PETA, PETA, PETA– can’t you come up with a cooler angle on this one? The U.S. group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has offered Sharon Stone a free brain scan, since she might be displaying “symptoms of an underdeveloped brain.” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk released a letter stating that:
“Given that millions of people… were killed, injured, and left homeless by the recent earthquake in China, everyone was shocked to hear you dismiss the devastating effects of this disaster. However, your cavalier attitude did not come as a surprise to us. We are used to the indifference that you flaunt and the callous remarks that you make about the suffering and death of the animals whose fur you wear so often.
Scientific studies suggest that the prefrontal regions of the brains of people who lack empathy might be underdeveloped. Here’s our offer: Would you allow PETA to pay for a scan of the prefrontal region of your brain to determine if comments and actions that seem to demonstrate a lack of empathy are the result of a physical defect?”
Considering that Sharon suffered a brain hemorrhage in the past, I can’t say that PETA is being too sensitive, either. Other points: I don’t think money would exactly be standing in the way of her getting a brain scan (he-llo, famous actress, lots o’ cash), and more importantly, she’s a near genius. Onto the next campaign, PETA, preferably one that makes sense this time!
This is most likely the only time I stand up for Sharon, honestly.