Brad Pitt unleashes anger at BP in Spike Lee doc
August 23rd, 2010
03:25 PM ET

Brad Pitt unleashes anger at BP in Spike Lee doc

Brad Pitt wants those behind the BP oil spill to pay in a very big way - namely, via the death penalty.

During an interview in director Spike Lee's New Orleans documentary, "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," airing tonight on HBO, Pitt, 46, cannot hide his fury over the 87-day leak and the additional devastation it brought to the Big Easy.

"I was never for the death penalty before; I am willing to look at it again," said the father of six, who owns a home in New Orleans and has worked hard to rebuild the city post-Hurricane Katrina with his Make It Right organization.

The documentary marks the fifth anniversary of Katrina, and while Lee wanted to end the movie on a high note with the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl, he felt it was necessary to include the Gulf oil spill as part of the story.

"That's not to say the citizens have been defeated. Their wills are not going to be broken," said Lee. "They are going to keep moving on."

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  1. etelamyempine

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    July 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kaye

    bollywood movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. paul

    He just makes himself look immature and stupid. Get a grip on reality, where does Brad think the Americam global dominance came from that enables him to mouth off in the first place? Live in mud huts and eat berries bozo.

    September 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dawn

    I came to New Orleans to rescue sea turtles and birds BP kept the majority of the rescuers back. We fought for clearance but never gained it. It's known now the sea turtles and many marine animals were burned alive in the "controlled" burns or sank to the bottom of the ocean. We also witnessed dolphins swimming erraticly what experts call drunken dolphin syndrome. We tried desperately to save wildlife but BP would not allow it.
    BP doesn't care about the earth or it's
    http://Www.usanimalprotection. Org

    August 31, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lilith

    Ah, yes. Guru Pitt. America's greatest thinker. It would be pretty hilarious if it wasn't obvious that anyone under 35 actually thinks this turd is the next Gandhi or Einstein. Here's to the idiocracy that America has become. Actors need to do what they do best: Shut The F- Up and do what they're told by their directors. They also have the right to vote and give all their money to any charity they deem worthy. Otherwise, they need to keep the plug in their heads to keep from infecting the wrongly ideological youth who have a hard enough time thinking for themselves.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wondeful

    I think what happened in the Gulf horrible specially for all those people that are living through it. Mr. Pitt like everyone here as a right to there opinion no matter how moronic it is. I know he has done a lot for New Orleans, that doesn't make him an expert. It has been handled wrong from the beginning there is plenty of blame to go around. If stars want to give time to causes that is great but they should think before they speak people did die because of this who would want to see more die? Really! So he did Interview in New Orleans an eon ago, doesn't make him an expert in what has happened. Let's leave that up to the professionals and leave the death penalty for those who really deserve it. WOW!

    August 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wendy

    Irony is...being mad at someone for drilling for oil in the gulf after you just stepped out of your gas guzzling limo which just brought you from your private jet that just landed from your villa in France. Even if you have a point Mr. lack credibility.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Brad at least opened his mouth to say something about the situation which is more than some people would do. Pls people this is about the gulf not Brad, so get a grip!!!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kathy A.

    I keep hearing "rebuild what the government did not do" Well the government did not cause the hurricane. Where I live we get hurricanes almost every year and those on or near the water have this new thing, it's called FLOOD INSURANCE. I don't believe that the government is responsible to rebuild people's homes. You know if you live on or near the water that possibility of a flood is there. Take the precaution and stop relying on everyone else to cloth and feed you.

    August 24, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. imis2003

    Dear Brad... In a way we are all to blame. We want our gas at a cheap price.... And we want it fast. We cannot "only" punish just BP. As you all know, humans have many faults. I understand BP took some shortcuts which were not very sensible. They failed to think about the price that might come later, as the rest of us sometimes forget when we make foolish decisions. Brad, like many others, I drive a car, I prefer inexpensive gas... Is it fair to say off with our head? This is a classic example that we are humans. Lets not lose focus. If we were to inspect other rigs around the world... We will notice that all of them are not 100% proof. When we keep testing nature and not being good to it... Do we expect it to treat us kindly? Everything in life is a lesson. Lets us come together and move past this disaster. I personally believe that all of the things that are happening within the past few years are a wake-up call... Unfortunately, some of us are still sleeping. Wake UP people. Nature is speaking to us... Let us listen carefully.

    August 24, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ed

    Jay, Deas and the other "have it both ways" crowd. Here are some suggestions for you to put into play right now so you can put your words into actions.
    Shop for groceries? Don't. most chains are corporations.
    Own a car or drive one? Stop. Same story again...corporations
    Need clothes?...better no go to Wal-Mart, Targe, or the local mall....More of the same
    Selling or Buying a house?...better not.....unless you aren't usuing a realator...more of the same
    Buying Gas for that car?......egads!......I wouldn't if I were you. More corporation stuff there.
    Going to the movies to watch certain dumba** actors?........Which corporate owned theatre you going to?
    Making a movie Brad? .....Which corporation you gonna work for

    August 24, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. smart

    brad is so pretty, just use his face to cover the hole, or angie's ugly face. All these star and sport persons
    make way too much money, and Ms. OPRAH also, why don't they get their monies together and fix this problem,
    along with other problems her is the U.S. all leave and go to another country and try to fix their problems.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. brandon

    Pitt, you have no right to say such a thing like this. there is only one that makes the decision and his name is GOD.What makes you so angry at BP ? We all make mistakes and you must learn from them. this is a good lesson for all of us. there is going to be a lot more bad things happening in our lifetime. you have to move forward and quit blaming and everything else will be fine.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Stans friend

    Hey guys, will you visit SaveStan.ORG a friend of mine with 4 babies is fighting for his life.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. mad

    have to leave and go the another country for any reason they want. celeb and sports figures have
    got it made. make way to much money, yet we let them by with it. look at M. obama how much
    weight she has gained after getting in the white house. she runs off on vacation when our country
    is in a recesssssssssssssssion.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  16. LeeY

    While it is true that BP needs to be held fully responsible for their actions, folks - ask yourself - "Who really cares what Brad Pitt thinks?" Nothing about this man's life faintly resembles real life. I do not understand why his comments are given such attention.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. das

    I though liberals didn't like the death penalty

    August 24, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. Marcus

    A year from the date the the oil spill began, there will be virtually no physical evidence nor memory of the spill . In fact, people will be hard pressed to remember the name of the oil platform that started it all. How many of you can honestly remember the name of the platform right now without going to Google?!?

    August 24, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. mickey

    what do the economic collapse and the BP oil spill have in common?

    not a single person responsible for either is going to jail.

    try spilling a quart of oil in your driveway every day and see how long it takes to get a visit from the police.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. Marcus

    Let's see–people live on a gulf coast town–BELOW SEA LEVEL–and the town is virtually destroyed by Hurricane Katrina–and the people return to the gulf coast town–BELOW SEA LEVEL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? And they knock the intelligence of the government?!?!?!?!?!? DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  21. brad pitt

    Isn't he eligible for Medicare??

    August 24, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  22. Namegame

    He is just an actor who is spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.
    Why is this crap even reported?
    He's not any typre of expert – just a jerk.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  23. Don-MN

    Please keep your opinions to yourself. The more Hollywood speaks about politics the less respect I have of them. How can anyone take them seriously. They make a living by lying and deceiving (some call it acting), similar to a politician.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  24. timon

    Coming from a man who cheated his wife, yeah right Mr Pitt...

