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Brad Pitt says he backs death penalty for BP execs

The actor says he’s never supported capital punishment – but would make an exception for the oil executives.

Brad Pitt has done much humanitarian work with the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, where the coastline has since been affected by the BP oil spill.
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BP’S EXECUTIVES will be happy that Brad Pitt doesn’t seem to plan on running for office any time soon: he wants to kill them.

Being interviewed for a new Spike Lee documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, Pitt said he had never supported capital punishment previously but was willing to make an exception for BP.

In a quote relayed by USA Today reviewing the film, Pitt said:

I was never for the death penalty before. I am willing to look at it again.

Pitt, along with partner Angelina Jolie, is the founder of the Make It Right organisation that has rebuilt homes in Louisiana after the devastation of the hurricane in 2005.

Lee’s film is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2006 work, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.

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