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Kardashians' Havana go to is element of 'a cruel trick on the Cuban individuals,' congresswoman says



Havana has gone Hollywood, and not every person is thrilled. "Both the Karl Lagerfeld Chanel style present and Kardashian trip to Cuba for their Television show is emblematic of celebrity culture at its worst," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) informed The Occasions on Thursday in an statement. And Tuesday, Lagerfeld took over the Prado, a main colonial-era boulevard in Havana, and turned it into a glitzy runway to demonstrate his 2016 cruise assortment for Chanel. "I know it may be a higher bar to request popular people to draw attention to human rights abuses by the Castro regime," mentioned Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and joined the Property of Representatives in 1989, "but enjoying a position in generating Cuba a enjoyable, no-worries location is practically nothing but a cruel trick on the Cuban people. The Kardashians are taking plenty of selfies in Havana, but are they taking stock of the reality on the streets they walk on?" There are ties between Lagerfeld and the Kardashian-Jenner clan: Kendall Jenner, who was not on the trip, just lately posed in Chanel for V magazine and has walked the runway for the designer. Lagerfeld has appeared in Kim Kardashian's mobile game, lunched with Kanye West and photographed Kim although she was pregnant.

Kimye's daughter, North West, manufactured her modeling debut in Chanel. Khloe Kardashian's Cuban reality incorporated smoking cigars at the Havana Club Museum of Rum with buddy Malika Haqq and sisters Kourtney and Kim and striking a higher-fashion pose in front of a wall boldly etched with Fidel Castro's title.

Lagerfeld's show, which counted Vin Diesel, Gisele Bundchen and Tilda Swinton between its guests, incorporated an after-get together in Havana's Cathedral Plaza, which the Related Press mentioned had a seaside-get together theme, full with a giant tiki-type lounge, a dance floor, cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, plus a quick private concert by French-Cuban duo Ibeyi. "We couldn't see anything," Mabel Fernandez of Havana advised the AP on Wednesday morning. "It wasn't correct. My daughter was dying to see it." Fernandez had been fired up Tuesday afternoon as she waited on the Prado with her 14-yr-outdated to see one thing they'd "never ever noticed in Cuba," but they and other individuals wound up becoming herded off by hundreds of state security officers until they had been behind police lines blocks away by the time the present started out.

Khloe was nonetheless excited about Cuba on Wednesday night, nonetheless. "I can't wait to get back house and begin with my Spanish tutor!," she tweeted. "Just a newbie but I am on my way! Here is hoping!" Ros-Lehtinen, meanwhile, had some thing else to say, telling People magazine, "Haven't the Cuban men and women suffered ample?"

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Source www.latimes.com
05/11/2016 11:26:00
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