    August 24, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  25. MDB

    Interesting comments by all. Did none of you read just yesterday in the papers that the oil mess is cleaned up and the "pristine beaches" have been restored? Now, I don't totally believe that, but at the same time it shows just how resilient our world is and how hard many people, including BP worked, to clean things up. Many mistakes were made by many people in this. Brad doesn't like that and is angry. He has a right to be. But, is his anger any more authoritative as a spokesman for all of society because he is an actor? The stupidity of his solution proves that he is not. Why do all the drooling, star struck saps out there continue to worship and defend what these stars say and do off camera just because they are good at acting in a movie and using fantasy to make us feel good. He and Jolie have obviously done some real good things in this world with their money and time and that is great, but come on, quit defending the stupidy of his anger and remarks. He was just venting.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. RUSh

    Gee, I wasnt mad about it until Brad put his opinion in...but not Im MAD.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  27. R D Smith

    Perhaps if Mr. Pitt would cut down just a smidgeon on his travels all over the world, we would be less dependent on the oil reserves that BP and the other oil companies (yes, believe it or not there are others, and any one of them could have owned the well that blew) try desperately to pump to keep us all warm, moving and productive. You can't have it both ways Brad – either be part of the solution (less oil dependence) or shut up about the problems that oil companies sometimes have to deal with.. You just make yourself look illiterate and foolish.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jason

    So let me get this straight. Kidnapping, raping and burying a seven year old alive is not enough for Mr. Pitt to consider changing his position on the death penalty, but spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico is?

    August 24, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Deas

    For everyone who says we need to drill to get oil to power our lifestyle: That oil field belonged, ultimately, to the American people. BP execs deliberately choose to mismanage the rig just to increase their already huge profits. The result – millions of barrels of OUR oil was destroyed. If you value the oil America has left, you should be furious when it is deliberately mismanaged. If your babysitter let your child run out on the street, would you hire that babysitter again?

    August 24, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  30. Yankee

    Brad Pitt has zero credibility about anything that sphews from his mouth as does the mate he has right now and like her, suffers from delusions of grand deur and should carefully review the Ten Commandments.

    August 24, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. Betty

    Brad's fury? ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lol

    August 24, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  32. Wow

    Amazing. all you haters who would give anything to be (or at least have the lives of) a Pitt or a Joile or an Aniston. You trash this guy, his wife, and his ex-wife, but look how much they've given to all sorts of causes. What have any of you envious complainers done to better the world? A world outside of your own, obviously miserable worlds? Amazing how bitter, angry, and judgmental people get over others whom they've never even met.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. Deas

    Stunned by all the supporters of corporate malfeasance. Have you read the lengthy NY Times' articles about the deliberate mismanagement by the BP execs? Have you seen the 60 Minutes' interview with the oil rig worker? And, no, you don't get to dismiss all that factual info with a sneery "they're just elitist liberals."
    Check out George Bright's great comment about how to punish corporate execs who choose to hurt the American people. And ask yourself why you're angrier at a tongue-in-cheek remark (that you haven't even seen delivered) by an actor who's been rebuilding New Orleans, then you are at rich executives who caused massive destruction for money.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  34. dwighthuth

    That's why Brad Pitt's married to the Queen of the Black Sabbath and no other man can come near her.

    August 24, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  35. Warrnambool Dave

    Maybe Brad would do better to realise that he along with every other car driving, food eating, air travelling, plastic using (etc etc) citizen of planet earth is responsible for the increasing need for higher risk measures being used to access oil. Sure the oil companies are responsible for ensuring these measures are undertaken as safely as possible but any realist would acknowledge that you get to a point where there's so much of it going on that you are guaranteed accidents. Brad's logic would suggest that airline executives should die for air disasters too? We are all responsible for creating the demand for oil and the profit incentive for oil companies. We all need to accept some responsibility when it goes wrong.

    August 24, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  36. steve s

    Are you kidding me? When will America grow up and listening to idiot actors for political views, this country is going into the crapper, we need to take a serious look at f'd up politcal situation and change it, and tell these f'n weirdos to keep to what they do best, not much...

    August 24, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  37. james

    hey papagiino!you dont have to be a genius to know oil spill...nuthead..

    August 24, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. SUSAN

    Brad Pitt is a citizen. Whatever his ranking as a wealthy movie star - something that I am not all that interested in - he has has the integrity to put some of that money into helping others. He has invested time, money, concern and intention into helping rebuild New Orleans.
    As a citizen, he has a right to speak out and make a difference. I respect him for that.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  39. Small Town Texas

    You know I am proud of the country I was born and raised in. Although, when we get support from our Holloywood folk that step up for a cause that we take pot shots at their home lives. They are human and are going to make mistakes as we all do, but I just wish it didnt take a massive event for them to come forward. What about homelessness in our own country, poverty, hunger, illegal immigration, etc. I know we can all take part in these issues, but I am a firm believer in cleaning up our own issues before we go trying to cure everyone elses issues! We live in the greatest country in the world and are blessed to have what we have, lets take care of it and act like it and hope the power people follow suit.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  40. Kyle

    LOL Brad – such a tough guy.

    I hate when celebrities chime on news, politics – if only we were so wise as them, then we would truly be in a better place. Absolutely useless individuals aside from providing entertainment

    August 24, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  41. OIA65

    Maybe Pitt shoud reconsider the death penalty when one commits a clear cut case of ADULTERY. He is in no position to talk about who deserves the death penalty.............lets see a cheater, and unless he married the homewrecker Jolie numerous kids out of wedlock.......I don't care how much he makes he's in no position to judge anyone

    August 24, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  42. Notafan

    Brad Pitt has always waxed poetic about his beliefs. Problem is he is so out of touch with the real world and has been for a very long time. Mr. Pitt has been able to get where he is today because of his looks and has not had to use his brain. A man that flies arounds in private jets and has so many motorbikes he will not even give the number because it is so many he is embarrassed, and owns more homes then anyone needs, has a footprint on this world bigger then his inflated ego. As long as there are users like Mr. Pitt there will be BP's. Maybe we need the death penalty for self centered miscreanys like Mr. Pitt.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  43. OIA65

    Maybe Pitt shoud reconsider the death penalty when one commits a clear cut case of ADULTERY. He is in no position to talk about who deserves the death penalty.............lets see a cheater, and unless he married the homewrecker Jolie numerous kids out of wedlock.......I don't care how much he makes he's in no position to judge anyone!

    August 24, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Hmmmmm

      Maybe I should reconsider the death penalty for the last 5 or so, maybe all the movies Brad has been in!
      Brad Pitt BP one in the same?

      August 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. MarieAntoin

    Mr. Pitt fails to realize that we are all complicit in our oil addiction. Every time he rides his motorcycle or flys in his airplane he also contributes to the atrocity of what has happened in the Gulf. We all need to be mindful of how our actions effect everything else. Yes BP was greedy and negligent but they would not exist if we did not have such a thirst for this stuff called oil.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  45. sandcanyongal

    This conversation will go further if everyone stays on topic. It's about the oil companies. Perhaps some of you don't realize the extent of permanent damage done in the Gulf or exactly how it will affect the US food supply and the major ecosystems for the next 100 years or more. The following site has a good picture. I'd challenge anyone to eat anything caught in that water, swim in it or drink the water. This isn't about celebrities it's about serious contamination at the hands of BP.

    BP doesn't stop here. There is an underground gas pipeline approved from Wyoming to Oregon that will move BP gas. The damage to ecosystems is likened to Hiroshima. Wild horses have been rounded up twice using helicopters and many pregnant females aborted during this bloody atrocity – in Nevada and in Colorado. We want to save something for the next generation but I don't think we have that long before the rest of the glaciers melt and we start frying or freezing out our produce and food stock. I think those of you preoccupied with Bradjolina need a reality check and more important, a grasp of self-preservation.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  46. momo


    August 23, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. marty1234


    August 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jeepers

    I want to like him. But he's just gotten so...douchy.

    August 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  49. tammy

    I am so sick of hearing about the 'charity work' that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie do. Hasn't anyone else noticed that when said 'charity work' is being done there's always cameras around? These two don't give a crap about the less fortunate. Their own egos and image are all they care about. Their excuse for not getting married is just as bad. To say they won't get married until all gay people are allowed to do so is not a sacrifice. It's a well thought out way of using other people as an excuse for something they don't want to do in the first place. Oh, and someone needs to tell these two that children are not collectables.

    August 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Joe Mahma


    I could not agree more. A slap on the wrist after one of the worst ecological disasters in history when there ARE clearly those to blame, would be useless.

    They execute people in China for much less.

