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Cameron Diaz's bag with Maoist slogan raises ire (70,000 dead Peruvians resent Commie purse)
AP ^ | 66/23/07

Posted on 06/23/2007 6:05:10 AM PDT by dead

AGUAS CALIENTES, Peru - Actress Cameron Diaz appears to have committed a major fashion faux pas in Peru. The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated "Shrek" films may have inadvertently offended Peruvians who suffered decades of violence from a Maoist guerrilla insurgency by touring here Friday with a bag emblazoned with one of Mao Zedong's favorite political slogans.

While 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, where the Maoist Shining Path insurgency brought Peru to 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.


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KEYWORDS: camerondiaz; communismkills; hollywoodreds
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She’s on a multiyear tour promoting half-retarded American liberalism to an unappreciative global audience. See also:

Liberal Lunatic of the Day (4/24/2005) Cameron Diaz

where she praises people who live in dung-walled huts for eschewing electricity in favor of being one with the cranes.

Seriously.

1 posted on 06/23/2007 6:05:13 AM PDT by dead
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http://www.thoseshirts.com/lousy.html

2 posted on 06/23/2007 6:07:28 AM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: elizabetty
In way of rebuttal:


3 posted on 06/23/2007 6:08:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

another lib/dem hollywood dope!!!!!!!


4 posted on 06/23/2007 6:09:06 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: dead

Wonder what the reaction woulda been if she’d worn her “Che” ‘T’-shirt?
LOL!


5 posted on 06/23/2007 6:09:36 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD -"What would Jack Bauer do?")
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To: dead
where she praises people who live in dung-walled huts for eschewing electricity in favor of being one with the cranes.

Wonder how those folks would feel if they could see how she lives?

6 posted on 06/23/2007 6:11:12 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: dead

FR *bookmark*


7 posted on 06/23/2007 6:12:28 AM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: dead

Well, it’s not as if she’s ever actually been paid to think. She’s obviously out of practice.


8 posted on 06/23/2007 6:12:39 AM PDT by jess35
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To: dead
I wonder if she also carries Mao's little red book of Dung around in that handbag.
9 posted on 06/23/2007 6:13:48 AM PDT by period end of story (You're an Errand Boy, sent by Grocery Clerks, to collect a Bill.)
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To: dead

The sum total of Hollywood liberal philosophy about the world:

“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”


10 posted on 06/23/2007 6:17:53 AM PDT by claudiustg (I didn't leave the Republican Party. I was purged.)
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To: claudiustg

Phil Spector helped produce that. Especially adding in the strings.


11 posted on 06/23/2007 6:20:12 AM PDT by period end of story (You're an Errand Boy, sent by Grocery Clerks, to collect a Bill.)
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To: dead

The real question is “why is Cameron Diaz not serving with the USO, and why is her likeness not being painted on the side of Allied warplanes, and why is she not on pin-up posters at Allied bases in Iraq and Afghanistan?”

What is she doing flouncing around Peru with a Communist handbag? Does she not understand AMERICA IS AT WAR?

And I guess the next real question is this: “knowing all of the above, and still flouncing around Peru, why should Cameron Diaz expect anyone in America — A COUNTRY AT WAR — to watch her movies or even give a bl**dy blast what her ditzy blonde self does?

It is time that America DEMANDS that Hollywood recognize that AMERICA IS AT WAR and behave accordingly.

WHERE IS *OUR* PROPAGANDA!

(sorry for all the shouting, ay.)


12 posted on 06/23/2007 6:21:10 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter
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My husband and I spent time in Peru in the early 70s. He and his family had lived in Lima for a few years. Reaching Machu Picchu then required a long train ride on a very minimal train. The alto plano was not a safe place to be because of the general stirrings of the socialist with the indios. We also took a week long ride on small diesal boat up the Amazon from Iquitos to Pucalpa. We travelled with a lot of emplty beer bottles, a couple of cows, two reporters from National Enquirer (I have no idea what they were there for) and a bunch of locals. We had a “state cabin” which consisted of a closet sized room with a straw mattress and a sink that had no water but a drain that went directly into the river. We were served overcooked oatmeal with no salt or sugar for breakfast, salt fish and rancid rice for lunch and no supper. We had some supplies we had brought and were able, as we got closer to Pucalpe, to buy things on shore. In Pucalpe we found an uncle of a friend - a farmer from Kansas who was there with the Wycliff Foundation. We had fried catfish and banana bread with this family and learned about this organization. I was profoundly impressed with that organization. Look it up.


