Despite her apologies, Dior China is still pulling Sharon Stone‘s ads within the country. Stone made controversial comments at the Cannes Film Festival regarding the massive earthquake in China. She implied that the devastating Sichuan earthquake may have been karmic retribution for China, a punishment for their mistreatment of Tibetan monks in Lhasa. She apologized by saying,
course of the interview I made inappropriate remarks and for any harm
created towards the Chinese people I am extremely sad and apologize.”
Dior is recalling and removing all print ads, and local press reported that citizens were ripping down billboards in several locations. Whoops!