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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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121.

Bilwill    

People like jayz and beyonce had their wealth confiscated and were kicked out of cuba with only the clothes on their back by castro. Typical democrat twitts.

509 days ago
122.

lynda    

There is absolutely NOTHING great about a country run by a dictator! You ignorant people supporting a dictatorship have your facts & history screwed up. Americans who like dictatorships are liberals who think that not having freedoms & liberties is a good thing. THAT is why you voted for Obama - the biggest bully in the free world.

509 days ago
123.

Paul    

It's sadly not at all surprising.

Many members of the Congressional Black Congress (CBC) have been to Cuba as well, partying it up. Going as far as meeting Fidel and his brother. Their returning to the states and speaking of how great it was! Our 'tax dollars at work' folks.

Sickening.

Lastly, the 2 morons this article speaks of have made a ridiculous amount of money due to their minions of tone deaf troglodytes..

509 days ago
124.

Mor    

And our look the other way policies touring and trading with China for decades? No reason we all shouldn't be visiting our beautiful brothers and sisters in Cuba.

509 days ago
125.

Tanks    

You know something, Lynda? There's nothing great about our country anymore either. From the absolute trash we have in the WH to the CRAP that those 2 try to pass off as "music." We're a joke.....

509 days ago
126.

Zelda    

Unbelievable that people on this page think it's okay for these two morons to visit Cuba, where people are being tortured jailed killed because they want to have the freedom to listen to music they want read newspapers they want and work at jobs they want. Castro and his thugs throw people in jail for wanting freedom. And people here think it is okay? This is what is wrong with America clueless rich elitist idiots like Beyonce and Jay Z not knowing or even caring. What boggles the mind is the equally stupid trolls that see nothing wrong with it. No wonder this country is so screwed up.

509 days ago
127.

miss_msry    

Ignorance and Insluts: It's what they do best. Remember Libya?

509 days ago
128.

baybomber    

Silly white people... don't be mad at blacks because we get along with everyone but you!! We love our music, oh and whites are the biggest consumer and concert goers of these people that make so called terrible music. I'm going to cuba first time I get the chance! Get away from critcizing ass white people.

509 days ago
129.

miss_msry    

Ignorance and Insluts: it's what they do best. Remember Libya?

509 days ago
130.

John    

Torture and imprisonment in Cuba for no good reason? Do you mean like what is going on at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay?

509 days ago
131.

Edward Boothe    

If you want to see racism against Blacks you have to go no further than Mexico. You don't see any blacks in Mexico. I go there three times a year and never see any.

509 days ago
132.

Montrealer    

Im Canadian and feel safer in Cuba than Usa , lets keep it that way . No school shootings , rape , sue for everything . Been to Cuba 16 times in last 4 years modt of tjem sre Much Happier thsn ppl in other countrys . Yes the favt they cant leave and everything is controls suck . I 've made friends there and hope things change ,but lets keep the NoAmericsn tourist as long as possble cause it will tuin it for us like DR , Mexico , St Martin ;)

509 days ago
133.

Observer    

Either Clueless Elitists....

Or simply... Elitists.

509 days ago
134.

diane    

Become informed before undo something idiots

509 days ago
135.

Eve    

Good Day

509 days ago
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