Sharon Stone has managed to infuriate Chinese officials by suggesting the latest devastating earthquake was karma’s way of biting back over that nation’s treatment of Tibet. Stone, a devout Buddhist, has long been a supporter of Tibetan independence. In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, the 50-year-old actress said,
“‘I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?’”
Obviously, these are some pretty insensitive comments — especially when you consider a Buddhist’s great respect for life. As a result, China’s largest theatre company has forever banned her films from being show in their cinemas.
But the odd comments didn’t just end with China. Stone also went after men saying, “I think all men are dogs. I honestly do. You know every man starts barking sooner or later. At least my character in BASIC INSTINCT has the good sense to kill men afterwards, so they won’t go around sprouting nonsense.”
Wow. Good luck getting a date. I’d be checking the glovebox for ice picks.