Brad Pitt Considers Death Penalty for Oil Spill Execs
He reveals his anger in Spike Lee’s new documentary for HBO.
Brad Pitt is angry. So angry in fact, that he is actually reconsidering his stance on the death penalty – and it’s all because of BP.
When asked what he thinks about the BP oil spill and the people responsible for it in Spike Lee’s new documentarty, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise (premiering tonight on HBO), the handsome actor said, “I was never for the death penalty before – I am willing to look at it again.”
We can actually feel his anger from here. Like his longtime girlfriend, Angelina Jolie, Pitt has always been passionate about helping people, and his efforts do make an impact. His ‘Make it Right’ project has helped build 150 houses in New Orleans for those affected by the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused in 2005, which is precisely why Spike Lee interviewed him for his documentary.
The film was supposed to focus solely on New Orleans and the city’s attempt to rebuild, but after the BP oil spill, Lee made the decision to extend filming to include that disaster as well. Pitt’s choice of words in the film may be harsh, but they echo a lot of the anger and frustration many Americans are feeling in regards to the biggest environmental disaster ever.
If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise will air tonight and tomorrow at 9pm on HBO. (Daily Mail)
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Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.