Not everything was lovely about the power couple's Cuban getaway.
Last week, we posted a series of photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip to Cuba, and everything seemed well and good. But itÂ seemsÂ anti-Castro activists in the country are outragedÂ by the celebrityÂ appearance,Â claimingÂ that the couple were specialÂ guests of the Castro family,Â whichÂ they feel advocates "apartheid, racism, communism, and open use of violence against its citizens." Jay and Bey'sÂ personal bodyguardsÂ were arrangedÂ by the government, and they were provided withÂ luxury and comfortÂ that the activists claimÂ would never be available to regularÂ Cuban citizens.Â
FromÂ theÂ anti-CastroÂ blogÂ BabalÃº:Â "[They are]Â VIP guests of the apartheid dictatorship of the Castro family. She [Beyonce]Â is enjoying the luxuries offered in Cuba only to foreigners, which is staffed by the slaves owned by the CubanÂ regime, the majority of which are Afro Cubans. The world has been enthralled by the stories and pictures coming out of Cuba of her and her husband strolling the streets of Havana accompanied by bodyguards and handlers from the Castro dictatorship. For the most part, there has been little to no outcry over their incredibly insensitive and idiotic decision to vacation in Cuba and provide support and publicity for a racist regime that would have imprisoned her and her outspoken husband if they had the misfortune of being born in Cuba.â
What do you think? AreÂ Bey and Hov in the wrong here? Let us know what you think.Â
Also, peepÂ a fewÂ foreignÂ news segments coveringÂ the couple's contested trip below: