This is going to be a bit different than what I normally do on here. I try to stay sweet....and all cotton candyish normally..... when I can. But every once in a while....something "sets me off"...and I must share it :~) HA! This is one reason why I have a blog. To inform people....not just about my family goings on but pertinent information regarding various topics.
I came across this article today while reading the news on CNN's website. It was regarding the very famous French Fashion "House Of Dior" and how they have released Sharon Stone from representing them (only in their China Ads) as one of their spokespeople because of the comments she made at Cannes recently regarding the earthquake in China.Which basically what she stated was something of a suggestion that the "Chinese earthquake which killed at least 70,000 people was the result of bad karma." Her comments have now outraged the people of China, and who can blame them??
Her comments bothered me as well....because we aren't talking about "cockroaches" dying and loosing their homes here....we are talking people.....SOULS....lots of them.
Today I wrote the House of Dior and told them...in so many words a huge "Thank You" for dismissing Stone as their spokes person in China.
Now......I don't wear Dior...I'm not against it...it's just not me nor in my budget.
I think I bought Miss Priss some fake Dior looking earrings once in New Orleans or at the Mall when they were the "rage." However, that is about the extent of my Dior buying experience.
Yet I do APPRECIATE when I see and hear of someone doing the right thing and I TRY to always give them an "applause" of some sort or another. That is why I wrote to The House Of Dior today. Because they did the right thing in opposing the comments of Ms. Stone. Personally I wish they would have gone further and fired her altogether.
What has happened in China is not to be taken lightly no matter what their Government has done through the years and continues to do. It's the innocent people that have suffered under China's regimes and policies and it is the innocent people that are suffering now as a result of this earthquake.
Let me say this as well......while I'm yaking my opinions.....
#1. I am all for a FREE TIBET. I want to see that as much as anyone.
#2. I am well aware of China's Human Rights violations. Check it for yourself at this site.....Amnesty International.
#3. I too wonder if our country should participate in the Beijing Olympics because of these violations amongst other issues regarding China.
#4. I receive many e-mails reporting on the products that come into our country (and others) from China. Especially regarding the social/economic problems that now impact our country. These usually come along with various sorts of boycott information, etc. etc. etc.
I haven't any "pat answers" or easy solutions or any solutions in fact to any of these issues. I just do what I can on my end. Which sometimes to me doesn't seem like enough. I wish I could fix it all but I can't.
In conclusion I want to say that I like what the Tibetans did when the devastating earthquake hit China. They have prayed for the Chinese people......but they also took action and raised financial support for the quake victims and have sent aid to the stricken area.
They didn't curse them or accuse them...didn't blame it on "bad karma" for the way they treated the Dali Lama and their fellow countrymen...instead....they rose to the "occasion" and "served their oppressors."
I think that says alot.
Don't let Hollywood or anyone else speak for you. Speak up for, and on the behalf of others who can't speak for themselves whenever you get the opportunity......even if it's just to write a comment on a website. Wither it be to the "House of Dior or Popeye's Chicken."
Hey we live in Louisiana, we eat that stuff here....and I have called their comment line recently to give a "THANK YOU" to them regarding their drive up window person at the location by my house....unbeknowns to her...I noticed her name on her name tag and scribbled down their "800" number off the window and wrote myself a NOTE to "call Popeyes" right then and there in my truck while waiting for my order to be filled because this little girl was so sweet and helpful!
I'm sure all they ever get called about on those comment lines are bad situations....why not spread some love once in awhile??
It DOES make a difference to someone.
By the way.....the "House of Dior" has written me back a wonderful response.
Frankly, I'm impressed.
So I may just have to go out and buy myself a nice, little scarf or something of theirs. Maybe Dior will donate some of their proceeds to the earthquake victims even. Who knows?
Better yet....I might have to get this Tee Shirt instead...you might want one too!
Check it out...."5o Thousand Shirts"
I will post what they said in a little bit.