BP Rejects James Cameron’s Help on Oil Spill

James Cameron and his knowledge of remote-controlled submarines have been turned down by British Petroleum, owner of the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The “Avatar” director said a day after attending a brainstorming session aimed at coming up with a solution to the Gulf oil spill that BP has rejected his offer to help.

Cameron said that he was “graciously” turned down by the British energy giant, whose exploded oil rig has been contaminating the Gulf in what is now considered the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Cameron said he offered his help after observing how the oil spill is being handled.

“Over the last few weeks I’ve watched, as we all have, with growing horror and heartache, watching what’s happening in the Gulf and thinking those morons don’t know what they’re doing,” Cameron said without elaborating who were the “morons” he was referring to.

Cameron said he know a lot of “really, really, really smart people” who are trained to work at depths much greater than where the busted oil rig is located. “They know the engineering that it requires to get something done at that depth,” Cameron said of the undersea experts he claims to know.