Monday, May 29, 2023

He who is silent grants: Ana de Armas’ journey exposes her false Cuban flag

Cuban actress Ana de Armas was the pride of Cubans until a week ago. The perfect embodiment of the ‘American Dream’: a “normal” girl from Havana who moves to Hollywood and becomes a movie star, and now attends the coolest shows with big stars and is almost a world idol.

But her last trip to Cuba, the country of her birth, has made clear how irrelevant her compatriots are to her, and how little social responsibility she feels toward them.

Some people believe that it is not really his responsibility to speak out on the precarious and oppressive situation in his country, but the truth is that, as a public figure, de Armas has a duty to speak the truth.

Perhaps not with the same enthusiasm as other Cubans; Perhaps without making it his life and acting in a fierce battle against Cuba’s totalitarian regime; But it’s enough for him to admit, at least loud and clear, that the people in his country are not well off, that Cuba is no tourist destination, and that most of them don’t even have enough to eat.

You know, enough so that her image could not be used as a shameless propaganda image by the same totalitarian government: “Look, the actress of this time wanted to come to Cuba, that means everything is fine in Cuba “More words, less words.

The truth is that de Armas never needed more than most of his countrymen. With a mother who worked for the government, even on the island, she came from a privileged family, but this is a reality few people know about, as she attempted to present an image in which, however small his country may be, it has represented many advantages in Hollywood.

Ana’s Cuban flag is fake. For de Armas, the Cuban flag serves only to promote itself. Being “Cuban” is the type of label that makes her a foreign Latina in Hollywood, but negates the social responsibility that her nationality carries with her compatriots as she is the public figure with the most projection of the moment. Is.

How Much Impact Will an Oscar Nominee’s Speech Have? How much weight would the words of someone who currently enjoys not only fame, but admiration, affection, and credibility in the United States and the world, hold? Because as Latina, she has the support of an entire continent, and she stands outside it as its representative.

The truth is that the actress has always been neutral, and therefore should not be a disappointment to anyone. De Armas never embraced the idea of ​​Cuba being a victim, he always portrayed the feat of his stay as a personal, individual feat, separating it from the great social phenomenon that is on the island, And which cost thousands of his compatriots. their lives. every year.

He has never addressed why he arrived in Spain with only $200 in his pocket, but he has portrayed the situation as if his ambitions were too big and leaving Cuba would have been an option, not the option most expatriate families have. Desperate exit for ,

So a “disappointment”, as such, it is not, because it was not expected. He has played a safe game of neutrality from the beginning, without departing from the island and ruling on one side or the other since his previous visits. Now, that doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong, does it? Because in the face of great social problems, such as the situation in Cuba in this case, to be neutral is to be on the side of the oppressor.

This was well verified in the last journey of the actress, of which she has not published anything on her networks, except for a few photos in her temporary stories, but whose journey has gone a long way, and always on the side of the regime is in

And it is that as much as Ana has tried not to speak out, she has lent herself, willingly or unwittingly, to becoming the propaganda banner of the Cuban dictatorship. Because he who is silent, Grant, and a Hollywood actress who travels to Cuba and is happily photographed with her friends from the government, shows the world to be in a normal place, with normal people, on a normal trip. gives an image.

A Hollywood actress who is allowed to throw a lavish birthday party projects the idea that this type of party is the norm, and not the exception, in a country where parties don’t happen. CakeOne who does not have food, there is no reason to celebrate.

A Hollywood actress who moves around the island without making it clear that she does so with the privilege of earning millions of dollars in another country – a fortune she would never see in herself – gives the impression that she is a So does any destination for tourists, and anyone, even those who live there, can have the same photos and experiences of restaurants and cocktails on the beach, when nothing is further from the reality. , a reality from which she is already completely separated, or that perhaps was never theirs to begin with.

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