|BP is not feeling the pain they are causing in the Gulf. BP is spending millions on PR. In order to put a bit of public pressure on them, we plan to buy 100 vuvuzelas and hire 100 vuvuzela players off Craigslist to play in front of BP's International Headquarters in London for a one-day flash mob.
Quirk aimed for $2,000 in donations; $1,000 for the vuvuzela protest and $1,000 for the Gulf Disaster Fund. As of this morning, he’d raised $4,236 (donations are being accepted until 7pm EDT today). The date of the event hasn’t been announced yet, but Quirk is posting updates on Twitter
Quirk is sending the funds to the Center for Biological Diversity’s Gulf Disaster Fund
. The video producer says, “I know this isn't going to change anything, but it will draw attention back to BP after the invevitable 24hr news cycle finds some celebrity sex scandal to distract us with.”
In terms of finding people who are willing to play the vuvuzelas for free in front of BP, something tells me Quirk won’t have any trouble rounding up willing participants. “The views expressed in user comments do not reflect the views of Audubon. Audubon does not participate in political campaigns, nor do we support or oppose candidates.”