June 25, 2007


Cameron Diaz apologizes for Maoist bag (AP, 6/24/07)

Cameron Diaz apologized Sunday for wearing a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.

The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated Shrek films visited the Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes on Friday wearing an olive green bag emblazoned with a red star and the words "Serve the People" printed in Chinese, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan.

The bags are marketed as fashion accessories in some world capitals, but in Peru the slogan evokes memories of the Maoist Shining Path insurgency that fought the government in the 1980s and early 1990s in a bloody conflict that left nearly 70,000 people dead.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 25, 2007 6:54 AM

And Hollywood complains that GWB has tarnished our image overseas. What an airhead.

Posted by: genecis at June 25, 2007 7:12 AM

First off, this is Cameron Diaz. Her candlepower is a bit dim to begin with; however, she didn't even apologize for the fashion accessory she apologized for inadvertantly offending people which is the classic non-apology apology.

In the grand scheme of things she is an idiot and this isn't a big deal.

Posted by: pchuck at June 25, 2007 9:42 AM

"Serve the People"

It's a cookbook.

Posted by: Brandon at June 25, 2007 10:27 AM

Hollywood celebrities used to have real gonads

Posted by: h-man at June 25, 2007 10:46 AM

What is for dinner tonight?

I am going to "Serve the People".

Posted by: ic at June 25, 2007 1:00 PM

a bit dime? She's an anti-wit.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 25, 2007 1:33 PM

It makes me want to re-watch the clip of Buzz Aldrin decking that conspiracy nut. Although that Mitchum clip was pretty awesome too.

Posted by: Bryan at June 25, 2007 1:49 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see Sean Penn or Rosie or Natalie Mains in Jerusalem, wearing a shirt that said "Arbeit macht Frei".

It's like the sign from the March 2003 Iraq 'protest' in London - "Peace in our Time".

Posted by: ratbert at June 26, 2007 12:01 AM

She's the same airhead who declared on a television show before an election that people should vote if they don't want rape to be legal.

Posted by: GER at June 26, 2007 12:25 AM

Maybe she can trade the bag in for a Che bag

Posted by: Brian at June 26, 2007 2:35 AM
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