WASHINGTON -- "Titanic" director and deep-sea expert James Cameron is saying the people who keep botching a fix to the Gulf oil spill are a bunch of "morons."
BP snubbed Cameron's offer to help plug the stubborn gusher that's become the worst environmental disaster in US history.
"Over the last few weeks I've watched . . . and [been] thinking, 'Those morons don't know what they're doing,' " he said.
He didn't say who in particular -- BP executives or Obama-administration officials -- he was calling "morons" in a speech Wednesday at the All Things Digital conference in Palos Verdes, Calif.
Cameron is a pioneer of undersea filming and remote-vehicle technologies, as well as director of "Avatar" and "Terminator 2." He huddled this week at the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency with top scientists brainstorming a solution to the unstoppable oil leak deep beneath the Gulf.
Cameron helped develop submersible equipment to film the wrecks of the real Titanic and the German battleship Bismark about two miles underwater.