While most celebrities would simply cut a check for their favorite cause, Jessica Alba decided to get her hands dirty and now sheâ€™s regretting it. â€œThe Love Guruâ€ actress was forced to issue an apology after photographs of her plastering Oklahoma City with posters of a Great White shark were published online. The actress-cum-street artist was filming a new movie in town when she joined up with White Mike, a semi-anonymous street artist trying to raise awareness about the sea predatorâ€™s dwindling numbers by gluing up posters wherever he can.
Mainly pasted up in Los Angeles, the posters feature a photograph by Michael Muller, who many suggest is the real White Mike. Whatever his government name is, Jessica Alba can thank him for blowing up her spot by posting action photos online and twittering about her acts of vandalism. The images were saved before White Mike pulled them offline and tried to explain why he plastered a landlocked city with his shark-conservation posters:
The reason is that illegal shark fin hunting effects the people of Oklahoma. It affects us all….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.
Jessica Alba just wants to be done with the incident and hopefully avoid any criminal charges. â€œI got involved in something I should have had no part of,â€ the actress said. â€œI 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.â€
Photos via The Lost Ogle