Sharon Stone: Idiot of the week

Sharon StoneI know it’s only Thursday, but I feel pretty confident about this selection. You see, it seems Ms. Stone caused a bit of a brouhaha with her comments about the recent earthquake in China. She displayed her tact and political acumen when she uttered the following pearl of wisdom:

“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 – when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?”

No dipshit, the earthquake (and resulting deaths of almost 70,000 Chinese so far) is not karma. It’s a tragic geological event that has impacted a whole lot of people who have absolutely nothing to do with the treatment of Tibet by the Chinese government.

I’m not one of those people who thinks that celebrities should keep silent on important matters, but I think in this case Stone would be most helpful by just keeping her mouth shut and maybe slapping a “Free Tibet” bumper sticker on her car. It beats making idiotic statements that essentially translate to “I totally wish people would stop being mean to each other. Also, cultural subjugation is icky.”

In response to Stone’s comments, many Chinese cinemas have pledged to boycott her films. Hell, Americans have already been doing that for years.

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