From the ‘performers should just stick to their day jobs’ department, we have Sharon Stone. According to the IMDb movie and TV news, she spoke to Chinese journalists at the Cannes Film Festival and said,
All these earthquakes and stuff happened and I thought, ‘Is that karma?’ When you are not nice, bad things happen to you. I’m not happy about how the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. They’re not being very nice to the Dali Lama, who’s a good friend of mine.
Translation: “Those 80,000 deaths? Those are your fault for being mean, especially to my friend!”
I have no great love of the Chinese government, but this is ridiculous. I was going to say her thoughts and logic sound distinctly child-like, but children demonstrate a better grasp on how the universe works. I certainly understand the Chinese outcry against what she said. Good for them if they avoid her movies. Stupidity shouldn’t be rewarded.