Jessica Alba apologizes for pasting Great White shark posters around OK City

Jessica Alba has issued a public statement apologizing for a bizarre act of guerrilla activism in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she is filming the thriller The Killer Inside Me. Alba used industrial glue to paste posters of great white sharks around downtown Oklahoma City. She then posed for photos standing next to the confusing posters, which were just pictures of scary looking sharks with no message.

Apparently she was trying to help promote shark conservatism in land-locked Oklahoma, which has no great white sharks in any of their aquariums that I could find. Alba’s apology explains that she didn’t think things through and “got involved in something I should have had no part of.”

A red-faced Jessica Alba is apologizing for plastering shark-conservation posters around Oklahoma City – a stunt that sparked a police investigation.

“I got involved in something I should have had no part of,” the “Fantastic Four” actress said in a statement Tuesday.

“I realize that I should have used better judgment and I regret not thinking things through before I made a spontaneous and ill-advised decision to let myself get involved with the people behind this campaign.”
Her mea culpa came after police opened a probe into the giant shark posters and online photos that showed Alba with buckets of glue at the vandalism sites.

“A number of shark posters were placed around downtown with heavy-duty glue, making them darn near impossible to get off,” Sgt. Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police told the Daily News on Tuesday.

“It’s basically a vandalism case that could involve our new tagger laws,” he said. “It will be assigned to a detective, and then we’d send it to the District Attorney’s office.”

Knight said the 3-by-2-foot posters of great white sharks were slapped on a bridge, electrical boxes and on a United Way billboard.

He didn’t to identify Alba by name, but a police report clearly describes the photos of Alba that later appeared on a blog for the conservation group White Mike.

A city worker found the group online, and a local news Web site called posted the Alba photos Monday. The photos then disappeared from the White Mike blog.

[From NY Daily News]

Here’s what I think happened – Alba was bored hanging out in Oklahoma city, and met some hot activist guys who convinced her to help them and pose next to the posters while they took her picture. It looks like she got a huge thrill out of it and didn’t realize what the hell she was doing. TMZ has more of her statement, and she added “I sincerely apologize to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident.” (One of the shark posters was pasted over a United Way advertisement.)

I looked up the guy White Mike who seems to have met up with Alba in Oklahoma City, and he’s been involvedin similar campaigns in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. He says he chose Oklahoma City because “illegal shark fin hunting effects the people of Oklahoma. It affects us all… By some estimates, over 90% of the shark population has been lost in the last 30 years… There is a dire need for us as a human race to try and stop the devastation of the Great White Shark. International pressure is the only way to do it and that starts in Oklahoma, the heartland of America.” It looks like he just got much more attention for his cause, thanks to Jessica Alba not thinking things through.

Photo Credit: The Lost Ogle via D-Listed

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  1. georgiagrl says:

    She’s sooo stupid!
    What is she famous for? Honey? Gimme a break!

  2. Devries says:

    All this stupidity just makes me want to try a bowl of shark fin soup…

  3. ima says:

    This story is both random and irritating! First, she takes NO responsibility for her own actions in her “apology” What, was she brainwashed in doing this? Forced? Secondly, plastering over a United Way poster? Seriously, the least she could do is offer to pay for them to replace it, since they will have to.

  4. Carrie says:

    Throw the book at her Oklahoma city!!

  5. Fan of none... says:

    Ok, we’ve heard from her publicist, now how about a TRUE apology in her OWN her words…
    And they should post pics of her helping the city workers get those posters down….
    Sheesh! Nothing but psuedo charity chic…

  6. bros says:

    what a dumb vapid bitch! look at her being so proud of her stupidity! she reminds me of that SNL skit where gwenyth paltrow played that airhead singing about saving the whales. these posters said nothing about anything and defaced other property that a non-profit paid for. god she sucks. I disliked her before, but now I hate her. what a useless waste of space she is. I guess this is her idea of having a cause and ‘giving back’. lazy stupid woman.

