Brad Pitt raises voice against oil spill | entertainment | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 20, 2017-Friday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Brad Pitt raises voice against oil spill

entertainment Updated: Aug 24, 2010 15:50 IST
Highlight Story

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has raised his voice against the executives responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying they deserve the death penalty.

The Inglourious Basterds star spoke out against those behind the oil rig explosion in April, which caused the worst environmental disaster in US history with millions of gallons of oil flooding into the sea, in a new documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.

"I was never for the death penalty before - I am willing to look at it again," quoted Pitt as saying.

Brad PittThe BP oil spill affected wildlife and the habitat of marine and coastal animals. It also caused loss of livelihood for many fishermen and other people who depend on the area for work.

Brad's comments are at the end of the documentary filmed by Spike Lee. An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day spill.