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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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HLK    

so it's not ok for them to visit havanna but it's fine for cubans to come to america and go any where the hell they please we have poverty racism innocent people being locked up due to crappy investigative work a government just as bad as theirs women get beat here too unfortunatley i could go on and on so what's the real reason they shouldn't have visited

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Daniela     

I went to Cuba on February, I do not support Fidel or communism, but I wanted to see how they live, listen their music and see the beautiful places they have. It's true that they can have a difficult life sometimes, but they also have always a smile on their faces and are so friendly like no other people in the world, they are nice and I think the worst thing to do is not supporting them after all they are not the ones who did thing and tourism is so important to cuban people cause they can win more money or receive gifts from the tourists.

527 days ago
93.

Mackenzie     

Yae is something we can't stop loving it ''' is one to the Street family, One?

527 days ago
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xedos xedos    

If Florida was the size of new Hampshire the republican would not give a **** about the cubans. They would allow Americans to do busines. America support pinochet in Chile. Who kill thousands of people. America do business in China. They over throw elected government in Africa put in dictators so they could exploits the natural resources. Only the white cubans you see want to get rid of casto

527 days ago
95.

Shirley    

They may be worth mega money and have lots of businesses but then this does show how really dumb
they are in many ways.

527 days ago
96.

lovely    

people can travel where ever the hell they want. There is crime everywhere in this world so who the hell are u to give a **** where they vacation. Its there right to do as they like and Cuba is a beautiful place.

527 days ago
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marin    

Bitch please or who ever wrote this ****, go **** YOUR SELF, they can go anywhere they want at least they got more money then you, so they don't have to sit in front of a computer and write **** like this, Idiota am cuban and am glad that they went there Love Beyonce the Queen!

527 days ago
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Anna    

Anything for a buck

527 days ago
99.

Paul Z    

2 dumb m....r f.....s

527 days ago
100.

edward    

i went to china and nobody blasted me to death for going to a country where they have sweat shops

527 days ago
101.

JT    

That's like saying people around the world should have boycotted the U.S. for their criminal war in Iraq based on a lie that has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children.

527 days ago
102.

edward    

i went to china and nobody blasted me to death for going to a country where they have sweat shops

527 days ago
103.

Matthew Ventresca    

Canadians and people from other countries all over the world travel there all the time, nobody complains about that.... Also, since when do Americans stand by their government? They are known for being patriotic, but just as well known for making fun of their presidents and bashing politicians. Lastly, they are there for pleasure, not to make a political statement, let them experience another culture.

527 days ago
104.

MC GRUNT    

Well after Partying and supporting Obama, it's only right that they visit Cuba. Commie Birds of a Feather,,,

527 days ago
105.

Mimolicious    

Being an American-Cuban myself, I found it extremely odd that out of all the places in the world, they would decide to go to Cuba. Why and how were they even welcomed there?! These 2 are so arrogant at this point that I don't think they give a fack what they do. Is Obama Ok with them doing this? Since he's their ball-licker also. Unreal. What a shame! Us Cuban's have suffer so much and can't even go back to our land...

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