|Published:||Jul 03, 2010 1:48 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 02, 2010 10:48 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Like any Floridian, Wes Spicer is angry about what's gushing in the Gulf. So he decided to put his thoughts on a website and a T-shirt: "BP Blows."
"Quite frankly it was the first thing that popped into my mind," Spicer said.
He's embarked on a statewide tour, selling shirts and rallying support.
He's sold about 7,000, and the best part: he's teamed up with the Gulf Coast Restoration Network, so some of the money goes towards the cleanup.
"His goal is to get at least a million people to wear the "BP Blows" t-shirt at least once a week to keep the pressure on BP to clean up every last drop of oil in the Gulf.
"That gets us 52 million exposures to let British Petroleum know that hey, when the lights go down and the cameras go off, we're not forgetting about this," Spicer said.
The shirts were a hit Friday afternoon at Fort Myers Beach.
"We need to get it cleaned up before it gets down here, that's for sure," Gary Albritton said, visiting from Louisville, KY.
Within minutes, he had a line of customers. "He's right on, and I think somebody needs to do something about it," Sharon Purple of Fort Myers said.
"It's a message the milder and stronger people can embrace and it's something that everybody seems to be getting behind," Spicer said.
Spicer was taken by the beauty of Southwest Florida's powdery white sand, and hopes that beauty is never marred by ugly black tar.
During his visit in Southwest Florida, he's contacting various shops at Fort Myers Beach to see if they'd be willing to sell his shirts. In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase one yourself, just head to www.BPblows.com.