Cameron Diaz offends Peruvians

June 25th, 2007 // 155 Comments

Cameron Diaz visited Peru’s Machu Picchu last Friday and offended everybody there by carrying around a green bag with a red star and the phrase “Serve the People” in Chinese. Turns out the phrase is a slogan used by Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong, and Peru has a history of communist insurgencies, including the Maoist Shining Path insurgency of the 1980s and early 1990s that left nearly 70,000 dead. A Peruvian human rights activist tells the AP:

“It alludes to a concept that did so much damage to Peru, that brought about so many victims. I don’t think she should have used that bag where the followers of that ideology did so much damage.”

On Sunday, Cameron apologized for her idiocy, emailing a statement to the AP:

“I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended. The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China and I did not realize the potentially hurtful nature of the slogan printed on it. I’m sorry for any people’s pain and suffering and it was certainly never my intention to reopen what I now know is a painful wound in this country’s history.”

That’s what happens when you’re Cameron Diaz and stupid. I heard last month she wanted to visit Alabama wearing her new ghost costume, but at the last minute canceled and went to an Indian reservation wearing her cowboy outfit instead.



  1. Goodmornin'

    She’s offended me lots of time

  2. koolmodee


  3. Guy

    Well not everyone is a master of Chinese, how was she to know?

  4. Goodmornin'

    Should I be excited I was first? Even though I left off my s and my period?

  5. Guy

    Well, only retards show their excitement over being first. Dancing around the room is acceptable, along as if you don’t say anything about it.

  6. Baroness

    Oh wow, big deal. Seems like the Peruvians are grasping a bit.

  7. duh

    75+ million dead? mao is soo chic!

  8. havoc

    One word. Rhymes with “Limbo”


  9. Guy


    Ringo? Filipino? Cappuccino

  10. jrzmommy

    wearing Mao quotes and Che Guevara images on your clothes screams I’M AN IDIOT!


    Is that one of those rubber bracelets from ‘The Secret’ that she’s got on her wrist? My girlfriend is into ‘The Secret’. You wanna know what the God damned secret is? $150 bucks. That’s the fucking secret.

  12. miss oblivious

    Whoops; she must feel like a heel. But then, how the hell was she supposed to know? Its not like she speaks or reads the language. It was just a bad fashion call. I’m sure she will be more careful next time. She sure does look different since her schnoz job. If it wasn’t for her joker mouth, I might not even recognize her. She reminds me of a younger Ellen Barkin.

  13. Chauncey Gardner

    Her guides could have warned her…if only she spoke Hovitos.

  14. The thing’s in chinese people! c’mon! Peruvians shouldn’t get offended by that… that is just as stupid as she can ever be.

  15. kelra

    Fuck but the Superficial is turning into a boring little bitchtown. Are your writers all female and on the rag? Your attempt at badmouthing Cameron was lamearse. You guys usually write good articles, but this smacks of desperation. “Quick – Cameron Diaz is in the news! I can’t think of a joke about the bag. Can you Phyllis? Can you Darlene? Fuck!! We’ll have to go with that stupid shit the work experience girl came up with! Fuck, fuck, fuck! Now I’ve chipped a nail. Happy now, public?!” *sobbing noises*

  16. miss oblivious

    welcome to bitchtown kelra, you whiney little bitch.

  17. jrzmommy

    “Are your writers all female and on the rag?” Pot. Calling. Kettle. Black.

  18. Nathan

    Cameron is absolutely fair game here. When you travel out of country, it’s usually a good idea to have an idea of a country’s past and culture. But, of course, we wouldn’t want a movie star to have to pick up book–or a travel guide. Maybe when she visits Poland, she’ll wear a shirt with Hitler and Stalin on it with the caption, “These guys rock!”

  19. sea

    That bag isn’t the only offensive part of her outfit. Isn’t there some sort of unspoken law that in order to dress yourself, you have to limit the number of colors you wear? My kids match stuff better than this.

    And why are the people of Peru so concerned with what her bag says in Chinese? They speak Spanish.

  20. wedgeone

    #13 – Did you post that in the Harrison Ford article from Friday? goddamm that was funny!

    For restitution, she should go back & give oral to every man in the country. Cam’s mouth is big enough to swallow several Peruvians simultaneously. As evidenced in the first picture.
    She’ll be in and out of there in less than a week.

  21. Coco

    she must be pretty embarrassed…kinda like going to germany and wearing a tshirt with a swastika on. not her finest moment huh.


    Cameron Diaz is awesome i heard from a friend of a friend of mine that she was in a restaurant once and this man asked to have a window opened and she went completely psycho and karate chopped him in the throat,I swaer to god im not kidding .And once she was on a plane and This baby kept crying, so she got up and started screaming at the baby to shut the fuck up but it kept crying so she karate chopped the baby in the throat, and once she was in Tokyo and this Japanese girl asked her for a autograph and she went crazy and transformed in to this giant mega cameron diaz and karate chopped the bitch in the throat. So Cameron Diaz is so cool and i heard that if you say “JOKER MOUTH” 5 times she will appear but then she karate chop’s you in the throat. True story.

  23. miss oblivious

    I like your style jrzmommy; always find your comments pretty funny. Keep ‘um coming!

  24. olive

    What kind of uninformed human rights activist said that to the AP?

    That’s like saying that because Salvador Allende existed, Pinochet had to murder thousands of persons and now the People in Chile is offended by anyone wearing a bag with the image of Salvador Allende…

    What a stupid human rights activist.

