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Jimmer Jimmer 8 years
Okay, her outfit looks great. So she made a mistake with what her accessories said, but how many people other than her saw it and knew nothing? I couldn't tell you how many outfits I've seen that could say where to go in another language. To be sure it's a mistake she'll never make twice.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
Glad to see everyone is so passionate but please make sure you do not attack other users! thanks team
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
Glad to see everyone is so passionate but please make sure you do not attack other users! thanks team
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Zeke123, I'm glad to see an American bringing that stuff up. Every country has sensitivities about elements from their history, usually inflicted on them by other countries, but every person who visits that country isn't going to acknowledge that and be respectful of that and so, really, people just need to be less sensitive. If Cameron was just some random tourist this wouldn't be any kind of a big deal at all, just like, for me, it's not a big deal to see tourists wandering around in England football jerseys or with British flags on their t-shirts even though my country was occupied by Britain for hundreds of years. This is not comparable to her visiting, say Poland, with a swastika on her handbag simply because when you visit Germany you don't see stalls selling souvenirs eblazoned with swastikas everywhere you go. I've been to China several times and Mao is on evertyhing. Now, given how controlled the Chinese media is, I possibly know more about Chinese history than the people selling this stuff and so this never ceases to amaze me, but that's the way it is. And as Zeke points out, unlike a lot of South American conflicts, where the US are directly involved in instigating a revolt and installing a dictator, Mao (for all his evils) did not actually instigate the Shining Path movement so, even though it's beliefs are Moaoist, it's an internal conflict that Peruvians need to come to terms with themselves.
krisua krisua 8 years
I'm glad she apologised.
krisua krisua 8 years
I'm glad she apologised.
mar mar 8 years
Im sorry, but if you are traveling the world to educate other cultures and have a giant communistic star on your purse, and you are one of the most famous people in the world,you are a tad ignorant. This is a high profile person and I am not one bit surprised peoplw were offended, she should absolutly know better.
clepiau clepiau 8 years
I appreciate the fact that she was quick to apologize, and I don't hate her for her mistake, but as someone who is filming a documentary about Peru's culture, she really should have been more informed than she was. I don't know anything about the history of Peru's relationship with China (although I know more now than I did ten minutes ago), but I know enough to know not to romanticize Mao and I know that the star is recognized as a symbol of communism, which is a highly controversial form of government. It's not smart to go around glorifying it willy-nilly if you don't know anything about the culture you're visiting. She definitely should have known that and I hope she learns more about any cultures she hopes to educate us about in the future.
sofico sofico 8 years
Irtof course, you and her don't know the history. I know that if she knew she wouldn't have used it . Yes, it was a honest mistake, but don't expect people to not comment on it specially qhen she's a celeb
sofico sofico 8 years
Irt of course, you and her don't know the history. I know that if she knew she wouldn't have used it . Yes, it was a honest mistake, but don't expect people to not comment on it specially qhen she's a celeb
mollipop mollipop 8 years
Cameron made a mistake but was quick give what seems like a genuine apology, so I think her mistake is forgivable.
lrt lrt 8 years
I don't know the history, she didn't either. Big freakin deal, she apologized so let's move on. Why do people love to make a huge deal about honest mistakes celebrities make? Get over it. I love her, she has a great fashion sense!
lrt lrt 8 years
I don't know the history, she didn't either. Big freakin deal, she apologized so let's move on. Why do people love to make a huge deal about honest mistakes celebrities make? Get over it.I love her, she has a great fashion sense!
backfat backfat 8 years
She is most definitely wearing make-up.
siouxsie siouxsie 8 years
:ROTFL: DUMBASS!
siouxsie siouxsie 8 years
:ROTFL: DUMBASS!
mar mar 8 years
yes, I am sure she did not mean to offend anyone, but next time , I bet she will make sure to know what symbols she is representing when she wears them in a foriegn country. It is a learning experience.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Sashak - I'm with you. I don't understand how she could not know that a red star symbolizes communism everywhere. Especially, since she bought it in a communist country. That said, I wasn't aware of the history between China and Peru either.She obviously didn't mean to cause offense and quickly apologized. Everyone makes mistakes, and on the scale of things, this one seems easier to make than others.I'm more surprised that no one she worked on the show with thought to tell her that. Makes you wonder how unapproachable she is...
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Sashak - I'm with you. I don't understand how she could not know that a red star symbolizes communism everywhere. Especially, since she bought it in a communist country. That said, I wasn't aware of the history between China and Peru either. She obviously didn't mean to cause offense and quickly apologized. Everyone makes mistakes, and on the scale of things, this one seems easier to make than others. I'm more surprised that no one she worked on the show with thought to tell her that. Makes you wonder how unapproachable she is...
tati33 tati33 8 years
Well said Miami Gal...Cultural Awareness is key!
Sandybfan Sandybfan 8 years
she looks great even w/o makeup on!
sofico sofico 8 years
Miami Gal:Thank you for your statement. I really appreciate your words ans support. I feel somehow fortunate that me or any of my relatives were victim of terrorism, but I know people that suffered enormously because of the actions of this group. Yeah, as your neighbor may have told you those all that episode was very sad. Thank you again Miami Gal
sofico sofico 8 years
Miami Gal: Thank you for your statement. I really appreciate your words ans support. I feel somehow fortunate that me or any of my relatives were victim of terrorism, but I know people that suffered enormously because of the actions of this group. Yeah, as your neighbor may have told you those all that episode was very sad. Thank you again Miami Gal
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
I'll answer since someone addressed me: She should inform herself especially if she is supposed to "educate" others. I don't think she did it to be evil, I think she is a moron. And her apology. Some are ripping on the inadvertently being used. I think it was in the right context but I also don't believe that statement came from her. That word is way too big for her. She is sorry. Sorry for people being once again, offended by her stupidity. Furthermore, I am sorry you and yours had to go through that in Peru. My former neighbor was from there and I was pretty close to her. Her stories were very sad. Unfortunately, Mao and all that represents him hasn't yet earned the disrespect afforded to Hitler, who killed less than he did. Anyone who survives something like that gets a hats off from me, because it reminds me how lucky I am. Janeiro, I'm part Cuban and it is why I know about this. The star is used for all varieties of socialism, including communism, and is not exclusive to China.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
I'll answer since someone addressed me:She should inform herself especially if she is supposed to "educate" others. I don't think she did it to be evil, I think she is a moron. And her apology. Some are ripping on the inadvertently being used. I think it was in the right context but I also don't believe that statement came from her. That word is way too big for her.She is sorry. Sorry for people being once again, offended by her stupidity.Furthermore, I am sorry you and yours had to go through that in Peru. My former neighbor was from there and I was pretty close to her. Her stories were very sad. Unfortunately, Mao and all that represents him hasn't yet earned the disrespect afforded to Hitler, who killed less than he did. Anyone who survives something like that gets a hats off from me, because it reminds me how lucky I am.Janeiro, I'm part Cuban and it is why I know about this. The star is used for all varieties of socialism, including communism, and is not exclusive to China.
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