Sharon Stone finally apologizes for stupid karma statement

Sharon Stone has issued an apology for her ignorant and obnoxious remarks about the Chinese earthquake. She was asked on the red carpet at Cannes what she thought of the crisis in China and she got really haughty about it. Instead of focusing on the terrible humanitarian crisis there or even mentioning the fact that tens of thousands of people are dead with thousands more missing, injured and homeless she said “You know it was very interesting. At first 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… And then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, is that karma?”

The news came out Monday and Stone finally issued an apology that was released today. At least she apologized and said she was deeply sorry, not something like “I regret if people were offended.” The way she’s following up on it sounds kind of half-assed. She said she was “willing” to do charity work. She didn’t pledge money or say she had arranged to work for a charity, she just said she was “willing” to. It’s something I guess and maybe she didn’t have time to make specific plans yet.

“Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people,” the actress, 50, said in the statement. “I am willing to take part in the relief work of China’s earthquake, and wholly devote myself to helping affected Chinese people.”

Christian Dior — which released the statement from the actress — also dropped her from its Chinese ads after her remark last week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Stone (a staunch Tibetan rights advocate) had tied the natural disaster — which has claimed at least 65,000 lives — to Beijing’s policy on Tibet.

[From US Weekly]

There could have been more groveling in there, but it’s not a bad apology as far as they go. I was looking for a large monetary donation from Stone, but her money is probably all tied up in furs and jewelry and it’s not like she’s getting a lot of work lately. She could auction off some of her luxury items for the affected Tibetans, if she only cares about them and not the rest of the innocent people affected by this horrible natural disaster. Saying she’s willing to help is a start I guess. When she’s down on her knees sifting through rubble and helping cleanup efforts, that’s when I’ll consider her apology sincere.

Sharon Stone is shown at the Dior and Elle evening dinner at Cannes on 5/23/08, thanks to WENN.

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  1. geronimo says:

    If nobody had picked up and taken issue with her original comments, then I doubt she would have, even privately, re-thought her remarks. Apologies under duress ain’t worth nothing. Sorry she got caught out, more like. I am an unforgiving bitch on this one.

    Please don’t edit your ‘Sharon Stone is an Idiot’ donation box.

  2. gekazoid:P says:

    Yeah she’s just saying that because she knows she’s just commited career susicide. Now she’s trying to preform CPR on her already dead career.

  3. BLA says:

    How much do you want to be Dior threatened to drop her from their ENTIRE campaign if she didn’t make some sort of apology? At least she actually did make one though, because she could have been crazier and stood beside her statement proudly.

  4. cc says:

    Too. F*cking. Late. Bitch. Geronimo is correct that she isn’t sorry she said it, or it would never have come out of her trap in the first place. She is sorry she is getting negative publicity for it and sorry she got caught being an idiot. Karma, my ass.

  5. Sara says:

    Oh, her remark is coming back to bite on her ass. I wonder if it’s karma?


  6. Devilgirl says:

    It sounded like a half hearted apology to me. She said what she said, and obviously she meant it or else she would have kept her ignorant thoughts to herself. She said she didn’t like people being unkind to other people- well wtf did she think her statements were towards the people of China? Like Geronimo said, the apology came because she was outed. It is a little like getting your hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar. You aren’t going to admit to any wrong vdoing unless you get caught. I doubt the Chinese even care about her insincere attempt at an apology and if I were them, I would refuse ANY AND ALL help offered from the stupid witch. Now that she is a virtual parriah, she apologizes and wants to help. Where was this all a few days ago, before her horribly cruel words blew up in her aging, old hag face? 👿

  7. Nan says:

    Sharon has pretty facial feautures but none of them are outstanding. She’s ‘blah’ looking. You just know she is descended from trash. The dead animals she wears speak volumes. Sharon, it is not 1930, you are not Dietrich. Dietrich was savvy enough to be with the times. Dietrich would be volunteering in an animal shelter if she was alive today. She was smart. You are not.

  8. Nan says:

    By the way, get your pants hemmed. Can’t find a chinese worker to do it?

  9. Jody says:

    She only cares about the repercussions.

    such a skank.

  10. not_sharon_stone says:

    Well, i beg to differ. I still think we chinese paid dearly for harassing tibetans. I for one really believe in karma…

    the difference is – sharon stone is famous and im not, and no one cares about what i think.

  11. Devilgirl says:

    Are you not aware that many TIBETANS were killed in the earthquake? Famous or not, it is sad that you believe that and even worse that you agree with Stone!

  12. holland says:

    I would really hate to feel the wrath of the Karma earthquake required for the United States.

  13. Buttercup says:

    Not-Sharon: So karma punishes people that have nothing to do with making government policy and are not allowed to even voice opposition to said policy?

  14. Ann says:

    Her comment was stupid and inappropriate. I guess its because Dior dropped her from their Chinese ads, and thats why she’s making her apology. I doubt she would say sorry if Dior didn’t do anything.

    Karma eh?

  15. Pont Neuf says:

    Aaaaawwwwww. Poor little love. Someone should have reminded her that you only need to do (half-hearted) damage control when you actually do have a career.

  16. Dalai Lama? says:

    Is she a spokeswoman for Dalai Lama?

    Do you still trust Dalai Lama?

  17. KOZ says:

    all politic, China is groing economicaly, Germany refuse intrance to D. Lama. Why? Because they know about problem between Tibet and China. Tibet to small, China is big, progressin. Soon all world will talk chinise. Germans ass lickers.

    Hitler was so fasinating about Tibet, invested a lot of money to explore Tibet but now moneys in China!

    Any way, Why people should speak only what the others like? She had her own oppinion and expressed it, open the doors for democration..

  18. Lisa says:

    After hearing her say this, I feel like I’ve never seen anyone less like a human being. She wasn’t there to experience the earthquake, she didn’t know the terror and lives shattered of people. And she had blatantly, without remorse showed that she was without sympathy for the 70000 people that died because that didn’t affect her. I feel like having all the ads drop her in the world wouldn’t make up for the lack of heart she has demonstrated.

  19. ha says:

    sharon stone is a plastic surgery freak, isnt she? she did so many nose job and had breast implants, one day if she dies in an earthquake with her implants being exposed n burst causing her to not survive as a result, isnt it really a karma?! plastic piece of shit.

    Oo,due to my inappropriate words and acts in my post , I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting sharon stone. I am willing to take part in the relief work of Sharon stone implants disaster, and wholly devote myself to helping affected plastic surgery freak, oh i mean, sharon stone.

  20. Sam says:

    Sharon Stone is 50 years old yet she is SO naive.As a human being, I am ashamed by the fact that a 50 year-old, educated, experienced woman would say such words. Where was her brain that day?

    Her comments were unthoughtful, rude, stupid and simply inappropriate. Sharon, I have a question for you. Do all natural disasters have to do with Karma? So how do you explain all these storms and hurricanes in North America? HUH? HUH? Can you answer THAT?