Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Occasionally I will read something that makes my brow furrow. And this week it has been furrowing massively at the gauche way actress Sharon Stone- a supposedly intelligent women- sums up the earthquake in China.
When asked if if she knew about the disaster she replied,

""Of course. You know, it was very interesting because at first I am not happy about 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."
"Then I have been concerned about, oh, how shall we deal with the Olympics? Because they are not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who is a good friend of mine.

"And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened and I thought, 'Is that karma, when you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?'"

Stone, 50, said her attitude softened after she received a letter from a Tibetan charity which planned to launch a relief programme for victims of the earthquake.

"They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry," she said. "It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren't nice to you."

Outraged Chinese citizens have already begun posting their responses on YouTube and calling for Stone to apologise.

So by her reckoning perhaps more than 60,000 people died because the Chinese government aren't nice? Who were the people of the South being not 'nice' to when Hurricane Katriona hit? Who were the people who died in that devastating Asian Tsunami being mean to? Did somebody in Burma call Richard Gear a bold name? What about 9/11? was it okay to slaughter innocent men women and children because maybe the American government might not have been so 'nice' to some people? When Sharon Stone almost died from a brain hemorrhage was it because she had been out stepping on bugs in her garden earlier that day? Perhaps Basic Instinct 2 made karma look her way?
How nice that her attitude to countless deaths, impossible suffering and the overwhelming destruction caused by a natural disaster 'softened' when she heard a group of Tibetans were charitable. Nice that it took somebody else's charitable spirit to be apparent before she could locate hers.
You know what else would be nice? If now and then celebrities thought about what they were going to say before they opened their big yaps. It would be super nice not to hold the people of a country responsible for the actions of their government. It would be super duper nice to understand that shit happens, and we as people deal with it as best we can, and that fucking karma has nothing to do with it.
And it would be hella super duper nice if Sharon Stone stopped for a second and count her lucky stars that she's fortunate enough to not be in the middle of a disaster and that compassion costs bugger all.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that La Stones supposed uber intelligence is a publicity gimmick...she is much better at flashing her pussy. She was never a member of mensa (the organisation for egos)and the intelligence test that her IQ was rated on years ago is now discredited and dubious. Given her pronouncments on the earthquakes in China, this now makes sense. As I say, she's much better at flashing her "puddy"

Re Basic Instinct 2, I found it pathetic, she's still eminently fuckable at the age of 50, but her self inflated opinion of her intelligence is off putting, ...Dali Lama..."Sharon ...who???"

9:59 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a pain alright when famous (and sometimes less-so) celebrities believe that they have such a good grasp of what's going on in the world that they can make a statement about a major issue without first thinking about whether they know anything about it.
Why aren't these muppets challenged by their interviewers immediately after they say something daft like that?
I suppose we'll soon hear that she "mispoke".

10:08 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

She could be a member of Mensa, I know more than one eegit who is.

BBBm or just issue an 'I don't know enough about it at the moment to comment' answer. That's all. I mean the Olympics? WTF?

10:19 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

This Sharon Stone and the Sharon Stone that was in Casino are, apparently, the same person. However, they no longer look alike.
She suffers the delusion, common in LA-LA land, that what she says is important. It isn't, and why someone would look for a quote from her on any subject is beyond me.

10:52 a.m.  
Anonymous Shebah said...

The woman is a complete plank. Unfortunately because she is a celebrity the meeja give her the oxygen of publicity no matter what crap comes out of her mouth, and many brain dead morons will take on board her views as their own. She should be gagged. (And I have to say the Gucci shoe wearing, friend of the stars, Dalai Lama should also put a sock in it).

11:00 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I'm not saying actors CAN'T have views on any subject that pertains to them, but just that because they have a public platform the OUGHT to think carefully about what is it they are about to say, or say nowt at all.

11:01 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Some other words of wisdom from the oracle that is Miss Stone:

"If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want - except neurosurgery"

"People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so"

I consult her everyday through my little hat made of tinfoil.

11:04 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I'm going to rename or Oracle Stone so.

11:06 a.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Sort of like the Rosetta stone? If we understand the code then we will truly know the world. I believe her to be the Messiah.

1:14 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

She's not the Messiah, she's a very naughty goy.

1:33 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, to be fair, we know that Katrina hit the Gulf coast because "New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that."
And we know that 9/11 happened because "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America."
And we know that the south Asian tsunami happened because "these resorts, which unfortunately exist in Islamic and other countries in south Asia, and especially at Christmas, fornication and sexual perversion of all kinds are rampant...The fact that it happened at this particular time is a sign from Allah. It happened at Christmas, when fornicators and corrupt people from all over the world come to commit fornication and sexual perversion."

Seems like Sharon is in good company.

1:37 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sweet jumping jack rabbits, and I thought 'nice' and 'karma' were buzz words. it's always staggering and disheartening to watch people try to shape events to fit their moral and personal codes.

1:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Sinéad said...

Off topic - apologies. Am I totally insane or was there a post up here this week about bumping into an old friend on a garage forecourt? Am I going mad or did I see it somewhere else?

3:24 p.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Inexcusably stupid.

Many people, not just celebrities, will take a subject that does not pertain to them in any way, and turn it around so it does and can be used to advance something about themselves.

Stone wasn't talking about China or Tibet, she was talking about herself. She turned this around so she could mention that the Dali Lama is her friend. She was asked about the earthquake, not the Dali Lama but she leapt the degrees of separation to get him in there and enhance her own reputation, forgetting in her all-consuming eagerness to preen, how idiotic the leap made her sound.

What an ego.

3:29 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

What a stupid cunt.
She also advised young women a while back to just give in and give a dude a blow job if he's pressuring you for sex.

4:37 p.m.  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

So nice to know that any misfortunes that befall me are in fact Karmic acts based on someone else's decision.

Mind you, I remember feeling similar outrage when I first read Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner and thought it seemed dreadfully unfair that the rest of the crew died because of the idiot who shot the albatross. They died so he could be made to feel guilty. Great.

5:06 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

She's a tiresome numbskull and no mistake. And her ego is without limit.

Sinéad, that was a good few weeks back. Feb 25th to be totally exact as sometimes I am wont to be.

6:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Sinéad said...

Wow, it only showed up in my feed this week! Damn technology.

Just wanted to say it was a spot on post, I think most women have a toxic friendship like this in their past. Mine was a friend who I started working with, who turned into a nasty witch, later confessing it was out of insecurity and jealousy. Broke my heart, it did.

8:18 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Och I hear you. Not nice when people we think of as true friends turn out to be lousy friends, it takes quite a while to get over the let down.

8:26 p.m.  
Blogger laughykate said...

She may have the ability to scrub up okay, but she has has the ability to be abominably stupid.

1:22 a.m.  
Blogger savannah said...

it seems some people need to remember that just because a microphone is in front of them, doesn't mean they have to speak, sugar! sadly, ms stone hasn't learned that yet.

4:26 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Spot on ladies, spot on.

8:42 a.m.  

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