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James Cameron: BP 'Morons' Comment Taken Out of Context (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 8th 2010 5:23AM
James Cameron: 'Morons' Quote Out of ContextAppearing on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), director James Cameron addressed the recent quote that's given him a lot of flak.

When he said BP's efforts to curb the oil leak were done by "morons [who] don't know what they're doing," it was a "classic case of out of context," he told Larry King. "The other shoe dropping on the story was, then I got into it and I talked to petroleum engineers and we started this study group ... They're not morons."

Once Cameron delved into the issue, ahead of a brainstorming session he held at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., he realized, "There are good engineers out there ... working very hard. It's a very, very complex problem to solve." The director has underwater-robotics expertise gleaned from making 'The Abyss,' 'Titanic' and several deep-sea documentaries.

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Amy

That was one of the few things Cameron's said that he should NEVER apologize for. It's the truth.

June 08 2010 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Cameron should apologize for his apology.

And for Avatar.

June 08 2010 at 9:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JohnDoe

Why would someone give Cameron flak for calling BP morons? That makes no sense to me whatsoever.

June 08 2010 at 7:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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