pair of capitalist hypocrites.

Jay Z is the same boob who performed his entire MTV Unplugged concert with a shirt with a huge image of Che Guevara, one the most violent and murderous thugs in the last century.

Guevara’s specialty was summarily executing Cuban people without any trial or due process whatsoever. And, BTW, Guevara hated the U.S. and hoped to destroy our country and way of life. That’s the same country where these two nincompoops have become gazillionaires.

And please spare me any talk about “they can do as they please.” No one is saying they can’t do as they please. Don’t change the subject. The issue is their double-standard. Their hypocrisy. They are, in effect, endorsing the Communist regime.

Silence is consent.

475 days ago
62.

loveyou15    

OMG SHUT THE F**K UP1 THEY CAN VACATION wherever the hell they please some people really need to get a life

475 days ago
63.

mcf1040    

Did anyone find it suprising these 2 are out of touch. I'm not.

475 days ago
64.

pizzapizza    

The faux Caribbean hairstyle is laughable.

475 days ago
65.

Luap    

Oh the hipocrisy of blasting Cuba's human rights violations all while building trade bridges with the worst of the worst in the Chinese government. Selling America piece by piece. Get a clue. 50 years of embargo hasn't worked. Showing the world what Cuba is really like by visiting the country will do more to raise awareness for Cuba than ignoring Cuba and going to Saint Tropez and sitting on a #%@#king boat.

475 days ago
66.

PurpleRain    

Everything that these people do is calculated... Pillow baby controversy = Do***entary ... Controversial vaca = album sales/attention to new ventures. Stop drinking their kool aid

475 days ago
67.

Jenna5960    

I liked them better before they were married. We never saw them.

475 days ago
68.

youdontknowme    

Thats not their problem Cuba. If they want to visit you, they will. And guess what? They did. Quit blaming them for your problems. Not that serious.

475 days ago
69.

Kev    

Hater-ation has no limits. LOL. Why is this news. I'm happy that B and J brought awareness to a country that needs some attention which happens to be less than 300 nautical miles away form the US. Good for Beyonce, Jay-Z and the people of Cuba. Ain't nobody mad but the devil. LOL

475 days ago
70.

youdontknowme    

You know, black people are winning. You white people mad as hell BUT black people are winning. We'll act like "it's just a skin color difference" when you racist f*ckers learn and believe that. People can go wherever the f*ck they want. Cuba been having problems. They should learn how to stop.

475 days ago
71.

stephan    

what kind of polo shirt is Jay-Z wearing?

475 days ago
72.

stephan    

what kind of polo is Jay-Z wearing?

475 days ago
73.

youdontknowme    

& may I add...Cuba seems so mad seeing that their whole country is behind Jay and Bey. So TMZ, *serious tone* are you making sh*t up again?

475 days ago
74.

Ozzie X    

Typical Americans. They take what they like about a country and reject the rest. They both look like a pair of ****s walking down a street.

475 days ago
75.

Carmen    

I think the idea of going to Cuba was stupid. Beyonce says she's a feminist and she's for women's rights well Cuba is beating women and throwing them in jail for marching to free their husband's. This country would not ever get a dime from me. Every penny Beyonce and Jay spends goes to Cuba's evil regime. Why give them more money to abuse their citizens.

475 days ago
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