Sharon Stone Apologizes – Again – for China Remarks

06/04/2008 at 08:10 PM EDT

Sharon Stone Apologizes – Again – for China Remarks
Sharon Stone
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Sharon Stone issued another apology for her remarks at the Cannes Film Festival about the earthquakes in China.

"There have been numerous reports about what I said in Cannes," she said in a statement Wednesday. "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."

Stone, 50, who has a long history of political activism and is friends with Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, said at the film festival she was "not happy" with the Chinese treatment of the Tibetans and wondered aloud whether karma was at work with the earthquakes.

This year's Shanghai International Film Festival has refused to invite the Basic Instinct star. Stone had attended the event last year.

This was her latest apology. She issued one last week, saying, "I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people."

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