I guess it was just idle speculation that had Sharon Stone on the top of the smart list. I interviewed her once, actually, and found her to be a very engaging conversationalist. But to come out with something like:
“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,” Stone said Thursday during a Cannes Film Festival red-carpet interview with Hong Kong’s Cable Entertainment News. “And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?”
It isn’t exactly awards related (although if she were up for an Oscar today this would throw cold water on it in a hurry) but since we have such an international readership here at Awards Daily I thought I would take this opportunity to apologize for Sharon Stone since she has not been able to do so yet (but she will, oh yes, she will). This video shows Stone, obviously having knocked back a short snort or two before the interview. Only the zealots among us would ever blame a people for a natural disaster. And to blame the Chinese people, 70,000 of whom have perished in this earthquake, for the actions of the Chinese government? Now there’s an admirable God? Uh….Logic, Ms. Stone, use Logic. I don’t care if the Dalai Lama is a “good friend” or not. Oh, and I’m sure His Holiness has changed his number by now.
On the bright side, you can’t buy this kind of publicity.
ONTD provided the link and video.