BP Exec Would Eat Gulf Seafood – And I Had Yet Another Simpsons Flashback

From AFP:

BP’s chief operating officer [Doug Suttles] sought to give the southern US fishing industry a much-need boost Sunday, saying he’d “absolutely” eat Gulf of Mexico seafood after the massive oil spill devastated the region.

Suttles said: “There’s been a tremendous amount of testing done…I have a lot of confidence in those agencies and I trust their recommendations and I would eat their food — the seafood out of the Gulf, and I would feed it to my family.”

Bravo for Suttles at least making a non-wishy-washy statement, and for the Gulf possibly recovering enough for him to consider putting his family on the line. But did anyone over the age of 25 who watched “The Simpsons” not immediately think of this classic second-season episode?

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