Cameron Diaz's fashion & political faux pas


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This past weekend Cameron Diaz was in Peru filming a show for MTV Canada. While there, she sported a green messenger bag with a red star and slogan written in Chinese. When translated, the slogan said, "Serve the people", one of the most famous political sayings of China's communist leader Mao Zedong. Peruvians were deeply offended by this insensitive display of fashion and Cameron has since apologized.

The question I'm left wondering is, why was she wearing that bag in the first place? I doubt very much Cameron has any serious communist agenda and I'm sure it's marketed as a chic fashion accessory, but shouldn't you be a little more aware of what kind of message you're sending out? Especially when visiting a foreign country? Because if she believed in what she was saying, then sure, whatever you want, Cameron. But just because it's fashionable doesn't make it appropriate.


This post was edited by Amanie on 6/25/2007 4:00 PM
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I am sure Cameron wasn't aware of what was printed on her bag otherwise she wouldn't have wear it. Just a stupid misstake which could be avoided though.

To be honest when I go abroad and I don't speakt the language of the country; I am NOT less careless than Cameron. And chinese is not a common language that you could maybe understand or trying to read. So I don't blame her for doing this terrible misstake especially because she apologised.

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Wow, I don't even remember writing this. It's funny, I don't feel very strongly about it now. I agree with you, GlitterPrincess, she didn't really do anything terrible, it was just a mistake. Seems I'm getting more tolerant in my old age...

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haha - and forgetfull :) It could be good to take a step back and see things from another angle. Mostly this is just possible when time wears away. Cool you changed your mind on poor innocent Cameron ;)

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