Anger over Sharon Stone’s quake remarks

Sharon Stone has done what other stars have done in the past and spoken out on an international disaster saying completely the wrong thing. This time it is about about the earthquake in China being bad karma. Therefore the 60,000 people who have died some how deserved to. Therefore going on that thinking, all the Americans who lost their lives from the floods in New Orleans must be some way connected to what happened to all the innoncent Iraqies who have died since the Gulf War. But does that mean they were not innocent as well. I dont know why natural disasters happen, and there are always innoncent people who die, but surely we should always try to help people that rather making fleeting comments on ‘Karma’. These people should say nothing if they do not want to help and have a responsibility to show compassion. In the end of the day Sharon Stone was famous for flashing her growler and karma has allowed her to spend far too much money on plastic surgeory, cocainne and booze.

Full press release to follow:

Sharon Stone made the comments in Cannes last week
Actress Sharon Stone has sparked criticism in China after claiming the recent earthquake could have been the result of bad “karma”.

The US star, speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, linked the recent disaster to Beijing’s policy on Tibet.

She said: “I thought, ‘Is that karma?’ When you are not nice, bad things happen to you.”

But Stone added she “cried” after the Tibetan Foundation asked her to help quake victims.

Stone, 50, said: “They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me 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.”


Stone made her comments last week in a brief interview with a Hong Kong film crew.

“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,” Stone said, according to footage widely available on the internet.

“And then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, is that karma?”

Ng See-Yuen, founder of the UME Cineplex chain and the chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, called Stone’s comments “inappropriate”.

According to a story in trade magazine Hollywood Reporter, he vowed not to show Stone’s films in his theatres.

UME has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou, China’s biggest urban movie markets.

Stone’s comments also created a swell of anger on the internet, including at least one Chinese website devoted solely to disparaging her comments.

The Beijing Times also reported that some major Beijing department stores had removed advertisements for cosmetic and couture giant Christian Dior, which feature Stone’s image.

The earthquake struck south-west China on 12 May, leaving 68,109 people dead, with another 19,851 still missing.




Filed under Tragic News

9 responses to “Anger over Sharon Stone’s quake remarks

  1. gloria

    It would be SO much nicer if China would “punish us” by just quit exporting their lead-poisoned dental crowns and children’s toys – and their tainted pet food , and their other substandard products to our country.

    To be honest, the Chinese earthquake, while it unfortunately has taken the lives of many innocent people, will give the Chinese population as a whole an opportunity to experience the same feelings that pet owners in the US felt whenever their beloved pets were ill and died from the tainted pet food. .

    Please quit beating up Sharon Stone – she expressed an opinion, and in this country, freedom of speech still exists ……today……

  2. vickie pettyjohn

    When will moviestars & famous singers get it through their heads.. NO ONE cares what they think! Real life people have so much to overcome, and deal with in everyday life…. these overpaid “famous” people have overstepped their boundaries, and I for one would love to see Sharon Stone put in a room with the survivors & loved ones that lost someone in the quake, and then let her run her head about “karma” . They may say something along the lines of “Hey, Sharon, when you’re not nice.. bad things happen to you…..”

  3. Lee

    We are not beeting Sharon Stone – she certainly has her right to express herself in the way she thought it’s right. But to the public, she also need to pay for her brainless speech. And please do not relate this natual disaster to the human right and politic concepts. If you do want to do that, think about the Gulf War – a man-made disaster. Has any of you asked Iraq people if they want you to kill thousands of victims?

    To be honest as well, talk to your pet food companies. Ask them to stop using China-made ‘tainted’ pet food. See what reply you could have. Just stop buying those pet food, will you? And at this moment, you just instantly think about your beloved pets. Tell a truth, in or after any big natual disaster, humans have to kill their ‘beloved’ pets so that their ‘beloved’ pets won’t bite them. Will you let them to treat you as pet food?

    Back to the topic, no matter what Sharon Stone think about Chinese goverment or Chinese. She should not throw such a speech in public that hirts those victims, who lost their beloved sons, daughters, parents, etc.

  4. will


    is AIDS karma too? or is Katrina karma? or is 911 karma?

    The Korean would say if US “punish us” by just quit exporting mad-cow tainted beef to our country.

    You are just so ignorant.

  5. Gloria

    i understand freedom of speech is everyone’s right?

    But you have to blame the Major Corporations on why so much produce is being imported from China and the Far East. They have closed all the US production plants to go to China to have the products produced their using cheaper labour and overheads therefore increasing the corporations profits, but i suppose that is the Chinese peoples fault as well.

    Are the Chinese to blame for the US genetically modified cows, which in turn make gentically modifed milk, which is drunk too much by gentically modifed kids, who go out and buy gentically modified guns and shoot innocent gentically modified etc etc and it goes on and on, or is this just Karma working again.

    Gloria I have been trying to understand your way of thinking but some of your comments are so ridiculous it makes me think that you may be some way related to Sharon herself, or have been drinking too much genetically modified milk. lol

    Vickie, Lee & Will thank you for talking sense.

  6. XS


    To paraphrase Sharon Stone, all those pets that died and kids that were poisoned, that’s just Karma working. Yeah, you go ahead stand up for that.

    Sure, Sharon Stone has a right to express herself as a cold hearted bitch. You want to defend her right to free expression, fine. But don’t turn around and get all indiganant when other people, by the very same right, express their shock, outrage and disgust at her.

  7. Actually I think she is quite correct, the earthquake was the result of bad Chinese karma.

    Of course, the rest of us still need to help the victims whether the suffering was because of bad karma or not.

    For more info on group karma see

  8. HonCam


    Let me help you understand what is really going on with Stone, China and the discomfort of the rest of the world suffers over China’s rise. What bothers most Chinese are the vicious hypocrisy, self-righteousness, and self-claimed superiority persistently exhibited by Hollywood has-beens such as Sharon Stone and Richard Gere towards China and its citizens.

    Sure, everyone is entitled to freedom of speech and thereby subjecting oneself to the danger of exposing his or her stupidity, ignorance, short-sightedness, deep-rooted bias, among other things. That is precisely what happened with Stone.

    This phenomenon has been aptly summarized by Samuel Huntington in the following passages:

    “The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”

    “Hypocrisy, double standards, and ‘but nots’ are the price of universalist pretensions. Democracy is promoted, but not if it brings Islamic fundamentalists to power; . . . human rights are an issue for China, but not with Saudi Arabia; aggression against oil-owning Kuwaitis is massively repulsed, but not against non-oil-owning Bosnians. Double standards in practice are the unavoidable price of universal standards of principle.”

    And it’s been going on for too long. So, like Stone, try to get a perspective first before you open your mouth.

  9. Dear HonCam

    Thank you very much for comment, you put across a very interesting idea.

    The comment by Samuel Huntington does put another complete perspective to the discussion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s