    They should execute ALL members of the MMS who allowed this as well as all those of BP who cut the corners that led to the accident.


    August 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • cliff

      Any chance you work for Brad "arm" Pitt?
      I don't think there were any survivors in your wreck!

      August 24, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  51. tammy

    Brad Pitt's opinion on ANYTHING is useless. He needs to educate himself on what goes on in the real world, not just in the little world he and other 'stars' live in. For the past few years it seems he's only said publicly the things he is told to say anyway. Maybe his puppetmaster will someday let him actually form an opinion of his own. It would still be useless, but at least it would be an actual thought of his own. He's got to start somewhere.

    August 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deas

      Brad's organization, Make It Right, has built nearly 50 homes in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans and helped over 200 people to return home. The homes are also affordable, sustainable, flood-resistant, and culturally appropriate. They are getting a lot of attention from architects and designers, and helping to influence similar relief efforts around the world. You can also check wikipedia for details on the $16 million in charitable donations he and Angela have made, and the organizations they are involved with.

      August 24, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  52. Chuckie Cheez

    I'm not for death penalty, except for those morons who made Ocean 11...wasted my $12 and 2.5 hours. I want man-on-man action.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Alex

    I am not a Hollywood Star worshipper. Like many of you, I don't think much of those entertainment industry "stars" . However Brad and Jolie are two exceptions. Their charity work spans nationally and worldwide. Unlike what some had commented, he probably knows more than most of us "common" folks because he has the drive to, and the resource tio, and the means of access to, get pretty accurate insider information from scientists and people working on the oil spill. He actually put up his own money, time ( yes, all men/women are created equal, but his time is no doubt worth more than most people – he can raise much more disaster relief fund than most – please read about his charity work in the ARCHITECTURE DIGEST, not to mention how much money he can make for himself with his time – from which in turns he donate a sizable amount to help the less fortunate ). Jolie despite all her human fault and wild woman image, is actually a very humane person who cares more about family and other less fortunate people than the glamour of Hollywood. They think alike. Their common charity goal and loves of children – theirs and other people's – probably is what attract them to each other the most, more than their "pretty faces" or "star power". Incidently Jen Aniston also appeared in ARCHITECTURE DIGEST – which reported on her expensive mansion – in contract to Brad's article reporting on the special flood-proof design of houses he helped rebuilt for the Kartina victims – not reporting on his own house.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Travis

    So Gary Ridgway, who murdered dozens of young women ... that didn't make Mr Pitt think the death penalty was worthy. The D.C. sniper killing random people on the streets ... Mr Pitt doesn't agree with the death penalty. Dennis Rader, BTK, still against death penalty.

    Hell, the government fails to provide adequate aid to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The government falters helping with the oil spill. But the death penalty? That's reserved for the people behind BP.

    I think I smell a little bit of bias from Mr Pitt. The only thing I think worse, is that his words will now be used to help inflame the situation even more. Not because anyone should even be listening to him on the situation, but because he's famous.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ronnie Ford

    Thank you for your opinion Brad. Father your own child, live a normal life not in a world that is so comfortable and then tell me your opinions. Money makes life comfortable, live the life of the people you say you are helping and then say you support the death penalty.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Joy South

    Just like hurricane, Katrina the BP Oil spill should not have happened and went on much too long before real help and attention was provided at the appropriate level to contain or resolve the situation. Everyone has a right to their opinion but, when we see a situation that requires help I think we have become too busy to roll up our sleves and simply help.
    America let's keep it simple and do what we can where we are in our communities. Peace this day!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Mr. Davidson

    That's so crazy,nobody has worn Ray Ban aviators since 1980.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Juan

    It's unfortunate that people who are to be looked at as role models for children are so incredibly ignorant and naive. I personally view all of his movies as atrocities so by his logic I could put him up for the death penalty. Celebrity opinions should not matter but people will agree regardless of their own opinions just because their idol is famous. It makes me sick

    August 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Les B.

    Jay, do you have anything intellectual to say or are you just upset with your own limited responses that you feel grand putting others down "online"? you call people idiots and say they are ignorant, i can't but wonder how depressed you are.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Alex

    Meanwhile Brad probably uses about 10,000 times more oil than the typical person on this earth...

    He's like Al Gore, preaching against global warming while jet setting around the world...we need fewer liberal hippie cry baby hypocrites...

    August 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Tristan

    Who does the idiot Pitt want executed, the guy selling jerky at your local BP? That's a great idea, let's start executing people when they make mistakes. About 95% of Wall Street and 99% of the bankers will be first in line. Hey, wait a minute.........

    August 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Oodoodanoo

    I think Wall St. fleecers are worse than BP. BP may be bad, greedy, negligent, etc. But somewhere under all that evil they must have believed that people need oil, and they're working hard to get it to them.

    Wall St. crooks, on the other hand, intended to rob everyone. They did it, too. There was no intent to do anyone else any good.

    THAT deserves a long, slow, painful death.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Teddi

    He's a bit extreme and over dramatic. Where is the real Brad that Jen knew.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Christopher

    Shut up, Brad Pitt.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Johnny

    What a complete ass. Why anyone would ever ask this guys opinion on anything amazes me.... go away Brad.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Noel

    Lots of interesting opinions here.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jss

    He memorizes lines for a living.... not that well.... any idiot can do that... why does anyone care what he or any other hollywood yahoo thinks..

    August 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Death to Hollywood

    Yet another hollywood tree hugger elitest suggesting the death penalty for an industry that provides gas for his luxury vehicles and private jets? Hey Brad, try working an honest day in a real job... in the REAL WORLD. Then, when you say "death penalty" for BP, people may actually lend you some degree of respect.

    Sick of you morons yapping. Time to zip it up and go back to your mansions in the earthquake prone LA area. Love to see hollywood swallowed up by the earth... you disgusting pieces of _______.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. tenbender

    The guy is a total hypocrite. I am sure that he is flying to see the huddle masses in New Orleans in a G5 Gulfstream Jet consuming 1000's of lbs of Jet A (A petroleum product) with the woman he has had 2 or 3 kids with (lost count) and yet won't marry her.

    Another celebrity who talks the talk but doesn't really walk the walk

    August 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Really, Brad?

    Thank goodness, Brad Pitt has finally weighed in! I never know what to think of any situation until a celebrity (preferably one with only a high school education) tells me how to think. Whew!

    August 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  71. JR Jake

    Brad, just how exactly do you apply the 'death penalty' to a corporation and its shareholders? Than again guilt by association can be applied to some of our own governing agencies as well who did not ensure safety, risk management and quality control measures were applied.

    The reason why so many charities exist today is because man has created untenable situations whch allowed some calamities to occur, the Oil Spill being one of them. Many times it is man's ingenuity and turning away at the right time which creates a boon for some and misery for others.

    Good man Brad, speak your piece but be at peace within yourself.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Daniel Troppy

    The American public has already forgotten about the BP disaster and have moved onto watching Jersey Snores. This is the mentality of Americans.....

    August 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Jack

    All the oil work is sub contracted and the BP execs. had no clue who was showing up to do the work. The work was done poorly on purpose to kill BP by the Texas oil men. They Killed Saddam who was the best thing for gas prices and now they are killing BP who feeds ARCO who provides the least expensive gas at the pumps and Exxon/Mobil, Texaco, Shell and Chevron want to kill BP and this is how they have done it. They've been smeared so bad that really Brad's helping the Texas Oil men succeed even more.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. W

    Listening to the ramblings of movie stars on politicacl or sociopolitical issues is like taking medical advice from a plumber.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. jmz

    Oh god another actor feigning outrage over crap they don't know about. Bp screwed up yes. But incase u haven't noticed the gov did too just as bad. Sorry obamas handeling of the situation was atrocious. Libs wanna blame bush for katrina but seem to convieniently forget obamas admin is the one who started gave them glowing reviews. Obama and the dems forced oil companies to drill 5000 ft below. Sea level instead of tapping the. Resources here. And obama is the one who refused help ffrom other govs. Obamas spineless handeling of this made it worse than it needed to be. But that's ok at least he got to work on his handicap

    August 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Elaine

    Brad Pitt is an unintelligent adulterer...who cares what he thinks? Not me...

