Bullock Tries to Get Out of Gulf Ad ...

... after learning that it's sponsored by the oil industry
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2010 5:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sandra Bullock is fighting to get herself taken out of a prominent public service announcement for the Gulf after learning that the ad's sponsor has ties to the oil industry. The "Be the One" ad (see it in the video gallery) is sponsored in part by America's Wetland Foundation, which Think Progress calls a "greenwashing" group for big oil funded by the likes of BP, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute.

Bullock's publicist said she did the spot on the advice of her attorney. "At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence" over the message. "We have immediately asked for her participation in the PSA be removed until the facts can be determined." (Read more Sandra Bullock stories.)

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