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

Havana has gone Hollywood, and not everyone is thrilled. “Both the Karl Lagerfeld Chanel style display and Kardashian trip to Cuba for their Tv demonstrate is emblematic of celebrity culture at its worst,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) informed The Instances 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 well be a higher bar to request renowned folks to draw attention to human rights abuses by the Castro regime,” said Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and joined the Home of Representatives in 1989, “but taking part in a role in creating Cuba a exciting, no-worries destination is nothing at all but a cruel trick on the Cuban people.

The Kardashians are taking lots of selfies in Havana, but are they taking stock of the actuality on the streets they walk on?” There are ties among 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 while she was pregnant. Kimye’s daughter, North West, manufactured her modeling debut in Chanel. Khloe Kardashian’s Cuban reality integrated smoking cigars at the Havana Club Museum of Rum with pal Malika Haqq and sisters Kourtney and Kim and striking a higher-vogue 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 among its visitors, integrated an right after-get together in Havana’s Cathedral Plaza, which the Linked Press stated had a seaside-celebration theme, complete with a giant tiki-fashion lounge, a dance floor, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, plus a short personal concert by French-Cuban duo Ibeyi. “We could not see anything at all,” Mabel Fernandez of Havana told the AP on Wednesday morning. “It was not right. My daughter was dying to see it.” Fernandez had been thrilled Tuesday afternoon as she waited on the Prado with her 14-year-previous to see one thing they’d “never witnessed in Cuba,” but they and other people wound up being herded off by hundreds of state security officers until they have been behind police lines blocks away by the time the show started out.

Khloe was still fired up about Cuba on Wednesday night, even so. “I can’t wait to get back house and start with my Spanish tutor!,” she tweeted. “Just a newbie but I am on my way! Here’s hoping!”

Ros-Lehtinen, meanwhile, had something else to say, telling Individuals magazine, “Haven’t the Cuban men and women suffered adequate?”

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source www.latimes.com