Just when BP thought it had stanched the flow of oil and bad PR:
- Attacked by Greenpeace who shut down every BP petrol station in London, putting up signs saying: “Closed. Moving beyond petroleum”
- Greenpeace, initiated a “Rebrand the BP Logo” contest. Greenpeace asked its supporters to “ . . . create a logo for BP which shows that the company is not ‘beyond petroleum’ – they’re up to their necks in tar sands and deepwater drilling.”
- Attacked on Facebook by a boycott movement called “Boycott BP,” urging a worldwide boycott of all BP brands and services
- An anonymously managed Twitter account –BP Public Relations (@BPGlobalPR) – that makes glib comments, purportedly on BP’s behalf
- YouTube users uploading a steady stream of videos – some better than others – that use humor to express their anger at the disastrous situation
- A flash mob – arranged through Facebook – at the BP station on Houston and Lafayette in New York City
- An “Oil Spill Firefox Plugin” which blacks out all web mentions of BP with oil spill blobs
than this little item washed up like a tar ball on the shores of American commercialism: introducing the 2010 BP oil spill Halloween.
LI’s Fun World, known for creating the costume used in the movie “Scream”, has created “bad planning,” a costume that parodies the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
More than 10,000 of the outfits have been sold in the approach to this year’s Halloween holiday. Its manufacturer claimed the success of the costume showed people across the US remained angry at the oil giant for its handling of the Deepwater Horizon disaster earlier this year.
Some of the company’s profits from the boiler suits will be donated to a charity aimed at helping people who had lost out due to the oil spill.
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Halloween attack — http://www.torbenrick.eu/t/r/tox