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Wednesday May 28, 2008 12:36 pm

China May Boycott Sharon Stone Films

Sharon Stone, Cannes Film FestivalWhile it’s not unusual for to make her presence known, controversial remarks made during the Cannes Film Festival currently have her in China’s spotlight.

While speaking to the Cable Entertainment News of Hong Kong, the Tibetan supporter lent her thoughts on China’s devastating earthquake. And while her comments seemed less offensive toward the end, most only heard what she said in the beginning. (You can see that full interview after the jump.)

The 50-year-old admitted she wondered if karmic retribution played any part in the May 12th event. “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.” She then said, “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?”

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In her defense, Sharon quickly added that it was the Tibetan people who helped change her attitude. Hearing that the Tibetan Foundation “wanted to go and be helpful” made her cry. “It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren’t nice to you.”

Unfortunately, Stone’s “inappropriate” remarks greatly incensed a large theater chain’s founder, which is why a boycott of her movies has been called for. Ng See-Yuen said the Basic Instinct star should not bring her personal politics into a situation involving natural disasters.

Maybe if she somehow comes up with something good to promote, the country will change its mind later.



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