If this is true, then we stand behind her decision 100%! That would be so fucked up!
The PSA (above), called Be The One, was put together by Women of the Storm's Restore the Gulf campaign, which is sponsored by the American Wetland Foundation. That group has allegedly taken money from oil and gas companies - INCLUDING BP!
Her publicist, Cheryl Maisel, claims:
"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. 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 [Bullock's] participation in the PSA be removed until the facts be determined."
The organization, however, denies these claims, and have asked to meet with Bullock to explain the matter.
Founder Anne Milling explains:
"I was shocked and of course very disappointed. However, I do believe that once Ms. Bullock hears and listens to the facts and understands that Women of the Storm has had no connection or taken money from oil companies, I think that will allay her fears and I believe she will rejoin our video because she really believes in coastal restoration. She is committed to that."
We hope that she's telling the truth, and this matter can be resolved!
It would be such a shame to have what appears to be a good cause be tainted like this!
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