Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Celebrity Pulls Out Of 'Be The One' Gulf Restoration Video


The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been making headlines for awhile now. A positive spin to the crisis is in development. A celebrity-filled campaign is in the works to draw attention to the oil spill, but one of its participants is backing out due to uncertainties. Sandra Bullock is seeking to withdraw her commitment to the campaign because the campaign is in the midst of choosing a corporate sponsorship to back the campaign. Bullock is one among many celebs who appear in "Be the One," a video that describes the oil spill's national interference. At the end of the video, a credit says it is presented by Women of the Storm and Restore the Gulf. American's Wetland Foundation is listed as a partner to the campaign. A report driven by the Huffington Post said the Women of the Storm and the foundation were financed by oil companies, including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo and Chevron. Here lies the controversy that made Bullock want out of the campaign. A publicist for Bullock released a statement saying, "At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence over Women of the Storm or its message. We have immediately asked for her participation in the P.S.A. be removed until the facts can be determined." Officials for America's Wetland Foundation have released a statement saying the contributions it received from the oil companies were for scientific and ecological research.


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