Washington, May 28 : Sharon Stone's recent 'Karma' comment on the Chinese earthquake has sparked severe criticism in China, and may even have a negative effect on her movie-star status in the country.
The after effects of her comment on the red carpet at Cannes, linking the recent disaster to China's treatment of Tibetans during anti-Chinese riots in March, might land her in trouble as she faces a boycott of her movies in China.
It's been said that the timing of the actress' recent comments was poor as the country continues to mourn its dead following the 7.9-magnitude quake on May 12.
"This actress does not deserve our attention. The best way is to ignore her. I will never watch her films in future," Variety quoted thesp Liu Wei, as saying.
She has also received heavy criticism from fellow actor Lu Qilong, who accused Stone of lacking respect.
"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," said Lu.
"The earthquake is not only China's disaster, but a disaster for all of mankind. Sharon Stone's performance shows that not only does she lack love, but she lacks humanity? How could she say such things!" said thesp Tong Dawei.