A stunt that was meant to help highlight the plight of great white sharks has instead backfired on Jessica Alba. The actress released a statement late today apologizing for her involvement in the defacement of Oklahoma City property — and offering to help pay for the United Way advertisement she vandalized.
“I got involved in something I should have had no part of,” she said. “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. I sincerely apologize to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident.”
Alba’s admission of guilt came after the organization behind the bizarre campaign, White Mike, posted images of the 28-year-old actress posing in front of — and gluing — shark posters to various buildings and signs. The photos were later taken down from the site — but by that point, other blogs had jumped on them and spread the word.
According to Starpulse, cops have confirmed they have requested to speak to Alba over the incident. No doubt, there will be some slapped wrists over this one.