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Where’s the Buzz: Sharon Stone & China controversy

June 7th, 2008 by

Sharon Stone at Cannes invited controversy after making an insensitive remark about the devastating earthquake in China that has left over 67,000 people dead. Sharon, interviewed by the Chinese media, suggested that the recent earthquakes in Sichuan Province were karmic retribution for Beijing’s treatment of Tibet.

All these earthquakes and stuff happened and I thought, ‘Is that karma?’ When you are not nice, bad things happen to you..

Baidu Index shows “Sharon Stone” search volume in China peaked around 6 folds immediately after her remarks.

Sharon Stone Search in Baidu Index

Quick to react , French fashion brand “Christian Diordropped Sharon from its advertising campaign in China.

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