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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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Mimolicious    

And this makes wonder if the theory that Fidel is dead is true. Smh

380 days ago
107.

KINGofRESEDA    

I would love to go on vacation to a place where Americans are banned. Sounds like a nice place. Lol.

380 days ago
108.

Lou    

Money can't buy you a brain they are proof of that.

380 days ago
109.

KellyBFan    

bullying, intolerance, hatred, bigotry, hypocrisy ... natural American habits ... no wonder the lgbt, the non-whites, non-christians and various others are not considered americans by their own countryman

380 days ago
110.

Matt    

I'm lost, what does bigotry have to do with this? there's some really stupid comments on this. I believe this article could be about peanut butter and people would still throw out the race card

380 days ago
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Nduka Tolefe    

Get a grip yanks, nuff respect to Jayz and Beyonce. It is a right for anybody to visit any country that one wishes to visit. Where do you get off telling people where they can visit. Fidel Castro did the best he could under the imperialist policies of bullying, sanctions,looting, coups, dealing in drugs. Cuba would prevail quit watching cnn, foxnews and get a passport and see for yourselves. Cuba is a wonderful place with top people.

380 days ago
112.

Nduka Tolefe    

Nice one Beyonce and Jayz, you guys condemning are ignorant and mugs, why don't you get off your lazy arses, get a passport and visit the world. Don't sit on your fat backsides watching your propaganda media outlets CNN, FOX, TMZ and co watching crap.

380 days ago
113.

Cricket    

I doubt they even know about our history w/ Cuba. This just appears as two entitled, rich celebrities promoting themselves. Remember she performed for Gaddaffi, people were pissed so she donated the million she was paid to charity, supposedly

380 days ago
114.

Carolyn Baker    

They could go so many places ...where bad things are happening to the 'people' ...Hell they live in America ...

380 days ago
115.

Sunny    

I for one am really tied of Hollywood telling me what I should believe in, then going to a communist country and showing off. So do what I say and not what I do. Everyone is tired of the showing off and thumbing your nose at this country.

380 days ago
116.

Sunny    

yawn, another Hollywood elite doing what they want, while your at it go to North Korea like Dennis, he has one uped you. Do us a favor and the next "noble" quest you have (the next time you are on tv asking for money for your cause) just write a check out of your own rather large account

380 days ago
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johnnyroyal    

Didn't you hear about Obama's new ambassadorial appointments? Jay-Z is the ambassador to Cuba, Dennis Rodman is the ambassador to North Korea, and soon to be announced; Flava Flav will be appointed to Cambodia.

380 days ago
118.

lynda    

What do you expect from two wackadoodles whose best friends are Barrack & Michele? These liberals are clueless to facts; ignore the facts. They are exactly what libs/dems/progs rail against in their hate speeches/bullying - THEY are the rich & greedy and their time will come when they are NOT the adored.

380 days ago
119.

Kary    

They are completely uninformed Americans and they are not alone by any stretch of the imagination.

380 days ago
120.

Paul    

Not surprising at all, whatsoever.

MANY Congressional Black Congress ( CBC) members have gone there through the years, meeting Fidel & his brother all the while living the 'good life' while thousands upon thousands are imprisoned for ridiculous reasons.

They're both talentless twits who've made millions upon millions of dollars from the tone deaf troglodytes amongst us.

380 days ago
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