Clueless Hollyweirdo of the month

Posted by: ST on June 23, 2007 at 11:31 pm

And the winner, er, loser, is: Cameron Diaz:

Actress Cameron Diaz appears to have committed a major fashion crime in Peru.

The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated Shrek films may have inadvertently offended Peruvians.

They suffered decades of violence from a Maoist guerrilla insurgency by touring there on Friday with a bag emblazoned with one of Mao Zedong’s favourite political slogans.

While she explored the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in Peru’s Andes, Diaz wore over her shoulder an olive green messenger bag emblazoned with a red star and the words ‘Serve the People’ printed in Chinese on the flap, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao’s most famous political slogan.

While the bags are marketed as trendy fashion accessories in some world capitals, the phrase has particular resonance in Peru.

The Maoist Shining Path insurgency took Peru to the edge of chaos in the 1980s and early 1990s with a campaign of massacres, assassinations and bombings.

Nearly 70,000 people were killed during the insurgency.

Here’s a photo:


Photo courtesy: AP/Karel Navarro

I’ll be interested to see what her explanation is – assuming she provides one. If she admits she knows what the bag symbolized, she comes of as looking ‘insensitive’ – not something you’d expect from the Hollywood ‘elite.’ Not only that, but it would beg the question: why on earth would you even buy the damn bag, let alone carry it anywhere … especially to Peru! If she claims she didn’t know what the bag meant, then she comes off looking like an really clueless.

Bottom line is that either Diaz was too stupid to know what her bag symbolized and was wearing it as a ‘fashion statement’ or she did know and carried it anyway in a show of defiance. Either way, this little incident proves that she’s even more stupid than I’d originally suspected she was.

Hat tip: ST reader GWR, who wrote in response:

Cameron Diaz decided to go wandering around Peru with a handbag imprinted with one of the slogans of Chairman Mao. The problem is that Maoist terrorists killed more than 50,000 people during an insurrection in Peru in the ’80s and ’90s. Naturally, the locals were more than a little irritated.

Of course, like most ce-lib-rities, Diaz has the brains of a three-week old kitten, so I’ll assume she had no clue about who or what Shining Path was.

Just another lib letting the pro-communist colors bleed through….

More: Here’s a short AP video on Diaz’s trip.

Also blogging about this: Michelle Malkin, Mike at Flopping Aces, Blue Crab Boulevard, Don Surber, Tigerhawk

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  1. Drewsmom says:

    This freaked out hollywod bim-bat probably just picked out the bag cuz she liked the big red star and it looked good with her $500 jeans and big floopy hat.
    Good grief, what I could do with an extra $500.

  2. Leslie says:

    I realize it’s summer now, and there’s not much going on, but really . . .

    who cares what bag Cameron carts?

    8-|

  3. NC Cop says:

    I’ll be interested to see what her explanation is

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, how about “It’s Bush’s fault!!!”

  4. NC Cop says:

    who cares what bag Cameron carts?

    I realize that this isn’t that huge in the world of the news. But I think it is an excellent point on how these million dollar celebrities our completely out of touch with reality. Yet they are the first ones to use the celebrity status to preach to everyone else how they should live.

    Imagine if a foreign actress came to the U.S. with an Osama Bin Laden logo on her bag that read “Leave no building standing”. Kind of the same thing.

  5. Carl says:

    Of course, like most ce-lib-rities, Diaz has the brains of a three-week old kitten,

    On behalf of three-week old kittens the world over, I must object to the comparison made! :d

  6. NC Cop says:

    On behalf of three-week old kittens the world over, I must object to the comparison made!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!! =))

  7. Great White Rat says:

    Carl, point well taken.

    I apologize to all three-week old kittens and pledge not to insult them in any such way again. :d