Movie stars have won elections to the US Senate, to the House of Representatives and even the presidency on the assumption that acting somehow conveys to the actor a sense of knowing something about the world. Sharon Stone, who has enjoyed a somewhat disjointed career, was speaking with reporters at the Cannes Film Festival when she displayed her incisive mind by commenting the recent earthquake which killed over 60,000 people in China might have been due to “bad karma” over the country’s occupation of Tibet. “I’ve been concerned ab out how should we deal with the Olympics, because they are not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who is a good friend of mine. And, then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, is that Karma–when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you.”
Some of the bad karma already is happening to Ms.Stone as her films are now banned in China and will probably result in small attendance in other parts of the world because people are shocked at her ignorance and inappropriate manner of speaking about a tragedy. Perhaps, the ban is a blessing for the Chinese people since they will not have a chance to watch another of her poor rendtions of acting.