Sharon Stone apologizes for her remark at the Cannes Film Festival about the earthquake in China

June 5th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Sharon Stone – apologizes

Stone, who walked the red carpet in Shanghai last year, will not be invited back soon, Shanghai International Film Festival spokeswoman Tang Bing.Tang said film festival organizers sent Stone a letter protesting her remarks and demanding an apology.French fashion house Christian Dior dropped Stone from its Chinese ads after she made the comments in May during a Cannes Film Festival red-carpet interview. Stone has said she was “deeply sorry” for causing anguish and anger among Chinese people, and she offered to take part in quake relief efforts.

Stone’s film credits also include “Total Recall,” “Sliver,” “Casino” and “The Mighty.”

“There have been numerous reports about what I said in Cannes,” she said in a statement . “I would like to set the record straight about what I feel in my heart and end all of the misunderstandings. Yes, I misspoke. I could not be more regretful of that mistake. It was unintentional. I apologize, those words were never meant to be hurtful to anyone, they were an accident of my distraction and a product of news sensationalism. I am deeply saddened by the pain that this whole situation has caused the victims of the devastating earthquake in China”.

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