  7. Anna says:

    International pressure starts in Oklahoma? No offense to OK, it’s given us a sweet musical and Carrie Underwood (and probably other things I can’t think of right now) but I doubt that the international community cares much about OK or that OK cares very much about the international community, especially in matters concerning sharks. This guy is obviously in dire need of attention and is talking out of his arse. This isn’t a cause he has, it’s an attempt at being the world’s most stupid activist ever. Dude should get a life.

    As for Alba: this is so weird and random. She should have known better, but then again, we all have the right to do something stupid every once in a while, no matter our age or who we are.

  8. Cinderella says:

    Wow, I bet she felt so cool doing something so idiotic.

  9. annie says:

    Oh what joy I get when celebrities show who they truely are brainless twits with huge egos….Thank You Jessica

  10. Codzilla says:

    Screw Carrie Underwood, Oklahoma gave us The Flaming Lips!

    I hope Jessica’s “people” tell her to pay for that United Way billboard, at the very least. Since it’s clear she’s incapable of thinking for herself.

  11. clare says:

    Haha, she carried buckets of paste and posters around and did this all by herself?
    Jessica Alba gets fired up! and does an “ill-advised and spontaneous thing”!
    Lucky for her she wasn’t hanging around with those two journalists who got locked up in North Korea.
    (although I’m glad she cares for the Great White shark and brought it to OK’s attention!)

  12. Susette says:

    Dear Jessica,
    We thank you for taking an interest in us and keeping the Great White Sharks of Oklahoma City safe. We were a little confused that the posters didn’t include any information, and looked like something a stoned Shark Week fan would put on their dorm room wall, but it’s the thought that counts. However, vandalism just pisses people off and does nothing for our cause. In the future, please choose a more intelligent way to make your points. Or even better, turn over the activism to a friend who isn’t as dumb as a box of hair.
    Thank you,

  13. kiki says:

    Why would you want to SAVE SHARKs??
    thats like saving cockroaches
    what a twat.

  14. I Choose Me says:

    @Susette. Hee!

    I’ll file this one under random acts of WTFery by celebrities, entry #8694653545.

  15. rbsesq says:

    Ummm Kiki? I’m assuming science isn’t your strong point? Every living creature on this earth plays an important role in our ecosystem. You may not like some of the, you may even fear some of them, but they’re all around for a reason. Everyone should want to save sharks.

    That being said, Alba and White Mike are idiots.

  16. Bill says:

    Too bad we executed Tim McVeigh, he could have given Jessica a tour of the city then locked her in his truck.

  17. hatsumomogirly says:

    um..Hanson? from Tulsa? ( i was a very young girl when they came out!)

  18. Ned says:

    Why is she still around?

    Her 15 minutes were up 2 years ago.

    15 min. is A LOT for an ordinary looking woman who can’t act, and is far from smart.

  19. mE says:

    What a moron. Isn’t she a mother? Why would she go around committing vandalism (and therefore risking arrest) then take pictures of her doing it with an idiotic smile oin her face? I am a mother and a proud pro-lifer but I would never attend a demonstration or commit a criminal act #1 because it is wrong and #2 because I have children who look to me for the majority of their daily care(whether I am working for income oustide of the house or being a SAHM).

    This kinda proves right those who think she is a vapid imbecile right.

  20. Eden says:

    What a major idiot!

  21. Buffled by celebrities huge egos says:

    This is a great example of celebrities with HUGE egos thinking that everything they say or do are important and that we should all be listening to everything they are saying… WRONG!!!

    Just go back doing movies and maybe even try a little bit more parenting than romping around doing stupid, not to mention illegal acts of activitism!

  22. Lane says:

    Even though this is unbelieveably stupid, I’d rather her be doing this and running her mouth about sharks, which no one will listen to, as opposed to running her mouth about Obama, which she knows nothing about; however, everyone will feed on every word out of her uneducated mouth.

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  24. Association says:

    I think she is pretty but it isn’t a good idea.