April 1, 1992 |
General Electric Co. on Tuesday shrugged off a call by Oscar winner Debra Chasnoff to boycott its products, saying her statement would do nothing to harm the giant conglomerate, which has interests ranging from light bulbs to nuclear weapons. Chasnoff was awarded an Oscar for best short documentary for "Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment." "Boycott GE!" she shouted to the celebrity audience while accepting her award at Monday night's Academy Awards.