Wilson: 'The Dalai Lama Is Corny'

Hollywood actor OWEN WILSON has dismissed spiritual leader the DALAI LAMA as a "corny" purveyor of "goofball ideals".

The STARSKY AND HUTCH star, 36, went to hear the Tibetan holy man speak to "impress a girl" - but he found himself utterly nauseated by the audience and speaker alike.

He fumes, "The crowd made me want to throw up. At the end of his corny lecture, with a bunch of goofball utopian ideals, he opened it up to questions.

"Somebody asked, 'What's the answer to world hunger?' And his answer was like, 'Sharing!' And everyone oohed and aahed like he'd just solved the problem.

"Somebody else asked, 'What's the solution to racism?' And he came back with, 'We all have the same colour of blood,' and everybody was swooning.

"I just couldn't believe what the big deal was."

08/06/2005 21:26

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There are 6 million Tibetans and countless other nationalities that have great respect for the Dalai Lama. Who is Mr. Owen Wilson? Just another dumb blond American actor. I do think that he has the right to his opinion. Some of his movies are good but funny thing is that the most of the roles that he has played is actually a role of dumb American blonds. Maybe in person he is just like the guy in his movies.Only different between him and us who watch what we say is that he may have lot of money. Maybe he can buy respect with his money.DorjeeTibetan
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You are a moron and your movies suck.
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Owen Wilson is entitled to his opinions - no matter how stupid or moronic they may be. To say the Dalai Lama is "corny" and has "goofball ideas" is truly sad. I don't think peace, compassion, sharing, and friendliness are corny or goofball. I think His Holiness is a wise and caring person who gives of himself and reaches out to help bring people together by thinking and helping others to think of others. Shame on you Mr. Wilson and your vile and selfish ways. By the way, if you want a definition of "corny", watch your own movies and study your own acting.
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