Stone Sees 'Karma' in China Quake

Beijing hasn't been treating Tibet very kindly, actress notes
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 10:53 AM CDT

Sharon Stone might consider leaving international politics and the mysteries of the universe alone. The outspoken activist actress raised eyebrows on a Cannes red carpet last week when, during an on-air interview, she suggested that the Chinese earthquake that is believed to have killed 67,000 might have resulted from "karma" in Tibet, People reports. 

"At first, I am not happy about the ways the Chinese were treating the Tibetans," she started, referring to the alleged human rights violations. "And then all this earthquake and stuff happened and I thought, 'Is that Karma, when you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?'" (Read more Sharon Stone stories.)

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