Sharon Stone dropped after China gaffe

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FRENCH fashion house Christian Dior said today it had dropped Sharon Stone from its Chinese advertisements and released a statement from the actress apologising for saying the earthquake that struck China may have been the result of bad "karma" over its treatment of Tibet.

The 50-year-old actress said she was "deeply sorry" for causing anguish and anger among Chinese people with her remarks in an interview last week.

Stone models for Christian Dior SA, and the company's Shanghai office issued the statement.

The public relations manager for Dior in Shanghai said Stone would no longer appear in the company's advertisements in China.

"Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people," Stone said in the statement.

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