Sharon Stone has joined the minority of actors standing up against Cancel Culture.
During a recent interview on SiriusXM, the 63-year-old star of movies like “Basic Instinct,” “Casino,” and “The Quick and The Dead” rejected the idea that people should be ostracized for expressing opinions that some people might find offensive.
“I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen,” Stone said. “I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it’s offensive to you, it’s a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other.”
“We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything,” Stone continued. “Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding.”
“Stop being so small! The world is bigger, and people have done so much more than one sentence,” she added. “Grow up. Grow some empathy. Don’t be so afraid of sentences.”
Stone has been doing a lot of media interviews recently to promote her memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice.”