9/09/2009

Sharon Stone: China's "not the Botox capital of the world"

Stone sorry for 'karma' comment

From South China Morning Post
By Vivienne Chow
Sep 08, 2009

Hollywood star Sharon Stone has apologised for her "bad karma" comments on the Sichuan earthquake, 15 months after the incident upset Chinese communities around the world.

"I'm sorry that my comments caused pain to a nation and a people. I hope my apology will be accepted and finally fully understood," Stone says in an interview in the latest edition of Hong Kong Prestige magazine.

Stone, known for her links with Tibet, made her provocative comments at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. When asked about what she thought of the earthquake, which left 87,000 dead, she replied: "I'm not happy with the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And the earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that bad things happen to you?"

The comments cost her a beauty ad deal with Dior in China and brought a ban on her movies. Dior subsequently released a statement quoting Stone apologising, but she later told The New York Times that the apology had distorted her words and she was not going to apologise.

In the Prestige interview, and began sharing custody of one of her children.the Golden Globe-winning actress explained that last year she went through the trauma of two miscarriages and began sharing custody of one of her children.

"I forget that when I speak sometimes the whole world listens," said the American actress best known for her role in Basic Instinct.

She also praised China as a country, the hospitality of the Chinese and Chinese culture as a whole.

Stone, 51, said ageing was about "really accepting yourself and loving your age", and she loved China because it embraced this concept. "It's not the Botox capital of the world."

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9月9日《参考消息》 题:莎朗·斯通为辱华言论道歉

【香港《南华早报》网站9月8日报道】题:斯通为“报应”说道歉

好莱坞明星莎朗·斯通为她称四川地震是“恶报”的说法道歉。

斯通在接受香港某杂志的采访时说:“我为我的言论伤害了一个国家和一个民族而感到抱歉。我希望他们能接受并最终完全理解我的道歉。”

去年5月,斯通在戛纳电影节上说出了挑衅言论。当被问及如何看待导致8.6万多人丧生的四川地震时,她答道:“中国人对待西藏人的方式令我不快,因为我认为任何人都不该冷酷地对待其他人。地震和诸如此类的事情发生了,然后我就想,这就是报应吗?当你不友善时,坏事就会发生在你身上。”

这番言论使她失去了和迪奥中国的一份广告协议,并导致她的电影遭到封杀。迪奥随后公布了斯通的道歉声明,但她本人后来对《纽约时报》记者说,这份道歉声明扭曲了她的原话,她并不准备道歉。

在这次的道歉中,斯通解释说,去年她经历了两次流产,并开始分担她其中一个孩子的监护责任。

这位美国女演员说:“我忘记了当我说话时,有时候全世界都在听着。”

她还赞扬了中国这个国家,以及中国人的好客和中国文化。

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事件背景:

莎朗-斯通嘎纳电影节失言视频
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBGNMhU7MK

英国《每日电讯报》的相关报道(英)
http://fulue.com/2008/05/blog-post_29.html

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