Kardashians’ Havana pay a visit to is component of ‘a cruel trick on the Cuban men and women,’ congresswoman says

Havana has gone Hollywood, and not everybody is thrilled. “Both the Karl Lagerfeld Chanel trend display and Kardashian trip to Cuba for their Television show is emblematic of celebrity culture at its worst,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) advised The Times on Thursday in an statement. And Tuesday, Lagerfeld took in excess of the Prado, a main colonial-era boulevard in Havana, and turned it into a glitzy runway to show his 2016 cruise assortment for Chanel. “I know it may be a large bar to ask popular individuals to draw interest to human rights abuses by the Castro regime,” mentioned Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and joined the Home of Representatives in 1989, “but playing a role in producing Cuba a entertaining, no-worries location is 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 actuality on the streets they stroll on?” There are ties between 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, created her modeling debut in Chanel. Khloe Kardashian’s Cuban actuality integrated smoking cigars at the Havana Club Museum of Rum with friend Malika Haqq and sisters Kourtney and Kim and striking a large-style pose in front of a wall boldly etched with Fidel Castro’s identify.

Lagerfeld’s display, which counted Vin Diesel, Gisele Bundchen and Tilda Swinton among its guests, included an soon after-party in Havana’s Cathedral Plaza, which the Related Press explained had a seashore-party theme, total with a giant tiki-design lounge, a dance floor, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, plus a short personal concert by French-Cuban duo Ibeyi. “We could not see something,” Mabel Fernandez of Havana informed the AP on Wednesday morning. “It was not proper. My daughter was dying to see it.” Fernandez had been enthusiastic Tuesday afternoon as she waited on the Prado with her 14-year-outdated to see anything they’d “never ever noticed in Cuba,” but they and other individuals wound up becoming herded off by hundreds of state protection officers till they were behind police lines blocks away by the time the display began.

Khloe was still excited about Cuba on Wednesday evening, even so. “I can’t wait to get back home and commence with my Spanish tutor!,” she tweeted. “Just a novice but I’m on my way! Here is hoping!” Ros-Lehtinen, meanwhile, had anything else to say, telling Individuals magazine, “Haven’t the Cuban folks suffered sufficient?” Just like that, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are engaged Lamar Odom speaks out, Khloe Kardashian lashes out — about rumors and speculation

source http://www.latimes.com