what sharon stone said:
"Well you know it was very interesting because at first, you know, I am not happy about the ways the Chinese were treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don't like that. And I had been this, you know, concerned about, oh 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 all these earthquake and stuff happened and I thought: Is that karma, when you are not nice that bad things happen to you? And then I got a letter, from the Tibetan Foundation that they want to go and be helpful. And that made me cry. And they ask me if I would write a quote about that and I said,"I would."And it was a big lesson to me, that some times you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who are not nice to you. And that's a big lesson for me..."
for those who don't read English or haven't seen this original context of what she said, have no right to criticize her.
but of course, for those who have read and understood the passage above can say anything about her.
i think part of what she said was unwise and unnecessary.
updated on 6/1
thanks to those who have spent their time leaving comments here.
at first, i hesitated to publish this post because as you all could tell, i would easily become the center of attack by the fierce 憤青. but surprisingly， it didn't turn out that badly, at least until now.
When I read part of what she said on a local newspaper which translated "karma" as "報應"（deserved fate）, I was shocked because i believed Sharon Stone, who has been a celebrity for more than fifteen years should be smart and experienced enough to know what is considered appropriate to say in public. She has always been the outspoken female actress in Hollywood; but outspoken doesn't mean stupid. so then i went to youtube for her original clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYoZEn9vlzE)
After watching the clip, I thought what she said was mostly 1) unwise: there was no need to state that China was being un-nice to Tibetans; 2) unnecessary: there was no need to link up tibet and the olympics with the earthquake.
I watched the clip again to figure out what exactly was the message she wanted to convey after all. My guess was that she decided to tell people her "evil" thought, her irrational rationale due to her close relationship with Dalai Lama. But after getting the letter from the Tibetan Foundation, she realized she was very wrong to think of it as a Karma at first; therefore she regretted and cried.
This is just my guess. You can agree on it. You can disagree on it.
But the way her story was told was just wrong. She exposed too much on her evilness too honestly, which shifted all attention to her wrong thought rather than her realization.
I belittled her at her coldblooded first thought. Well, but what next? Sharon Stone is just Sharon Stone. What she said doesn't affect how i live. so just let it go!
But then local press began to interview Chinese celebrities on their views. Certainly, every one has the freedom of speech; I respect that. But i honestly wonder how many of the interviewed celebrities have made an effort to find out the true story, the whole story before they said a word about her. Not only newspapers carelessly translate "karma" into “報應”, Cable TV also made inaccurate translations on her whole speech, and TVB deliberately cut off her speech after she said the word "Karma" (they missed out the whole story basically...)
If Chinese celebrities demand Hollywood actress to think before she speaks, then I demand (certainly I have no right to demand, so i "Wish") Hong Kong artists to learn the truth before they comment (or criticize.)
That's all I want to say.