It's Karma: Chinese Cinema Bans Sharon Stone Films

Star's take on quake infuriates Chinese
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 4:49 AM CDT
American actress Sharon Stone poses next to a banner for the event prior to the opening ceremony of the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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(Newser) – Instant karma got actress Sharon Stone in China yesterday, reports the AP. The nation's biggest cinema chain has banned the actress' movies since the shoot-from-the-lip star suggested that the Sichuan earthquake that killed as many as 80,000 people could have been bad "karma" for the way China treats Tibet. The remarks have sparked widespread outrage in China.

"The earthquake is not only China's disaster, but a disaster for all of mankind," said a leading Chinese actor. "Sharon Stone's performance shows that not only does she lack love, but she lacks humanity. How could she say such things?"