Bey Bey better be careful. After already risking ticking off the U.S. government with her and Hubby Hov’s 5th anniversary trip to the communist country that has been banned from U.S. travel, now human rights lobbyists are calling their island adventure ignorant and insulting.
Via TMZ reports:
Jay-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.
What do you think? Should Bey and Hov be ashamed for flaunting their photo ops or is just one of those situations where people will find a reason to criticize regardless?
In any case, we’ve got lots more new flicks from the trip.
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