Mauricio Claver-Carone, the Executive Director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in Washington, D.C., a group dedicated to promoting democracy in the Caribbean country, blasted the hip-hop power couple for vacationing in the communist nation.
"There are women getting beaten on a daily basis, women who are being jailed for no reason ... people are fighting for their freedom," he told TMZ, claiming Beyonce and Jay-z's failed to educate themselves on Cuba's human rights violations before making the trip. "It’s extremely insensitive," he added.
News of the visit spread when Beyonce and Jay-z were photographed in Havana earlier this week, dining at local restaurants and touring historical locations. But it remains unclear why they chose to visit the region to celebrate their April 4 wedding anniversary.
The Associated Press notes America's 51-year embargo makes it illegal for U.