Bullock in trouble over Gulf spill video
Sandra Bullock’s representative has asked for her part in a public service announcement video on Gulf spill to be edited, till it is confirmed that the clip has not been influenced by a coalition of oil companies.entertainment Updated: Aug 01, 2010 12:30 IST
Sandra Bullock’s representative has asked for her part in a public service announcement video on Gulf spill to be edited, till it is confirmed that the clip has not been influenced by a coalition of oil companies.
It turns out that the PSA Be the One produced by a Louisiana-based group, has been sponsored by America's Wetland Foundation, a group allegedly connected to oil companies including BP, Shell and American Petroleum.Bullock had signed up to appear in the clip to promote a petition asking U.S. politicians to put together a fully funded restoration plan to help the beleaguered Gulf Coast.
The Daily Express reports that, till the truth comes out, her part in the video be removed, according to NOLA.com.
“Ms. Bullock was originally contacted through her attorney to be a part of the PSA in order to promote awareness of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” The Daily Express quoted Bullock''s spokeswoman Cheryl Maisel, as saying in a statement.
“At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence over Women of the Storm or its message.
“(Bullock will continue to) pursue opportunities that will bring awareness and support to the plight of the Gulf region,” she added.
First Published: Jul 31, 2010 13:46 IST