13 posted on 06/23/2007 6:24:56 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: dead
We really need to see that graphic more often...

..And CD is kind of a "dim bulb" anyway...

14 posted on 06/23/2007 6:28:32 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Thompson Time!")
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To: dead

Communist aggression in the last century has has killed more people than any other aggressive force in the world including Nazi genocide. Communists can only rise to power when they kill those that believe in property rights, economic rights, religious rights, and any number of other rights that free people hold dear.

The left should apologize for their tireless support for oppression in the world in the name of socialist progress. Even today they rush to support Chavez, Castro, and even more extreme regimes in Iran and North Korea. They can not bring themselves to support the efforts of liberty in the middle east. They claim to be supporters of human rights but individuals like Carter, the standard bearer of the senile left, can not distinguish between terrorists and non terrorists.

While people like Carter are banal deconstructionists of the left, Cameron Diaz is merely a pretty trollop who I can not bring myself to give credit for her actually knowing what the Maoist slogan on her bag denotes let alone believe she is even aware of the millions of lives extinguished in the name of the “people”.


15 posted on 06/23/2007 6:29:08 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: claudiustg

I think that song reveals clearly the power and seduction of evil.


16 posted on 06/23/2007 6:32:27 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: dead

While I am in no way defending her politics or that of most of the rest of hollywood, I really doubt this was malicious or even intentional for that matter. Most girls like her would find the bag “cute” and think nothing of what it actually said.


17 posted on 06/23/2007 6:33:20 AM PDT by curtisgardner (A growing economy does not require a constant flow of uneducated labor)
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To: dead

Ms. Diaz, Ma'am. You DO know that your bag is an insult to everyone you meet, don't you?"

(giggles)"Oh, well - what WAS I thinking?!? I'm just a vacuous blonde from Hollywood, y'know? I just saw the bag in a shop on Rodeo Drive and thought 'I just HAVE to have it!"


18 posted on 06/23/2007 6:33:47 AM PDT by peteram (Liberals are just Stupid!)
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To: dead
"Serve the People"

Can't get much more offensive than that.

19 posted on 06/23/2007 6:44:23 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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How much do you want to bet she spent as much on that bag as the poor people she is claiming to help would need to eat for a year.. Hollywood Activism- Now That’s Entertainment..
20 posted on 06/23/2007 6:44:54 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: dead
If memory serves, I believe she stated prior to the last presidential election that “if George Bush is reelected, he will legalize rape.”
21 posted on 06/23/2007 6:48:58 AM PDT by Zman
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Well this is the third time this morning this story has been posted, and as far as I know no one has found it curious that so many Peruvians can read Chinese!!


22 posted on 06/23/2007 6:51:10 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (A person who does not want the best for America)
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To: Zman

I am still buying the latest Shrek when it comes out on video. Great movies.


23 posted on 06/23/2007 6:53:19 AM PDT by tioga (Fred Thompson for President.)
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To: tioga

Bolshevik leader V.I. Lenin once wrote, “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”


24 posted on 06/23/2007 7:02:29 AM PDT by Zman
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Probably few to none. But they damn sure know what the red star means.


25 posted on 06/23/2007 7:04:01 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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"Ma'am - where did you get that insulting bag?"

"What? Well, a waitress friend of mine gave me this bag as a gift. Says here 'Serve the People', see? Well, that's exactly what she does - every day. What's so offensive?"


26 posted on 06/23/2007 7:04:50 AM PDT by peteram (Liberals are just Stupid!)
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The field of quantum mechanics truly lost one of the great ones when Cameron Diaz chose an acting career.
27 posted on 06/23/2007 7:05:09 AM PDT by avacado
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Cameron Diaz is a dunce celebrity slut. This just shows you how clueless she is. This is almost the equivalent to filming wearing a slogan by Nazi about Jew's. What a dingbat!
28 posted on 06/23/2007 7:10:33 AM PDT by Sprite518
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The field of quantum mechanics truly lost one of the great ones when Cameron Diaz chose an acting career.

But she still is furthering the frontiers of microbiology by serving as a walking petri dish.

