It’s not often that an entertainment news article jumps out of me but Sharon Stone’s “karma” story is just one of those times.
From Yahoo News this morning (you can click here to read the Yahoo News article), Stone’s movies are facing a ban from a cinema chain because the owner is annoyed at the actress for a comment made at the Cannes film festival… she suggested the earthquake may have some karmic link with China’s treatment of Tibetans.
Ah well, that’s why Hollywood actors make the big bucks. And Stone’s no dummy. According to Wikipedia, she has an IQ of 154.
Amazingly, Wikipedia already has the karmic earthquake comment noted… the update was posted yesterday.
Here’s what she actually said regarding the earthquake:
“Of course I have [heard the news about the earthquake in China]. You know it was very interesting, because at first, you know, I am not happy about the way the Chinese are treating Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that, because I donâ€™t like…that. And I’ve been concerned about how should we deal with Olympics because they’ve not been nice to Dalai Lama, who is a good friend of mine. And all this earthquake this stuff happened and I thought, is that karma? When you are not nice the bad things happen to you. Then I got a letter from the Tibetan Foundation, and they wanted to go and be helpful. And that made my cry. And they asked me if I’d write a quote for that and I said I would. That was a big lesson to me, that sometimes you have to learn to put you head down to be at service even to the people who aren’t nice to you. That’s a big lesson for me.”
Let me see, earthquake in China because of the government screwing with Tibet… Karma…
Ah well. I’ve got so much to say about the subject but the sense to stop right now.