A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the Oscar-winning actress wants her scenes in a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. According to the Associated Press, Bullock had second thoughts about her involvement after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling and taxpayer money to repair wetland damage caused by the BP oil spill. The producers of the video, Women of the Storm, denies that the video was funded by oil companies.
The statement from Bullock’s publicist reads:
“Ms. Bullock was originally contacted through her attorney to be a part of the PSA in order to promote awareness of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At no time was she made aware that any organization, oil company or otherwise had influence over Women of the Storm or its message. We have immediately asked for her participation in the PSA be removed until the facts can be determined. Her commitment to the Gulf region has been apparent for many years and she will continue to pursue opportunities that will bring awareness and support to the plight of the Gulf region.”