    August 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Catfeeder

    The irony is, after the interview, Brad Pitt sped off in a vehicle fueled by gasoline. Anybody that uses gasoline..please step into the boat with BP.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Steve

    Who gives a S- what Brad Pitt thinks. All he is is an idiot actor.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. B-Dog

    Hey Brad.... go smoke some more hash and shut up 🙂

    August 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. sandy

    @J and @Drinker – you are morons you don't have to make the rest of us pay for your crooked mind and heavy psychological burdens. Pitt it dink and I never watch any of his flicks because he's a scoundrel and liar – I can't draw the line between the man and the artist – he lied to his best friend, there isn't anyone he won't stab in the back – who gives a damn what he thinks... Because he's a millionaire who made money doing the world's easiest work, adulated for his good looks his opinion is more important that yours? Tssss byotch pleeeez. Who cares about Brangelina – why don't they shut up!?!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Rick

    I don't know about the rest of you but I am waiting until Paris Hilton offers her opinion. Until then, I am still undecided. How many more idiots can we give credit to? obama used this as political ammunition to get his agenda through congress. BP does what it is supposed to do, it weighted the risks and the rewards and unfortunately made the wrong decision. Glad none of you ever made a wrong decision. There is a reason, because most of you are idiots, especially if you are defending Brad Pitt. Again, he and obama are the same, someone has to write their lines for them.
    God save the world from the likes of Pitt and obama.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  82. SRD

    While the loss of 12 lives in this accident was truly terrible, and also the impact on the environment, comments like this are not helpful and will not bring those people back. We are all human and unfortunately make mistakes/make the wrong decision at times...which in this case lead to a major incident and people died. While I don't want to detract from the good deeds that Brad Pitt has done in New Orleans etc, I have to say in this instance he really needed to think before he spoke!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Paul R.

    I don't understand why Brad is so upset given that 75% of the oil miraculously disappeared within a week of the well being capped. Maybe he's just upset because his initials are BP, too.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Baruch

    Sharon said..."In actual fact Tony Hayward's predictions were all proved to be right....most of the oil evaporated with relatively small damage to the environment in relation to the size of spill.."

    Are you a complete dolt?? Oil does not evaporate. In fact it has been shown that the chemicals used on the oil caused 80% of it to sink to the ocean floor where it is now killing scads of sea life.

    I am amazed at the nonsense that people believe. Sharon, go study some physics and some chemistry, for your own good.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      Oil does evaporate – this was light crude (not heavy crude) and 75% of the original mass can evaporate in the first few days (especially in warm water with hot sun)....if anything it's the chemicals used to disperse the oil that is a greater risk now. It appears you like anyone else is just as 'capable' of believing everything you read....does that make you a 'dolt' also. If so welcome to the 'dolt club'.

      August 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baruch

      I stand corrected and apologize for calling you a dolt. I looked into this. Oil can evaporate at high temperatures over time. There is apparently no single temperature at which oil evaporates because "oil" contains so many different compounds. I did not know this.

      However, to state that most of the oil in the Gulf has evaporated is incorrect. The temperatures are too low, and there are also air pressure variables involved. Yes, the "dispersants" are highly toxic and have in fact made more problems than they have solved.

      Your post, minimizing the damage from the release of millions if not billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, is still way off. Maybe you'd be happy eating fish from the Gulf, but it seems very unwise to me.

      August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  85. Baruch

    I wonder how many of the comments here which denigrate Brad and Angelina are coming from people who cinsider themselves to be christians. Consider the hypocrisy of a christian, supposedly one who does not judge "lest ye be judged" condemning this man who has done more for other people than all of the people commenting here combined.

    Think about it and before you criticize someone, take a good look at yourself.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Sharon

    Must have been a slow news day....what a stupid thing to say...I believe Mr Pitt travels by private jet...where does he think his fuel comes from. In actual fact Tony Hayward's predictions were all proved to be right....most of the oil evaporated with relatively small damage to the environment in relation to the size of spill...I actually heard that they're having problems getting the fishermen back to work in the region, as they liked being paid for doing nothing! Obama was sliding in the ratings and hyped things up to make himself look good. I'm not saying the situation wasn't serious and obviously should never have happening in the first place...however when you compare it to the Exxon Valdez spill from 1989, the BP spill in the Gulf has caused a very, very, small fraction of the damage the Valdez spill did and the US paid virtually nothing in compensation...let those with sin and all that jazz...shut up Mr Pitt...if you want publicity, make a decent movie!

    August 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Gigi

    It is really sad how people are judging others. Grow up Brad is an articulate and generous person. I respect his opinion greatly. He did a wonderful job in contributing and helping built New Orleans.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Comments4u2

    Ok, let me get this straight. The death sentence for members of a corporation due to the actions of the corporation. Sound familiar? Don't they do that in Communist China? Looks like Comrade Brad is finally showing us his "elitist" true colors – RED.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Ireadthis

    @MICA: "Conservatives love it when poor fishermen are starved to death and when animals are dying" Really? How big is your survey sample and what's your margin of error? I suspect there might not actually be a statistical correlation. Just sayin.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Gabor47

    Why do actors, who all we know may have an IQ of 85 (or whatever) get an open forum in the main stream media about issues they may or may not know anything about?

    August 23, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  91. carl

    Don"t execute the murderers and rapist, but give the people behind the BP oil spill the death penalty. I think hes a babbling idiot who needs to be quiet.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  92. gafearme

    I always liked this guy as an actor but once he opens his mouth in real life, oh boy, he removes all doubt.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Me Me Me

    Ah ha! So the truth finally omes out. Bradly isn't really against the death penalty. He just wants those he disagrees with exeuted. Pitt, be a man and admit it. Don't keep hiding.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  94. sandcanyongal

    Punishment for BP CEO, Chaney, and everyone else that was involved in permitting BP to drill in the Gulf. 10 years hard labor with all family members on the beaches cleaning up the permanent mess they made. Whoever is for BP staying in business belongs there too. Eat the oil laden fish and other fine products left by them in the ocean. Quit giving in to these traitors. We need to disband this current government and send these companies off the planet before they kill us all with their greed. Kiddos. Open your eyes and ears before you're a statics too. Remain loyal to each other and mother earth who feeds and cares for us, not these companies that have stolen all we have. Enough.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Booger

    Brad Pitt. British Petroleum. Same initials. Same goals. I/we don't care who/what gets hurt, just want what's best for me/us,

    August 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  96. BOBBIE

    So Brad PItt was all Hollywood Liberal until his home was tarnished and NOW he wants the DEATH PENALTY for some
    oil guys....get a clue Brad! No one cares what you think. Shut up or move to France. And take your zombie wife
    and spawn with you.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Cathy

    Brad Pitt is truly the idiot he plays in most of his movie roles.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  98. roxy

    This is news??

    August 23, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  99. AKchic

    Um... BP is NOT a PERSON. BP is a company comprised of many people, including a dozen that DIED on that platform when it went up in flames.
    Who is going to hang for BP's crimes? A janitor? An executive?

    Want someone to blame, blame the gov't for not asking for more stringent safety measures. Blame the gov't AND BP for not enforcing the safety/maintenance measures already in place. You get what you pay for.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Spud

    actors are just that actors, Don't let them make your choice's

    August 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. vicki

    Why do we give a second of our attention to the opinions of the people in HOLLYWOOD?????? Most of them have never finished high school let alone have any experience in worldwide relations!!

    August 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. James

    What an uneducated and dumb statement. Why do stupid people always have something to say

    August 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Dennymonst

    Brad, why don't you just get some damn Saudi judge to paralyze BP execs so they have to live with their consequences on a long term basis?

    August 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  104. jakirk1963

    It's too bad he won't kill himself every time he unleashes a bad movie on us.... He is about as smart as Sean Penn...

