We'd prefer learning a skill we can use, but Sharon Stone's only offering at the moment is a surefire tactic for ticking off 1 billion people all at once.

China is considering a boycott of the actress' films (yeah, she's got a few coming up) in light of her comment last week that the recent devastating earthquake, which resulted in at least 65,000 deaths, could be a karmic response to the government's hard-line policy against Tibet.

"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," Stone, a prominent supporter of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan rights, told Hong Kong's Cable Entertainment News Thursday at an event during the Cannes Film Festival.

"And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice, that the bad things happen to you?"

Oh, dear.

Ng See-Yuen, founder of the UME Cineplex, one of China's biggest theater chains, called Stone's comments "inappropriate" and said actors should not mix talk of natural disasters with personal politics.

Alleviating the moment somewhat, Stone also mentioned a letter she received from the Tibetan government stating its intention to help those suffering in China.

"They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry," Stone said. "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."

Nevertheless, here's hoping Stone isn't called upon to be of service to the blogosphere anytime soon.

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