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Kardashians' Havana pay a visit to is component of 'a cruel trick on the Cuban folks,' congresswoman says



Havana has gone Hollywood, and not everyone is thrilled. "Both the Karl Lagerfeld Chanel vogue demonstrate and Kardashian journey to Cuba for their Television present is emblematic of celebrity culture at its worst," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) advised The Occasions on Thursday in an statement. And Tuesday, Lagerfeld took over the Prado, a primary colonial-era boulevard in Havana, and turned it into a glitzy runway to display his 2016 cruise collection for Chanel. "I know it may well be a higher bar to ask famous folks to draw interest to human rights abuses by the Castro regime," explained Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and joined the House of Representatives in 1989, "but playing a position in producing Cuba a entertaining, no-worries location is nothing but a cruel trick on the Cuban men and women. The Kardashians are taking lots of selfies in Havana, but are they taking stock of the actuality on the streets they stroll on?" There are ties amongst Lagerfeld and the Kardashian-Jenner clan: Kendall Jenner, who was not on the journey, 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, produced her modeling debut in Chanel. Khloe Kardashian's Cuban actuality included smoking cigars at the Havana Club Museum of Rum with buddy Malika Haqq and sisters Kourtney and Kim and striking a high-trend pose in front of a wall boldly etched with Fidel Castro's title. Lagerfeld's display, which counted Vin Diesel, Gisele Bundchen and Tilda Swinton among its visitors, included an right after-party in Havana's Cathedral Plaza, which the Related Press mentioned had a seashore-get together theme, full with a giant tiki-style lounge, a dance floor, cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, plus a brief private concert by French-Cuban duo Ibeyi. "We couldn't see anything at all," Mabel Fernandez of Havana advised the AP on Wednesday morning. "It was not right. My daughter was dying to see it." Fernandez had been fired up Tuesday afternoon as she waited on the Prado with her 14-yr-previous to see something they'd "by no means observed in Cuba," but they and others wound up currently being herded off by hundreds of state protection officers right up until they have been behind police lines blocks away by the time the present commenced. Khloe was still thrilled about Cuba on Wednesday evening, nonetheless. "I can not wait to get back home and commence with my Spanish tutor!," she tweeted. "Just a newbie but I'm on my way! Here's hoping!" Ros-Lehtinen, meanwhile, had some thing else to say, telling Folks magazine, "Haven't the Cuban people suffered enough?"

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Source www.latimes.com
05/05/2016 23:26:36
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