    August 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Greg F

    While we are reassing the death penalty, let's include the death penalty for bad acting as well. I'm sick of being ripped off by these spoiled asses that get rich because they look good with little else going for them.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Accountability - NONE for the Powerful and Rich

    No one is accountable any more these days unless you are powerless and poor. Bush and Cheney are not accountable for wars they started. Investment Bankers are not accountable for the financial disaster they caused. No corporate executive is accountable for the disaster and ruin they cause. However, miss your mortgage payment and see what happens.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Hans

    There is a needle waiting for Brad Pitt (BP), he should go slowly as the heroin shoots through his veins.. His ex-girlfriends want to give him poison that rots him slowly..

    August 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Jeff

    I would love to see Brad Pitt have a normal job and see what it is like. Start another Fight Club, pal. The world doesn't turn around you and your wife and brood.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Dumbererer

    And Brad, what do you suggest for adulterers? Public anal defloration? JACK ASS! We all use oil and it is up to the government to correctly oversee safety when the public well-being is at stake. These populist, know-knothing ecologists are worse than a bunch of holier-than-thou Puritans hanging witches in the 1600's. Brad, stick to talking about what you know, which is probably nothing.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Scott

    Thanks to CNN for the most insightful article. I sense a major jouurnalisim award on the horizon. Brad Pitt haqving an opinion about BP is certainly newsworthy and relevant.Can you pander any more blatantly to the Obama liberal agenda?

    August 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Lyle

    Who cares what Brad Pitt has to say, he makes movies, so what!

    August 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  112. RK

    Here we go again. Another liberal Hollywood actor making another comment that unfortunately most of the uneducated Americans pick up on because they can't think for themselves. Were are all the liberals from Hollywood on the Mosque in NY ??? Of course they won't say a thing about that either way. Hollywood is pathetic and all the liberal actors who talk out of both sides of their mouths. Most of them are true hypocrites.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  113. 1liner

    I agree that we read & listen to what the famous actors say. They- some do alot of good with their position & money in life. But, Brad should be carefull with his word's & remember- the backlash- when Tom Cruise spoke out aganist medication to postpartum depression. I think it would be hard to have every move- statement & your family watched, but they have alot of great things that happen in their life.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  114. HMac

    Great. Just when we finally got that idiot Sean Penn out of the news again, yet another celebrity wants to shoot his/her mouth off and expect we should all lend him credibility because he makes a lot of money at the box office. Let's grant expertise where expertise is due...and it ain't due Brad Pitt.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  115. KVAN

    I actually laughed when I read this. Why would he make such and ass out of himself. BAHAHAHAHAHA

    August 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Barbara

    I really enjoy Brad Pitt's movies. I think he's a great actor, but why anyone would listen to him, or put more weight on his opionions just because he's a successful, rich actor, is beyond me. Death penalty? What is this China? Get off your high horse Brad.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Aldo Raines

    "We're gonna be doin' one thang, and one thang only: killin' BP execs!"

    August 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jake

    Hollywood – Where young men turn into old women.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  119. mejazzbo

    Then what will be the penalty for pretty boy guilty of bad acting.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  120. John

    Why is the opinion of a rich hipocritical pretty boy important?
    What qualifies him to pass judgemnt on anyone?...his money....his pretty face...his expensive homes and cars?

    August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Devin

    Dill weed.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Dave

    I don't appreiciate hollywood getting into this kind of matter. Most of them probably don't understand half of the stuff they talk about and it's always a one sided opinion. They need to understand that they do have significant influence on people's thinking. They should really be careful what they preach.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  123. alec Mollison

    Brad Pitt should stick to acting,oil rig workers know the risk and accept it.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Jay

    Welcome all you corporatist apologists – you are giving the ok to murder our citizens with zero ramifications except money.

    Typical ignorant Americans.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • das

      I guess you walk or bike everywhere, don't you? And heat your home with firewood.

      August 24, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  125. John

    Nice to see a major Hollywood figure come over to the darkside.
    If we could get them to agree on capital punishment for all repeat rapists and murderers this would be a better world.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  126. DuhDude

    Brad wants to kill himself. Spike just assumed that BP referred to the oil company. Brad is smart enough to know that humanity dumps an amount of oil equal to the BP spill into the atmosphere every 30 minutes, so blaming BP for oil pollution is like blaming Muslims for religious violence.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Hal

    That is so arrogant. Pitt and Jolie together (because of their lifestyle) have probably already used or helped consume hundreds of times the refined oil an average person would in their lifetime. However misguided and negligent BP was, it was still an accident. I wonder if he feels the same way about the hypothetical God who created the storm that wrecked New Orleans and killed over 1800 people...

    August 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  128. John

    Stick to acting because your social commentary on the subject doesn't deserve the printed word. The death penalty....ridiculous quote.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  129. JazzyNate

    This is a profound and sensationalist statement that contributes NOTHING. The problem needs serious analysis and concrete solutions. We are all part of the problem and share the guilt. We all consume oil and products derived from oil. We are the ones keeping companies like BP in business – there is no 'them' without 'us'. We are the reason oil drilling and exploration involves greater depths of the ocean than ever before. Therefore, should we all be put to death? Are we prepared to DRAMATICALLY cut down our consumption of products that require the production of oil? Ultimately, long-term accountability and responsibility lies with us, the consumers.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Nick

    The irony of all of you who are bashing BP is that all of you use products in your every day life that are brought to us by oil companies like BP! If we don't have oil companies our way of life reverts back to the dark ages! Get off the "Hollywood, I can't think for myself" band wagon and open your eyes! Should BP be held responsible and make amends, absolutely!! But without oil companies, without BP, we don't drive, have plastic, and many other products derived from the oil these companies harvest!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  131. MICA

    AT least Brad is not involved with CHENEY-like corporations who will crash any poor being and look what happened now....Conservatives love it when poor fishermen are starved to death and when animals are dying. What is next ???

    August 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  132. James

    it never ceases to amaze me how hollywood celebrities voice their opinions as though anyone gave a damn. death penalty for BP? How about a death penalty for Mr/Mrs smith? Looks like Brads just another dixie chick.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  133. sddasd

    Brad Pitt uses more oil and puts more CO2 into the air then a 100 ordinary citizens and thats a FACT.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  134. amazed

    Im stunned,,,,,,,,,,,perhaps Brad pitt has been with his borderline personality lover for too long

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  135. carol

    Brad Pitt is an idiot for saying that.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  136. luckjoe

    Brad Pitt makes a living pretending to be someone else. Enough said...

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  137. DirtFOOT

    If this Oil Spill would have happened in China, the BP Executive Board would have been executed, anyone involved in the decision making would have been executed and made an example of. They do it all the time over there.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      True enough, but do you want to live under such a regime? The courts must listen to what the Communist Party says, not the law.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      In China, rapist and murders are also executed- swiftly. If you are advocating cleaning out our death rows with swift executions then feel free to execute a few white collar criminals. Or do you just want to get rid of the killers of birds, mantatees, and fishes?

      August 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Robert

    He looks so dreamy in those glasses.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  139. James

    For all you giving Brad Pitt crap – he is not an idiot and is a fine actor. His opinion differs from yours – try to be adult about it.

    Who should be getting crap is CNN for thinking this is news.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I'm amazed at the level of hatefulness on so many of these comments. I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of those comments are from conservatives. Sadly, they have become a hate group.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  140. MICA

    Conservatives...CONSERVE WHAT???? CANCER-NATIVES...They claim they are conservatives yet they don't like conserving this beautiful world. They will be happy when all fishermen die so they can cash on the oil of the gulf to start another war somewhere else..

    August 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Steve

    Brad spoke and removed all doubt- he is definetly an idiot. Stick to doing exactly what your told by Angelina and quit trying to think for yourself cause you are just not very good at it.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Steve – do you have anything intelligent to add? Or are you just talking right wing BS?

      August 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  142. James

    This is what passes for news? Try harder.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  143. dave

    i think his movie career suffered the death penalty a few years ago.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  144. wuoc naraki

    I agree that we need to hang The owner of BP to death. He deserved it. He killed lot of birds, fish, etc.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robespierre

      Yes, lets round up all of the owners of BP and hang them all. Oh wait, there are only many, many thousands of owners of BP.

