Reason 2,000,623 why you must know what you're wearing...
There's something about Cameron Diaz's messenger bag. One should never get a tattoo or wear a T-shirt or anything else bearing language or symbols they're unfamiliar with. The actress apologized Sunday for carrying a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.
Diaz visited Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes on Friday carrying an olive green bag with a red star and the words "Serve the People" printed in Chinese, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan.
In Peru the slogan resurrects the Maoist Shining Path insurgency that fought the government in the 1980s and early 1990s in a bloody conflict that left nearly 70,000 people dead.
"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," Diaz said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.
"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," she said.
This is a lesson kiddies! I believe Diaz sincerely did not know what she was wearing. If you're not sure of what your accessory says, don't wear it. You'll have no way to defend yourself if someone calls you on it. And, this further proves my theory that you can NEVER go wrong sporting a Prada or Marc Jacobs bag. This girl should've stuck with shopping at Neiman Marcus.