Brad Pitt Suggests Death Penalty for Oil Spill Execs

Yep, he'd consider it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2010 7:14 AM CDT
Brad Pitt Suggests Death Penalty for Oil Spill Execs
Brad Pitt leans out of the door of an environmentally friendly house under construction in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Brad Pitt didn’t believe in the death penalty … until the BP oil spill. Now he says he is “willing to look at it again” when it comes to those responsible for the crisis. The remark is part of Spike Lee’s documentary, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, premiering tonight on HBO. The film, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is a follow-up to his 2006 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.

Lee said the film was planned to be “much more upbeat,” but then the Gulf oil spill happened, the Daily Mail reports. Pitt’s not the only one who’s angry: In an interview with GQ, Lee says he doesn’t know “why Obama ever trusted these BP guys! They would lie to their mothers. Hayward does not give a f---. The thing we don't talk about is that eleven Americans lost their lives and it took seven weeks to invite their families to the White House. I'm not trying to bash my man, but that's a long time.” Click here for more.
(More BP oil spill stories.)

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