The official US Department of State travel warns citizens to “reconsider” travelling outside of secure luxury resorts due to “Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common.”
In response to allegations that President Donald Trump had called Haiti a “shithole,” Conan O’Brian and a slew of rich celebrities traveled there last week to prove the President wrong.
The problem is, O’Brien claimed Haiti “is truly a beautiful country” while he stayed at a secure luxury resort.
After O’Brien tried to pass off a luxury resort as a true representation of the entire country, hilarity ensued as respondents began photo-shopping him into images of what Haiti really looks like.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 21, 2018
During his trip, O’Brien stayed at the luxury Wahoo Bay Beach Resort, where an idyllic photograph of the talkshow host was taken, prompting users on Twitter to show O’Brien pictures of the rest of the country.
Also Haiti. pic.twitter.com/V7x3DZmczq
— Jared (@heyitsjerd) January 21, 2018
Ikr?? So purty pic.twitter.com/ZY6NDxC6GF
— Jin @ Archimedes Diet (AX Hype!!!) (@IllegalOpinion) January 21, 2018
— Dissident Patriot ن (@disspat) January 22, 2018
And outside the well-guarded tourist safe heaven pic.twitter.com/fNbrzKJD4d
— Felix Gustafsson (@UpcomingFront) January 21, 2018
Hei fweinds, Haiti rily is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/1i8e4zRic7
— Jared (@J66281014) January 21, 2018
Now go to non-tourist parts of Haiti without a private security team…
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) January 22, 2018
— Steven Adams (@thestevenadams1) January 22, 2018
— Randy da Silva (@FutbolBeisball) January 22, 2018
According to Business Insider, the average annual income in the country in 2013 was $1,358.10, while the official US Department of State travel website warns citizens to “reconsider” travelling to the country due to the fact that, outside of the secure and protected luxury resorts, “Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common.”
This isn’t the first time Conan O’Brien has attempted to make poor nations look wonderful. He previously traveled to communist Cuba and painted a rosy picture of the island despite the suffering of millions of Cubans under the Castro regime.