Saturday, June 23, 2007

Clueless idiot offends an entire nation

From Breitbart:

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.

A prominent Peruvian human rights activist said the star of There's Something About Mary should have been a little more aware of local sensitivities when picking her accessories.

"It alludes to a concept that did so much damage to Peru, that brought about so many victims," said Pablo Rojas about the bag's slogan.

"I don't think she should have used that bag where the followers of that ideology" did so much damage.

Mao murdered more people than Hitler and Stalin combined. Che Guevara was a mass murderer and Fidel Castro murdered more than Che. And people in the West walk around in their Che t-shirts carrying their Mao handbags and standing in line to see pro-Castro propaganda like Sicko without a clue in their fraking heads.

Communist chic may be the height of fashion for trendy elites but persons who wear or display such only betray either an appalling ignorance recent world history or a species of moral leprosy bordering on sociopathy.

Cameron Diaz is an empty headed limousine liberal twit. She may be, on her best day, one micron less stupid than Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. It seems almost a foundational requirement that an actor or actress be a moron, but what about all the rest of the people making a similar fashion statement?