BP Twitter spoof nets $10,000

Gulf Restoration Network official Aaron Viles says the person who has been tweeting as “BPGlobalPR” put $10,000 into the organization’s PayPal account Wednesday.

And Viles says there’s a promise of more if the tweeter’s T-shirts satirizing BP keep selling.

The mock BP Twitter account has gained nearly 104,000 followers since it started May 19 with the tweet, “We regretfully admit that something has happened off of the Gulf Coast. More to come.”

The creator has refused to be named in interviews. He sells $25 T-shirts emblazoned with a black BP logo and the smudged words “bp cares.”

He says all proceeds go to the Gulf Restoration Network.

 

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BP Twitter spoof nets $10,000