Stone 'So Sorry' About Quake Karma Crack

Star apologizes for infuriating Chinese after Dior cuts ads
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 5:30 AM CDT
Sharon Stone is greeted by Geshe Gyeltsen, Founder and Spiritual Director of Thubten Dhargye Ling at the 'The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama' exhibition in Westwood, California.
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(Newser) – Sharon Stone has apologized for remarks suggesting bad "karma" for China's treatment of Tibet could have caused the Sichuan earthquake, AP reports. The apology came in a statement released through fashion company Christian Dior, which has dropped Stone from its Chinese ads. Stone's remarks caused widespread fury in China, with the state-controlled news agency calling her the "public enemy of all mankind."  

"Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people," said Stone's statement. "I am willing to take part in the relief work of China's earthquake, and wholly devote myself to helping affected Chinese people."