      Hypocritical left-wing nut. Hates the oil companies but secretly loves the oil. Oil spills suck, but thats the risk we are willing to take when we use it. When oil companies explore they are just desecrating the environment. When they don't explore, they are just colluding to keep oil prices high to keep the workin' man down. They apparently can do no right by the elitist left wing (who tend to fly around in private jets, yachts, convoys, etc..).

      I'll just have to take Pitt for what he is, an entertaining actor and not worry about his useless social commentary.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  145. alyssa

    brad pitt stfu.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Marnie

    I'm at the south end of my fifties and this show is like a blast from the past. Love it.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  147. dgmgdm

    who takes a statement like that as serious and calls it news?

    August 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  148. MICA

    Too many "" conservatives here, don't feel like conserving the kingdom of God and don't mind Halliburton and Cheneysm to suck up our wealth and make money of poor fishermen. I guess conservatives love to take from the poor to feed their Palins

    August 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Puzzled

    Brad Pitt is against the death penalty for murderers and rapists but would execute corporate executives???

    August 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Corporations are people. Deal with it.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      Yes they are "people", Jay. That means they have rights. As far as I am aware, there is no "death penalty" for a company although it can effectively happen a la Arthur Andersen. It was killed and then its conviction was overturned. Oops–too late!!

      August 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nyarlathotep

      Jay has obviously watched "the Corporation" and now insists on boring everyone to death with it.
      "Murder," incidentally, requires malice aforethought, which clearly doesn't apply in cases of accidental death. Civil courts already exist to handle charges of Wrongful Death.

      August 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  150. BP can also stand for Brad Pitt

    How quickly, like the current White House administration, is it to point fingers to blame? When i need humor, I look to see what the celebrities have to say because they don't have a clue. Doesn't anybody else find it particular coincedential that two of this nation's biggest natural resource disasters, the other being the coal mine disaster, has occurred too close together with the president's own agenda to limit this country's raw natural resource dependence. Even though this is a huge source of income and economic stability for this country. I smell a conspiracy.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Jay

    I love the narrow minded right wingers claiming liberals are acting stupidly.

    A corporation which is a person per the supreme court killed 12 people and dumped a huge amount of oil in the environment which put many people into BK and people have committed suicide over their loss of income.

    The top brass is responsible and should go to prison.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Death to Hollywood

      Your legal interpretation of corporation as "legal persons" is correct. Corporations essentially are legal persons without certain rights, i.e. the right to marry, etc.

      However, criminal intent must first be determined before any convictions are set. The problem is the fine line between civil and criminal justice.

      What I find interesting is that so many people are disgusted with BP... insisting on the death penalty while our own President of this country just increased our national debt by 18% (2 Trillion Dollars)... and yet there isnt an outcry against him?

      Funny how the liberals point fingers at everybody else who don't agree with them... when their own President (one that I voted for) is sinking this country into a lingering financial crisis. For the record JAY, I'm not a right-winger. I just balance my checkbook every month... maybe the federal government should do the same.

      August 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Marnie

    Maybe he should get the death penalty for cheating on Jen.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  153. George Bright

    I think a corporate death penalty is a great idea... Since the courts have ruled that corporations have first amendment rights (buying political speech with company money) they should also be held to other standards of personhood. If a corporation commits a grievous enough crime, it should be dis-incorporated ("put to death") and the assets of the company seized. For lesser crimes, corporate imprisonment sounds about right – take away the company's freedom for a set number of years and take any profits that may have been generated during that period. After the company has "done its time" release it from oversight to rejoin the responsible corporate citizens.

    "But what about the shareholders?" you say... No problem. The free market will take care of this in due course – if the stockholders feel their company is behaving irresponsibly and at peril of being punished they can either sell off their interest in the company (driving stock prices down to reflect the potential risk) or they can change the corporate governance. The market, acting to preserve its own interests, will end up working towards the common good as well.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      100% agree, well said.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deas

      I think your ideas are brilliant. The devil is in the details and fine-tuning, but the basic idea of restricting and/or dissolving a corporation is a very good idea. Thank you!

      August 24, 2010 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      wow... you are so right.... lets start a movement here, can we?

      August 24, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  154. Pruitt Holcombe

    Sooooo....their oil rig BLEW UP, and they should die for it? Granted, it happened because they didn't maintain it properly and the regulatory agency responsible for checking up on it didn't do their job, but come on. They didn't bomb it. It was an accident. This guy thinks the owners of it should die for this? That's disgusting.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  155. rob

    BP made some horrible decisions, some of them in the name of profit. We are a country of laws and they are subject to those laws. Creating retroactively some new "death penalty" based on the whims of people like Brad Pitt is exactly why we have laws–to hold people and corporations accountable while at the same time treating them fairly.

    Once you make an exception–even for a company or a person as unpopular as BP–all of us are vulnerable to chaos.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      rob – corporations are people – they murdered 12 people and should face justice. Or you disagree?

      August 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      Jay, If BP did in fact commit murder, there is a justice system for them to face. If they are convicted of murder they should face the consequences. There are existing laws to deal with this and lots of prosecutors who would love to make a name for him or herself. No need for you to become judge, jury, and executioner.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Death to Hollywood

      Exactly. Everybody wants to hang BP by their toenails and yet they base their opinions on loosely reported "facts" by reporters trying to catch a story. The fact of the matter is that due-process will run its course and from that, a determination of civil and/or criminal guilt will be determined.

      August 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  156. walter

    Funny how libs are so against the death penalty; but when pretty boy Brad starts spewing his verbal diarrhea, they all fall in line and say "yea, we should kill BP officials." Truly pathetic – but typical lib garbage. Thank god your majority will shrink (and hopefully end) come November.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Mica

    Let's hang Cheney and his people who let us all down and sold the gulf for few million dollars to get richer.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Vietnam Vet

    Why would anyone care what another left-wing Hollywood moron says about anything?

    August 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Sandy

    I can easily live without Brad Pitt and wish I could. So far, I am not able to live without oil.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  160. stripes

    who cares what BPitt thinks...go back to mass producing babies!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Tewrobert

    🙂 Yeah!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  162. JH

    I love that people call Angelina a home wrecker – yeah, because Brad was not at fault for any of that, and Jennifer Aniston isn't as lame an boring as a stump.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Jay

    McB – now you are blaming the spill on the working man? management told them to s;peed up and not be safety conscience.

    CSNord – did the negligence of British Petroleum kill 12 people?

    August 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Like it or not, the people who were aware do share responsibility. And some of the men working on the rig said they were aware of violations but were not forcing the issue, for fear of loosing their jobs...
      Some thing people do every day in this country.
      Reality can some times be harsh dude...

      August 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Agree

    I absolutely agree. Corporate appologists and the conservative vermin rather see the US driven into the ground rather see liberals do good.

    As to you bonbon eating fat chicks. Aniston was probably horrible and boring in the sack and Jolie knows how to work it.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  165. kaye cruz

    I think everyone forgot about the TOPIC- BP ! It's not about Brad, but the subject matter & Spike Lee & his work. Good to see that the other people commenting- still like Brad or they would not have mention him in the same breath.

    Thanks Brad,I hear ya.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bea

      It's worth mentioning the vast amounts of money and time that Pitt has personally invested in the recovery of New Orleans after Katrina. I'd say he has the right to express his anger and frustration.

      August 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  166. CSnord

    Ho, hum. Yet another emotional liberal who is the beneficiary of large corporations in a very big way venting against big corporations. Mark Twain once said: If you save a dog from starvation and show him kindness, he will not bite you, which is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

    Mistakes were made and BP should fix the problem. It does not, however, indicate a systemic problem in one of the safest industries there is. This is just more liberal histrionics.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  167. McB

    Whether Pitt is joking or exaggerating, we all know his animoosity is toward the man wearing the tie, not the man with the hard hat... (who likely bears equal responsibility, if not more). This was is a knee-jerk, shortsighted, ill-informed quip from an uneducated man who smiles into cameras for a living.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Almost every man they spoke too said they were aware of violations on the rig and in the industry..But said nothing for fear of loosing their jobs.. and as you get further to the top you find even more blame.. So as to guilt...It is most definitely shared from the bottom all the way to the top...
      As hard a reality as that is for some... In the end most people were worried about their paychecks.. Some paid a bigger price for that worry... And some have yet to pay... And that will be a very long and drawn out court battle.. Ending years and years from now..

