"I apologise," says Sharon Stone to Chinese people
At last, Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has apologised to the Chinese people for her highly insensitive remark over 'Karma'.
50-year old Hollywood siren of 'Basic Instict' is known for her affinity to Yoga and Budhism. Perhaps, it's her karma that led her to say nasty things against China. China still is gearing up to boycott Hollywood actress Sharon Stone over her 'Karma' comment in which she said that the devastating May 12 earthquake in China could have been the result of China's bad karma for its treatment of Tibet. There has been a strong reaction in China, leading to Stone's apology. "My erroneous words and deeds angered and saddened the Chinese people, and I sincerely apologise for this," she said.
The Beijing Times on Wednesday, May 27, quoted Ng See-Yuen, founder of the UME Cineplex chain, as saying that from now on, no film featuring Stone would be shown in any UME cinema in Hong Kong or the mainland.
UME boycott of Sharon Stone could be effective. They have branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou- China's biggest urban movie markets. Others are likely to follow.
"I'm willing to participate in any earthquake relief activity and to do my utmost to help Chinese people affected by the disaster," she added.
But Dior promised to China she would no longer appear in its ads in China.
"In light of the negative reaction that Sharon Stone's inappropriate remarks have triggered, Dior China has decided to immediately cancel and stop any advertisements, marketing campaigns and commercial activities associated with Sharon Stone," Dior said.