US actress Sharon Stone has been shunned by a Chinese film festival after she made insensitive remarks about the countryâ€™s recent earthquake.
The Basic Instinct star was forced to apologise after she stunned journalists at last monthâ€™s Cannes International Film Festival in France by suggesting the disaster was the result of “bad karma”.
Stone linked the tragedy, which killed more than 67 000 people, to Chinaâ€™s treatment of Tibetans, saying: “All these earthquakes and stuff happened and I thought, â€˜Is that karma?â€™ When you are not nice, bad things happen to you.”
The comments led to Chinese officials calling for a boycott of all her upcoming film projects, and now Stone has been told she is not welcome at the countryâ€™s Shanghai Film Festival, which begins on June 8.
Stone attended last yearâ€™s event as the ambassador for French design house Christian Dior. However, protests in China have led to advertisements featuring the actress being taken down. â€“â€“ Showbizspy.com