"Well I did it just as a reaction to the way BP was trying to spin things in the Gulf. I felt they were trying to protect their brand more than they were trying to be proactive and honest about the situation down there," said Josh. Inspired by a video online where he saw press being turned away from the beach, Simpson said. "That made it pretty clear to me - if you're going to try kick the press off the beach, it just didn't seem like a very open policy to me. So that was a small impetus. That was kind of about a bigger thing, it was just a reaction to spin really."
Josh Simpson, a comedian who has worked with FunnyOrDie.com, was behind the @BPGlobalPR fake Twitter account that gained popularity during the Oil Spill Crisis. The Awl unmasked Simpson and he has also done interviews with ABC. So why did he start @BPGlobalPR? ABC reports: