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Associated Press

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.

While explored the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in Peru’s Andes, Diaz wore over her shoulder an olive green messenger bag emblazoned with a red star and the words “Serve the People” printed in Chinese on the flap, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao’s most famous political slogan.”

Ms. Diaz was surprised to learn that “Serve the People” was not the slogan of a restaurant chain, and that Mao was not known for fast food.

The actress was also dismayed to learn the meaning of  her T-Shirt quoting “Workers of the World Unite, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Chains”.  She had assumed that Karl Marx designed jewelry.

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