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It's so refreshing to see someone not try to reduce a debate into simplistic terms:
But I think I've got the sense to realise that, much as I love an argument, there's a hell of a lot I don't understand so, whilst I might wade into debates on stuff at DiS based on instict and random guesswork, I like to think were I in that kind of position she's in I'd have the sense to accept a lot of weight'd be placed on my words and to choose them carefully and admit ignorance/lack of understanding where needed.
I have a dream...
I think I'm going to have to kill him for teaching millions of people exactly what karma isn't
You made me giggle
And I agree with you. Which is why I do sympathise with the view that maybe they shouldn't lend themselves as mouthpieces to causes they don't fully understand.
The problem is people care about what celebrities think, for some reason. I don't think sharon stone was walkign about cannes saying "Hey i've got something to say about the whole tibet thing, I think you're really gonna want to hear this, this is some groundbreaking stuff"
But at the same time she and any other celebrity would know that people are going to place an entirely inappropriate weight on what she uses and treat her as though her celebrity marks her out as an "expert".
like on earl
See also her comments on the Middle East.
I can't fucking stand her.
Although it was funny when her husband got his feet bitten by a komodo dragon.
and doesn't day much for Karma if it can't be precise enough to strike at the Communist Party top men in Beijing, but misses by hundreds of miles and kills thousands of innocent bystanders.
"I thought, 'Is that karma?' When you are not nice, bad things happen to you."
"They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry."
"I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else."
"It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren't nice to you."
i understnd them
...didn't he cain off the spastics?
So now the question is: What did we do to deserve Catwoman and Basic Instinct 2?
in a past life to deserve to be in them?
She was Pol Pot.