What’s Quechuan for “idiot actress”? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s being said quite a bit in South America.
This weekend, a major zoological discovery was made. A rare form of Peruvian dingbat with a Malibu to Lima migratory pattern was spotted in 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.
Sounds like some sensitivity, not to mention historical, training is in order. You have to wonder why people like Diaz, who relish in the proud handbag promotion of Maoism, don’t just move to China if it’s such a great system. Or Cuba. Or Venezuela.
Why? Because Diaz can make millions acting in the U.S., or she could move to China and make 75 Yuan a week for playing the lead in “If They Could See Me Mao” at the Wuhan Community Playhouse. Cameron’s desire to make a fortune and have access to little things like human rights trumps any urge she might have to live in a country that practices what she promotes.
By the way, when someone asked Diaz why she was carrying a pro-Mao bag, she replied “Because the strap broke on my Pol Pot purse.”