29 posted on 06/23/2007 7:11:16 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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Funny, I saw her one time at the LAX Airport when I was coming back from New Zealand. I was waiting at the United Counter to get my boarding pass. A bunch of paparazzi showed up as well. She looked kind of annoyed !

The spectators were falling all over themselves trying to get pictures as well. I didn't bother due to my contempt towards most of the hollywood crowd. I remarked to one guy that I am glad that I am unknown - can stay pretty private.
30 posted on 06/23/2007 7:11:22 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: claudiustg
Imagine no possessions ...

This line always make me "imagine" what his reaction would be if someone just walked off with his guitar.

31 posted on 06/23/2007 7:14:43 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: dead

Typical celebrity feel-good liberalism. These idiot “stars” haven’t got anything between their ears that is capable of higher functions, such as thought, reason, will, understanding.


32 posted on 06/23/2007 7:17:02 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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Didn't she say something like "rape will be legal if you don't vote"?

On Oprah, iirc.

33 posted on 06/23/2007 7:17:52 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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"Didn't she say something like "rape will be legal if you don't vote"?"

I thought she went as far as to say that if you vote for Bush he'll take your body away from you. I may be wrong, but nonetheless, she is dumber than a box of rocks.

34 posted on 06/23/2007 7:27:18 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Previous postings here and here.
35 posted on 06/23/2007 7:40:14 AM PDT by Christopher Lincoln
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To: dead

She saw the red star and screamed, “Ohhhhh...Macys!”


36 posted on 06/23/2007 8:00:15 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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I thought she went as far as to say that if you vote for Bush he'll take your body away from you. What a stupid thing to say. Take away your country from you, sure, but your body?
37 posted on 06/23/2007 8:03:07 AM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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She saw the red star and screamed, “Ohhhhh...Macys!”

Never thought too much about that until we saw Macy's commercials with the odious Susan Sarandon - this was during the Christmas holidays last year. Haven't seen her since.

38 posted on 06/23/2007 8:10:22 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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“saw the bag in a shop on Rodeo Drive”

Or available at sportsmansguide.com. I bought a red tee-shirt for my daughter with the `Great Helmsman’s’ image in black, & chinese characters beneath, and beneath those, in parenthesis the English translation:
“I know communism doesn’t work.”


39 posted on 06/23/2007 8:13:16 AM PDT by OkieDoke (you picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel; "The wheels may fall off this thing" Trent Lott)
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I found the exact quote from this airhead when she was on Oprah.

"Women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. If you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, then you should vote."

.

40 posted on 06/23/2007 8:15:41 AM PDT by avacado
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To: peteram

just shows how idiotic hollywood has stretched from where they were to begin with.


41 posted on 06/23/2007 8:16:18 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: Redbob

42 posted on 06/23/2007 8:30:43 AM PDT by jsh3180
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To: elizabetty

Eliza, thank you very very much for that link.

I wonder if they’ll give me a special price for bulk ordering.


43 posted on 06/23/2007 8:36:23 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: dead

Hollywood has had a longtime love affair with Communism and brutal Communist dictators. Steven Spielberg and Fidel Castro and Danny Glover and Hugo Chavez come to mind.


44 posted on 06/23/2007 8:41:03 AM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: dead

Yeah, she’s another example of a Hollywood blonde knowitall who hasn’t bothered to question her leftist culture. In the process, they make themselves look like utter fools.


45 posted on 06/23/2007 8:41:23 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Because she is UGLY and stupid too!!


46 posted on 06/23/2007 8:43:21 AM PDT by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: dead

The Hollywood airhead probably thought she would be a hero to the people.


47 posted on 06/23/2007 9:06:10 AM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: dead

“AGUAS CALIENTES, Peru”

Diaz was in, how you say, “hot water.”


48 posted on 06/23/2007 9:37:26 AM PDT by gcruse
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I think the real question is, who is marketing Mao bags as “trendy fashion accessories”. Looks like the socialists are infiltrating the fashion world also.

Who is going to make a trendy bag with George Washingtons face on it saying, “One Nation Under God?”


49 posted on 06/23/2007 9:42:15 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: debboo

I agree; she isn’t the least bit attractive.


50 posted on 06/23/2007 9:46:34 AM PDT by windsorknot
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