Sharon Stone is the Public Enemy of All Mankind, Apparently


Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Sharon Stone is “The public enemy of all mankind,” which has pissed off her patron Christian Dior:

‘Facing the possibility of a boycott of its products, the luxury company said Thursday that it had dropped the American actress Sharon Stone from its advertising in China after she suggested last week that the recent earthquakes in Sichuan Province were karmic retribution for how Beijing treated Tibet.

‘…The gaffe, which also provoked calls for boycotts of films in which Stone appears, brought sharp criticism from the Chinese media. Xinhua, the state-run news agency, referred to the actress in an editorial Thursday as ‘the public enemy of all mankind.’

‘The public enemy of all mankind’ — I like that.

I once ran in to Ms. Stone, or was informed that I’d just run into her, at my favorite little suburban boho cafe in the Avenues, north of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, where I frequently used to go to drink coffee, listen to death rock and write porno. The place is close to the ultra-swanky Lake Street area, where I was given to understand that she lived — at the time, she was married to San Francisco Chronicle publisher Phil Bronstein.

I remember this surprisingly unglamorous woman wearing leggings and a long black sweater, walking a stroller. I thought, ‘Wow, that chick is kind of MILF-y’. I approve of such things, as a matter of course.

She was chatting with the barrista, who was about 16. As soon as MILF lady left, my companion whispered to me ‘That was Sharon Stone.’

‘Bullshit,’ I said.

The door hissed shut and the barrista kind of shuddered all over and went “Oh my GOD oh my GOD oh my GOD!!!!” and squealed for a while and jumped up and down.

I shrugged. ‘I guess that was Sharon Stone,’ I said.

So there you go… I guess I cruised the public enemy of all mankind once and I didn’t even know it. Unless both the barrista and my friend were utterly in error, and this was just some random innocent MILF, mistaken for local royalty when she was just tryna buy a friggin’ latte.

Image: Sharon Stone in Berlin, 2007, by Siebbi, from Wikipedia.


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