Nightly News   |  June 23, 2010

Spirit Air ad jokes about oil spill disaster

Spirit Airlines launched a new ad campaign that makes light of the BP oil spill. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And Spirit Airlines is being accused of launching an ad campaign that takes advantage of the oil disaster in the gulf. The ads feature the slogan "check out the oil on our beaches," only it refers to suntan oil on women. Another ad is more direct. It shows a bottle of suntan oil with the BP logo prominently displayed. Company says, by the way, it's trying to support the beach economies it serves.