  25. Leah

    It’s MACHU PICCHU, c’mon man

  26. jrzmommy

    hee hee….Macho Picchu…..good eyes, Leah, didn’t even catch that.

  27. bungoone

    11, wait, there’s a Secret bracelet? I didn’t think people were really that gullible to believe that shit, but slapping on a bracelet is a good thing. you can easily identify the retards & stay away from them.

  28. Hecubus

    Someone tell ms Diaz I’ve designed her a new outfit, it’s a full khaki outfit complete with little khaki military hat, stick on beard and huge cigar. Before you tell me that’s a bad idea let me say, I’m not trying to help her offend more people I’m just trying to get her assassinated.

  29. jrzmommy

    The Peruvians should have been more concerned that her great big fucking mouth would swallow their nation whole.

  30. It is generally inferred that stating “Cameron Diaz” means exactly the same as stating “Cameron Diaz and stupid.”

  31. my comment

    No biggie. She’ll just roll out in her Escalade sportin’ her Che t-shirt next.

  32. jrzmommy

    31–after she appears in ads for the Pol Pot Croc Pot being sold in Cambodia.

  33. mafme

    Why not just slap a swastica on the bag and be done with it? Although in terms of mass murders/genocides, Mao beats Hitler by quite a margin. She knows how to pick her horses, that’s for sure!

  34. LL

    K, I’m not a member of the Cameron Diaz fan club or anything, but doesn’t Peru have better things to do? I refuse to believe that this is their biggest problem. I think using political slogans on clothing and accessories is stupid and you should probably know what shit actually says before you go around in public with it, but Cameron Diaz is not the president of the United States, so I’m not sure why the hell she owes anyone an apology. In fact, I refuse to believe that anyone in Peru that encountered Cameron Diaz can read Chinese well enough to have been offended by her bag. Offended by that hat, maybe, but her bag? No. If the most glaring example of offense to Peruvians is Cameron Diaz’s accessories, then I’d say the Peruvian human rights activists are not doing their jobs.

  35. mafme

    #6-”Oh wow, big deal. Seems like the Peruvians are grasping a bit.”

    no kidding! I went to isreal with the SS Death’s Head t-shirt I bought at wal-mart– you should have seen how those overly-sensitive sons of Abraham just went crazy! Talk about an over-reaction.

  36. my comment

    32 ‘pol pot croc pot’


  37. olive

    “Although in terms of mass murders/genocides, Mao beats Hitler by quite a margin”

    Oh my god… Have you ever even lifted a history book?

  38. isntablemind

    how is she dumb? she just made a mistake and messed up, so what.

  39. jrzmommy

    um, Olive…..have YOU ever read a history book?

    “Mao’s policies and socio-political programmes such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution are blamed by critics from both within and without China for causing severe damage to the culture, society, economy and foreign relations of China, as well as enormous and unnecessary loss of lives, claiming that the total number of lives lost ranged from 40,000,000[3] to 78,860,000 people.[4]”


  40. Tha-Flash

    ah leave her alone ya cuntin’ bastard twat shit face monkey blob prickhouse blubbering turkey.

  41. jrzmommy

    In Style Magazine: Cameron….what is your favorite lipstick shade?

    Cameron Diaz: Khmer Rouge.

  42. Chauncey Gardner

    You’d figure the Peruvians would have been less upset about the bag and more upset about the fact that something sucked the blood out of every goat in the country shortly after Ugly Diaz got off the plane. Coincidence?

  43. olive

    Last time I checked, the killing of Peruvians on the 80′s and 90′s was made by the government of Peru, not Sendero Luminoso.

    Just ask Fujimori… I would be offended by someone wearing a bag quoting him.

  44. olive

    jrzmommy: “claiming that the total number of lives lost ranged from 40,000,000[3] to 78,860,000 people.[4]”

    Yes, and I’m sure that your source is the Republican Party’s website.

    Ok, and let’s just say, that Abraham Lincoln murdered 90,000,000,000,000 people. Since it’s on the website jrzmommy gets information, we are just going to have to believe it.

  45. jrzmommy

    Like I said, If you don’t know shit don’t say shit…

    “Sendero Luminoso’s revolt was the biggest internal conflict ever seen by Peru, and the country came close to losing. At its height, around June-August 1992, Sendero Luminoso called for ‘armed strikes’, during which no one, or almost no one, dared travel – in Lima or any other region of the country. In July 1992, during one ‘armed strike’, not even the armed forces went out on patrol. A taxi driver who ran the risk of going out to work was shot down by Sendero gunmen in the Balconcillo area, his body incinerated inside the car.

  46. jrzmommy

    Hey olive, I guess in your version of world history, Stalin and Lenin just merely ASKED if they could take power, too, right? And Che Guevara was a consultant. Asshole.

  47. norton

    LOL – you said “That’s what happens when you’re Cameron Diaz and stupid.” I think what you meant was “That’s what happens when you’re as stupid as Cameron Diaz.”

  48. jrzmommy

    and Psst…olive…Sendero Luminoso isn’t a person.

  49. eaglepupil

    Isn’t communism fashionable? Just ask Micheal Moore B.S.
    PS–I think I saw Kelra’s picture on the “Naked Men” blog last night with his pierced misogynistic Johnson hanging out. I bet he is wearing the biggest purplest (that is a word–look it up) phalic tie at work right now sucking his throbbing thumb! By the by Kelra I am on the “rag” although we haven’t used rags per say since the middle ages.

  50. olive

    Hey jrzmommy… I guess you would know more of the history of my country than I do… and just by looking at the internet.

    You are amazing!!

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