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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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QueenB    

Coño..

515 days ago
2.

IwuvTMZ    

Nice American reps.

515 days ago
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barbarella    

Whatever, the embargo hasn't worked. The Castro brothers have outlasted decades of American presidents, let the Cuban people see some celebrities too, what's the BFD?

515 days ago
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Tonya    

People can travel anywhere they please..Geez

515 days ago
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depplep    

They should have went to Afric cause that's where they belong.

515 days ago
6.

Just_Me    

Love her hair!

515 days ago
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K.G.    

Who cares? They can do what they want to do just like you & I. The only difference is their actions (travel destinations) are do***ented. You nor I think about how the world will perceive our actions before doing them. They should have that same right as well. Plus, atleast they were supporting a local, hardworking family business. The leaders may be evil but the people may not!

515 days ago
8.

romba    

There's repression, corruption and torture in almost every post-colonial country, but Cubans think they have it worse than everyone else. The only people more self-righteous than Cubans are Jews.

515 days ago
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jessyfish1    

Ugh Beyonce ****ing gets on my nerves, but this "activist" is a retard.

515 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Here's a noble idea, how about doing something about this instead of just complaining.

Also, all you exiled Cubans should not buy stuff made in China if you really believe Communism is bad.

515 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

And trust, Beyonce and Jay-Z only care about themselves, so good luck with that.

515 days ago
12.

baraja    

Americans are so full of themself!! Leave Cuba alone!!

515 days ago
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Plastic_Police    

Looks like something took a dump on her head!

515 days ago
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Hotlanta    

"Bow down Bitches..." I doubt they care.

515 days ago
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Nobrows    

If these so called celebrities had ever actually studied what has happened in the history of the world, they wouldn't be such idiots. They are willingly being used as a propaganda tool right now. Like Rodman in North Korea, Penn in Venezuela, these people don't have a clue what is going on.

515 days ago
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