      August 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  168. James Inman

    Anyone with half a brain call tell what he said was tongue in cheek... Get a life people...

    August 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Jay

    Almost all of you are corporatist apologists – they are murderers. Corporations are people, therefor, by logic, the management should face charges of murder. Corporations should not have it both ways – they either are corporations or people, and should face the consequences of their money saving negligence.

    You right wingers only care about corporations – and you people are workers, not billionaires.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  170. p

    moronic moron

    August 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Ovillaman

    Infinitdoug, Abbe, Harris are right. The fact that Brad is an idiot doesn't really have much bearing on the oil spill. However, the crap that spills out of his mouth does give credence to the fact that he IS AN IDIOT!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Horace Debusy Jones

    Brad Pitt, like all Hollywood actors, are more than welcome to voice their opinions and concerns.

    But they also need to be aware that they get paid to play pretend.

    Actors need to realize that they are a monkey at the end of the chain. If I want to see that monkey dance, I put a quater in the box and crank the handle. The music comes up and the monkey dances.

    If I don't want to see that particular monkey dance anymore, I keep my quarter and move along.

    I pay to be entertained, I don't pay the monkey to give me advice on worldly matters.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melancholy

      You're the idiot. If you have a job, YOU ARE ALSO A MONKEY ON THE END OF A CHAIN!! Why, because they work as actors for a living, are they any less able to be philanthropic? Why are they less able to voice an opinion than the guy who works at 7-11? Just because they choose to make their living entertaining us, allowing us to practice a little escapism, does not make them non-thinkers! I don't really care one way or another about Brad or Angelina, but I applaud the fact that they actually get things done, which is more than most of the people blogging here probably do.

      August 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Mike

    Funny how liberals are willing to let their so called "morals" be sacrificed when it suits their needs. Just goes to show the hypocricy in their tone. It is absolutely not OK to execute someone (according to a liberal) unless of course it is someone they think deserves it.
    I love Brad Pitt, always have, but if you want respect you need to be consistent. He just lost a little respect from me on this one.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Ed

    Soooo.......just exactly who at BP does he think should be executed. The CEO or all of the shareholders. I just can't get my arms around the stupid comments like this that aren't even print worthy......

    August 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • JennGen

      OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!! Omg, I agree with you 100%.....His statement(s) were ridiculously out of line......

      August 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • geraghb

      No, of course you'll have to execute every employee of Bp, it's the only way to be sure he gets the right one! But wait, the other oil companies might spill too...better off all of them (it's the only way to eliminate offshore accidents on this planet).

      August 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  175. mary

    Ok..Here's the thing...The only thing that makes this guy different than the rest of us, is the amount of money he makes.. I respect that he has his own personal feelings. We all have them.
    But I'm really getting tired of the hollywood elite hobnobbing with our political leaders.. On national television making political statements... It used to be that people in show business were entertainers only and kept in a class as such..
    Now because of their wealth they also are afforded the privilege of being spokes person's for every cause on the planet..And worse , seen as an authority as such..
    So if the bum on the corner won the lottery and became a multi millionaire I could just as easily find him at a political fund raiser or speaking and making political statements in national news..
    It's absurd what wealth gets you now days.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      What you just wrote makes little sense. British Petroleum killed 12 people out of sheer negligence. Since corporations are people, what would happen if you caused the same destruction to life and environemnt?

      You would be in prison for a long time.

      Why are you an apologist for corporations?

      August 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      And are you an idiot...?
      I think I condemned the fact that we listen too intently to show biz people and their opinions.. This guy now advocates the death penalty for a BP exec.?
      Get real dude..... are you really defending this ?

      August 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Jay

    Wholeheartedly agree – heads roll and long prison time. British petroleum killed 12 people and did huge damage – remember corporations are people – make them suffer and pay with their time in prison and the lives of people at the top. They are guilty of murder and negligence.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  177. gw

    Add Bernie Madhoff to Brad's list plz/thx.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Gus

    How is it that any of these actors are taken any more seriously than what they are, actors? I'd be much more impressed with a scientist's perspective, but I guess that doesn't make news.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  179. JennGen

    Wow....Perhaps Jen was re-evaluating the death penalty herself when you decided to take up with Angelina (while you were married to her) and tell the entire free-world that NOTHING happened "while" you were married....Do you know what they used to do to people who committed adultery? Were you forced to wear a scarlett letter? Were you stoned to death? The BP disaster is and will be devastating for decades to come–but to suggest the death-penalty?? Pretty rich coming from a guy who had/adopted 6 kids within 5 years of cheating on his wife. Maybe the US should put "George Bush" to death for the way he handled "Katrina??" Or the war in Iraq? Or the intelligence he did NOTHING with..? Give me a break....Just another celebutante' spouting off in an open forum–BECAUSE HE CAN. Punish the people involved–no one deserves the death penalty in this situation, as tragic as it is.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  180. tom

    Great example of a celebrity who has lost touch with reality. Hey Brad, us drones need gas to drive to work! You remember us drones? we're the one's who spend money at the movies.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Danny

    the whole thing has been blown up of proportion by Obama administration...well yes...for political gains in upcoming election. Brad Pitt should keep his mouth shut especially getting into death penalty debate. Regarding New Orleans.. i bet his multi million dollar home is well intact and shiny. Keep making movies, collecting "so well eanred" millions for them and making babies with Angie, Brad.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Why?

      Danny ... can you say propaganda? It seems like your looking for someone to blame. I agree that the death penalty is a little extreme especially for someone who opposes it. Everyone with exposure to the outside world has an opinion about the oil spill, including you, yet "Obama's administration is to blame? You had a keyboard and decided to lash out with what you thought sounded good and intelligent. If you remember correctly, the administration was blamed for not acting or responding sooner. Usually when one person calls another an idiot they are identifying with what's familiar to them ... not that I'm calling you one in return. Next time think before you type.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  182. DOC

    I agree, who cares what he thinks. When he gets rid of the private jet, and gas guzzling SUV he probably drives, or is driven around in, then he can talk. Accidents happen and if you want oil be prepared to live with them (accidents). BP handled the PR from the spill badly....but what do any of you think could have been done differently to stop the spill sooner? Don't you think they wanted it stopped ASAP...Stop being so stupid and look at the facts.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  183. douger

    I can understand being upset over the recent events, it is a horrible mistake. However, to suggest that the Death Penalty comes into play is just plain idiotic. What a tool. Make sure your brain is working before you engage the Mouth Machine. Love your compassion, but don't be an idiot.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • travhops

      I doubt he's meaning the death penalty literally. What he's expressing is outrage over a huge and entirely preventable environmental disaster, the impact of which will be felt for decades.

      August 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Kelly

    How many of the private jets, homes and luxury automobiles of his are operating on BP oil? You guess it, all of them.
    He's a serious Hollywood idiot Keep your mouth shut Brad so we can still enjoy looking at you.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • taxpayinghorse

      GREAT Point Kelly!

      August 24, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      LOL' the comment of "what kind of car does he drive....probably a bently or a huge V12 hog".

      Actually he drives a Hydrogen car. People have no idea how much of their life they dedicate to foundations. Just because they have crap tons of money doesnt make them a bad person. I sure wish I was a prolly buy a jet too. Dont see why not.

      August 24, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  185. Justice

    For crimes against humanity, the death penalty seems fair; but it should extend to politicians who accepted bribes which led to the lax safety standards that caused this calamity.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • DLL

      How bout the president? I guess all the liberal losers think he should skate here. He is as responsible as he has done absolutely nothing but yap away. All talk, no action. Typical. Just like Pitt. It is so amazing that people fall for actors' talking. They act....they are not experts...except at talking....

      August 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Im Waiting

      And, DLL, which are you an expert at?

