Sharon Stone is taking some major heat for a comment she made at the Cannes Film Festival about the earthquake in China and karma. Her comment is below. Does she deserve the current backlash? And was her use of the word "karma" correct? Dhammadassin, a teacher at the London Buddhist Centre, told the BBC, "To invoke karma is more to do with our desire to nail things down and find someone to blame. But that's not ours to do."
Sharon Stone: "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 so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that, because I don’t like that. And then I’ve been just concerned, oh, how should we deal with the Olympics, because they’re not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who’s a good friend of mine. And then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, ‘Is that karma?’ when you’re not nice the bad things happen to you? And then I got a letter from the Tibetan Foundation that they wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry. And they asked me if I would write a quote about that and I said I would, that it was a big lesson to me. That sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even for people who are not nice to you."