The Chairman of BP has made some statements that will likely not help the company’s already stained public image:
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg gave a press conference after BP’s four hour meeting with Obama at the White House. During his statement, he disputed the claim the the oil giant didn’t care about gulf residents, stating that BP cares about “small people.” English is a second language for Svanberg, who is Swedish, but reporters took note of his demeaning phrasing, and shouted questions about what he meant after he spoke, which he did not answer.
The exact quote was:
“we care about the small people. I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies or greedy companies that don’t care, but that is not the case at BP. We care about the small people.”
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