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RSVP Gay Cruises Strand Bel Ami Models In Anti-Gay Tunisia After Arab Spring

RSVP and Holland America Cruise  Lines are under scrutiny once again.

This time RSVP hired models from the Bel Ami adult film company and then stranded them in the war-torn anti-gay country of Tunisia, whose law decrees imprisonment of up to three years for being gay right after Arab Spring

Nearly a dozen Slavic Bel Ami porn stars from Hungary and the Czech Republic.were hired by RSVP to “mix and mingle” with passengers on a gay cruise through the Mediterranean.  In exchange for providing the “talent”, RSVP told Bel Ami it could film the models  frolicking non-sexually around the ship and that the models should keep the fact RSVP hired them quiet “suggesting that the young men should say the cruise was a ‘reward from  Bel Ami for their hard work’ if anyone asked.”

But the models attracted too much attention, and RSVP allegedly kicked them off  the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, stranding them in Tunisia which at the time was in the aftermath of the civil uprising Arab Spring which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

The models were forced to spend the night Tunisia with no contacts or resources until Bel Ami could come to their rescue.  If RSVP would have waited one day the cruise would have docked in Italy.  A much safer and easier EU country for the models to leave from.

Bel Ami and the models are suing RSVP and Holland America cruise line for breach  of contract, fraud, intentional interference with contract, negligence, and  intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

You can read Bel Ami’s OFFICAL COMPLAINT here.

RSVP and Holland America also came under fire earlier this month for its planned excursion to the anti-gay country of  Morocco which pulled their docking permits at the last-minute for rumoured homophobic reasons.

Here’s Not Looking At You Kid. Casablanca Revoks Gay Cruise’s Docking Permit

Earlier in the year we posted a story about a gay couple who were arrested aboard an Atlantis Cruise Line that was docked at the Caribbean island of Dominica of  for having gay sex. (In Dominica anyone caught perpetrating an act of gross indecency can be punished with imprisonment of up to 5 years,  anal sex with a prison sentence of up to 10 years, or  internment in a mental asylum.)

And while many in the LGBT community blamed the couple. (Because gay sex is dirty and secret you know and the guys were having it in public so it served them right.) Few came forward besides Back2Stonewall.com to call out the country of Dominica itself for having anti-homosexuality laws punishable by prison.  But most importantly we called out Atlantis Cruise Lines for docking in homophobic countries with a floating city of horny gay men because they are “cheap” ports of call to make a few bucks.

Now we have the city of Casablanca in the anti-gay country of Morocco revoking the docking privileges of the  MS Nieuw Amsterdam, an all-gay Mediterranean cruise organized by RSVP Vacations and  Holland America because she’s full of gays.

While the  Moroccan tourist ministry denies that being a gay cruise had anything to do with it many wonder why it was cancelled at the last minute.

From Reuters:

Morocco’s Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said no official decision had been  made to prevent the ship from stopping in Morocco.

“We don’t ban cruise ships here and we never ask our visitors about their  sexual preferences,” he told Reuters. Asked if the MS Nieuw Amsterdam could  still visit Morocco, he said: “They can if the organisers want  to”.

But the REAL question is why would RSVP Vacations and  Holland America potentially put the lives of two thousand gay men in danger by docking in Casablanca, where where Islam same-sex sexual activity is illegal and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment?

As long as there are laws to persecute gay people in that country the  cruise/travel industry should NEVER be offering gay tours to such places.  And it is grossly irresponsible for them to do so unless they can 100 percent guarantee the safety of their gay passengers.

It doesn’t matter how beautiful of exotic the destination is, what matters is that these places should be avoided and should never benefit financially or otherwise from the gay community.  The gay world  yields a lot of big money and that money should never be used to support or help  anyone or any place that would put us in harm’s way.