BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Several Chinese actors have criticized U.S. film star Sharon Stone for saying the recent deadly earthquake in China was a result of bad karma.
"All these earthquakes and stuff happened and I thought, 'Is that karma?' When you are not nice, bad things happen to you. I'm not happy about how the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else," Stone said at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Variety.com pointed out Stone also said she wept when she saw the devastation wrought by the May 12 quake and expressed a desire to help victims. However, those remarks weren't as widely repeated as the karma statement.
"This actress does not deserve our attention. The best way is to ignore her. I will never watch her films in future," actor Liu Wei told Variety.com.
"Sharon Stone's remarks made all Chinese people and the world shocked and angry. She does not respect the Chinese people, as well as people's lives. Sichuan's earthquake affects everyone's heart," Wei's fellow actor Lu Qilong told the entertainment industry trade paper.
"Sharon Stone's performance shows that not only does she lack love, but she lacks humanity. How could she say such things!" said actor Tong Dawei.