Brad Pitt bought the movie rights to Paul Barrett’s book, Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win about fraudster Steven Donziger.
Rafael Correa is not happy:
Ecuador’s president urges Brad Pitt to scrap Amazon oil spill movie
Socialist leader Rafael Correa concerned film will be based on a book he alleges covered up actions of oil giant Chevron
He said: “Now they’ve brought out a book, Law of the Jungle, all paid for by Chevron, in which we look like savages in a country without any separation of powers. If he has any doubts, we invite him to come to Ecuador and scoop up with his hands the oil which still lies in pools 30 years later and which was left by that corrupt oil company Chevron-Texaco, continuing to pollute our forest. Given the clarity of the facts, anybody who signs up to or collaborates with Chevron is an accomplice to that company’s corruption.”
Correa seems to have heeded John Oliver’s advice to stay away from Twitter, but there’s a hashtag all the same – #braddotherightthing.
One with misspellings, complete with photo of Brad’s 2012 trip to Lago Agrio,
#BradPitt #DoTheRightThing don't produce a movie that´ll spread lies and support #Chevron´s irresponsability https://t.co/0hmh9loAMD
— JusticiaParaEcuador (@Justice_Ecuador) May 5, 2015
One grammatically correct,
#BradPitt: No one should live in a contaminated land. We, the affected ones, deserve justice. #BradDoTheRightThing https://t.co/5nyZZdIU6W
— JusticiaParaEcuador (@Justice_Ecuador) May 6, 2015
In my original post, I snarked about Brad Pitt. I reconsidered, and apologize for unduly casting aspersions.