Such a shame that what should be a happy occasion is being marred by this!
As we've reported, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage with what looks to be a lovely, relaxing vacation to Cuba, but the location they chose is NOT sitting well with certain Cuban-American groups in Washington, D.C., due to the country's people still fighting for freedom and facing torture!
In fact, US citizens are technically banned from traveling to the island for tourism purposes, and must obtain a travel license from the government!
According to Mauricio Claver-Carone, who is a D.C. director for the lobbyist group US-Cuba Democracy PAC:
"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."
While those are obviously serious human rights issues that deserve to be addressed and resolved as quickly and with as less violence as possible, we doubt the superstars meant any ill-will or malice by choosing the destination of their trip!
What do U guys think? Were Bey and Jay out of line for choosing Cuba as the locale for their love?
[Image via AP Images.]
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