      August 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Harris

    Well said Infinitidoug! Hollye and Kitty's remarks have absolutely nothing to do with the Hurricane Katrina & BP Oil Spill tradgedies... Maybe the point he was making went over their simpleton heads...

    August 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Dank

    Hollye your the idiot sorry to say,
    U want to execute all the Liberal Hollywooders for producing "bad movies"?
    But u wanna overlook the fact that all this oil has been spilt into the Gulf. Bp is the criminal here not the hollywooders

    August 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Infinitidoug

    @ Hollye, @ Kitty: Why would your opinions about celebrity gossip and criticisms of "bad movies" affect something as important as the oil spill that is affecting a lot of people? Do you both not care about the oil spill? Did the oil spill not affect your heartless lives? Would you only support the cleaning of the Gulf if the right celebrity came along?

    August 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abbe

      Very well said!

      August 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jet

      very well said in deed !!

      August 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papagino

      I'm in favor of safe drilling wherever deposits are found. Celebrities don't have a clue about how to do that. While we look for the path for energy that provides clean safe and CHEAP fuels (and can power my Mustang GT, Ford F250 and Kawasaki ZG1000), we should continue to drill and not listen to morons who are best suited to parroting lines fed to them by others. brad should stick to acting, cause he's fairly good at that...

      August 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeR

      Absolutely right on, InfinitiDoug

      August 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      @Papagino: so you're all for progress, unless you have to change something you're doing. Here's a tip: get rid of the gas hogs, and use public transit if it is available.

      August 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  189. BB

    Brad has always been a giver and a thinker and fortunately ended up with someone that shares his love of children, environment, people, causes and philanthropy. He and Angie were meant to be together.
    BP ignored many signs and warnings in the name of money and should have to deal with the scorn of all of us.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papagiino

      Yeah, Brad is one fo the foremost brains of our time. He's a frikkin actor, what does he know of oil spills or drilling? Bet he's driving a Bently or some other 12 cylinder hog. He's an empty head best suited to repeating lines written by writers because his own thoughts are about as stupid as they come.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      @John: How do you know what Brad, Jen, or Angelina said and did? Do you know these people personally? If not, shut the eff up. This article is supposed to be about the strong feelings people in New Orleans have about BP and the oil spill. Go back to your tabloid, you troll.

      August 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Seems a bit harsh to me. After all, if you kill the BP guys, what about killing the Americans that built the well, the American inspector that passed the well as being satisfactory before the explosion, the American's in government that thought it was more important to point fingers rather than trying to stop the leak; begin a clean up, etc.

      August 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      @John, thanks for telling it like it is.

      August 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      You nailed it BB – well said

      August 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lexi

      Thank you BB...

      August 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Watts Up

      John – Oh My! "Judge not, lest thee thyself be judged." I'm with you, John, but suggest you be careful about to whom you broadcast your feelings.
      Papagiino – Don't dismiss him because he recites lines from a script. We all do that, knowingly or not. I hear and respect what you say. If you have a workable alternative, please elucidate. We all wait, breathlessly!

      August 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • cliff


      Brad has always been a giver and a thinker !

      Hey, how did I miss the part where the subject changed to comedy?
      Pitt...a thinker? Yeah, he and Jolie think how they can dupe the public a little more and milk their "followers" for another buck. It's the Hollyweird way..and people like you slurp it up. That is so sad.

      August 24, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • @BB

      hate to break it to you, but BP and AJ are not reading your comment and will never be aware of your existence, no matter how far you try sticking your tongue up their a s s e s !

      August 24, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
    • bjmes

      Oh good....I was concerned that a man who cheats on his wife would not weigh in on what's right and wrong in the world. May as well have Pee Wee Herman weigh in.

      August 24, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
    • random guy

      Yeah i never thought pitt was any thing but a shallow actor , but i agree with him absolutely.

      August 24, 2010 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Julie you would never hear Angelina or Brad use the word ..retard.Let's face it Anniston is a jerk.

      August 24, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Who cares what Pitt has to say. Usually some meaningless drivel. What makes these entertainment people think they have all the solutions to the world's problems. Let them do what they sometimes do best and Act. They'll say anything for a headline.

      August 24, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeck

      I am so sick of so called "entertainers" who get on their soap box like they are some sort of authority.
      Sean Penn is one of the few I can say that "talks the talk" . So Brad, craw into your hole because without oil you could not afford to fly around the world picking up stray children.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H.

      Hey, many homes did you rebuild after Katrina? How much of your own time and money did you put into the effort? Brad Pitt and his "Make it Right" foundation have cut through the bureaucratic nonsense and rebuilt hundreds of homes that the government failed to do. As for many thrid world nations have you brough international attention and aid to as an ambassador of goodwill? Not since Audrey Hepburn has one person done so much to help the starving and the sick in Africa. Please focus on the overwhelming good a person has done rather than the relatively small indiscretions.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • guinevere

      Really???? I'm mean are you serious? Killing people is the new moral path? Do you not hear how horrible that is? I think that the oil spill is terrible thing, obviously, but lets consider it was not intentional. What you all are agreeing to, is basically lynching people, and saying that its a good thing to do. What a stupid country we live in!

      August 24, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • tom johnson

      When a person in a posistion of Mr. Pit chooses to speak unscripted the results is most often laughable, the rant and rave the word "save" their driving force. They form foundations, and plea for funds. We believe in them, they entertain us. Mr. Pit was speaking passionately and simply allowed his emotions to override his sence of logic. He reasons if we can kill man for killing man why not for killing nature, the lives of the humans that thrive off its limited resources. He stated this as an analogy, an emphasis on how critical accidents like this are. The expense should be paid for containment shields much the same as with nuclear reactors before any future ocean drilling is permitted. We are a destructive spieceis and thus we should forsee our tendency for calamity and take prevenitive measures forhand.

      August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Namegame

      "...and should have to deal with the scorn of all of us."
      Are you SERIOUS?
      The next time you use any type of motorized vehicle remember what an idiot you are. Who made you a little God anyway?

      August 24, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jmaxx30

      Many of these responses are laughable. I'm not insuating that BP (hmmm . . . is there some irony in the fact that his initials are the same as BPs?) is the most intelligent person in the world, but I read this more as a statement to the gravity of the situation, not to mean that he was seriously saying they should die. He has been vested in the New Orleans area since they filmed the VAmpire Lestat there and would therefore take any further damage to that area very hard. So I would strongly suggest these words be taken with a grain of salt. Put your selves in his shoes, what would you do if man made mistakes ruined your home not once but TWICE? Would you be angry ... I'm thinking the answer for all of us would be a resounding YES!

      August 24, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Mabey he should give up his airplanes, limo's huge fancy airconditioned house in LA which should be a desert plastic water bottles he drinks during interviews by killing himself. He's a d-he

      August 24, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Brad Pitt is an idiot- he is trying to get press attention, that's all. Gimme a break, he is not even that great at his acting job. He is a press hound, pure and simple. he is a white male version of congresswoman shiela jacksoon lee from houston- remember her? she went to MJ's funeral to declare it MJ day! gimme a break.

      August 24, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • majin

      What a tool – the whole thing should have been handled correctly from the start and was bungled by Obama – so, should we kill him too? As for Brad – he has "Make it right" to build million dollar houses in New Orleans – the money for make it right is DONATED – NOT HIS OWN MONEY. Same thing with he and Angelina's "CHARITY – they take in millions from photo shoots of their kids and other things, and release $8 million of it per year and make sure a press release goes out about it. The thing of giving 1/3 of their income to charity? BULL – the money is given from their charity – NOT from their own pockets. (no, not tabloid news – MSNBC, CNN, etc) They need to shut up and go away. They use more fuel for their helicpoter rides, big SUV's, private jets, etc. and yet act like they really care about the environment. Typical Hollywood looneytunes that think their opinion matters – GO AWAY BRAD – You're an idiot!

      August 24, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Merlin

      Brad Pitt drives a BMW Hydrogen 7. That would be a hydrogen non-poluting car.

      August 26, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |

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