Not even America’s royal couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé, were able to sneak off to Cuba without making it an international incident and offending freedom-loving people everywhere. So what was the editorial director of Fathom, a partner of designer Kate Spade, doing in Cuba earlier this year? Her postcard-perfect Instagram account tells (part of) the story.
“music is everywhere in habana vieja. so are men with pick-up lines.”
“we’re ending our stroll where the daiquiri blenders whirl non-stop: el floridita, one of hemingway’s favorite bars in old havana. thanks for joining us!!”
“here, a vintage car is the only way to travel.”
No, it really is the only way to travel.
Really saddened to see @katespadeny Instagram account celebrating a trip to Cuba.
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) June 21, 2014
— R.D.P. ???? (@survivor214) June 7, 2014
An excerpt from that blog post:
Yet another sickening example of an elite retailer promoting tourism to the repressive police state that is Cuba. An insensitive privileged tourist gushes on about all the fun you can have in Havana while ignoring the repressive absence of human rights and suffering of the Cuban people.
— Jessica (@JessStandsOut) June 3, 2014
Editor’s note: This post and the headline have been corrected to state that it was an editorial director of Fathom, a company partnered with Kate Spade, who visited Cuba. It was not Kate Spade herself. Twitchy regrets the error.