Beyonce 'Shocked' to Receive Criticism for Her Cuba Trip

Beyonce 'Shocked' to Receive Criticism for Her Cuba Trip

Beyonce just doesn’t get it.

The singer/actress finally had to answer some questions regarding her recent trek to Cuba along with her husband, rap star Jay-Z. What the Q&A revealed is that the press isn’t too interested in grilling Beyonce in any meaningful way, and the pop star hasn’t thought much about why Americans aren’t able to visit Cuba in the first place.

“You know, it was such a beautiful trip. I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs. I learned so much about so many people and the country and [all of the criticism] was actually quite shocking,” the singer said in an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

What Beyonce can’t process is the reason why the travel embargo exists in the first place. Let’s let Mauricio Claver-Carone, the co-founder and director for the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, explain matters.

“Their entire trip was manipulated by that government and that’s sad because there are people in Cuba that Beyoncé and Jay-Z ignored who dream of being like them but don’t have that opportunity.”