Will Smith angry over Hitler comment

Here is an update to the Will Smith post. I hope that this is accurate.

It is an awful and disgusting lie,” Smith said in a statement Monday provided by his publicist. “It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous misinterpretation.”

“Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet,” read the statement.

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9 Comments

  1. Holy Hyrax December 27, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    It was pretty obvious from the original quote that he did not mean to give Hitler a pass for what he did.

  2. Jack's Shack December 27, 2007 at 5:50 am

    They do a lot better reading someone else’s scripts.

    That is often true.

    I cut him a bit of a break

    I am willing to do it. As long as I don’t see these sorts of comments on a reg basis I have no problem.

  3. bigwhitehat December 27, 2007 at 3:49 am

    I didn’t want to respond when you first posted on this because I figured Smith was in over his head.

    I hope he was making the point that the worst deeds are done with indignation.

    I do think however that he thinks even the likes of Hitler are not beyond hope. We all know some people who think that way.

    I cut him a bit of a break. He is an actor. And many actors have the bad habit of publicly discussing things they should not. They think often erroneously, that they are able to discuss anything. Then they wake up and find themselves drowning in their own remarks.

  4. MizEllie December 26, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    This is why I make it a habit not to listen to celebrity interviews. They do a lot better reading someone else’s scripts.

  5. Jack's Shack December 26, 2007 at 12:43 am

    JF,

    He is a very fine actor.

    Mark,

    Stay tuned.

    Rafi,

    It sounds like he says his words were misinterpreted.

    Michael,

    I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I have put my foot in my mouth more than once. Sometimes the words just come out garbled.

  6. Michael December 25, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    I think he said it, and just didn’t say it clearly. Happens all the time, only most of us don’t have magazines reporting it.

    Anyway, his original quote describes Hitler as ‘twisted’ and having ‘backward logic.’ And put him in human terms. It wasn’t nearly as bad as was reported.

  7. Rafi G December 25, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    so is he denying he said it? is he he just saying his words were misinterpreted? what did he say and what did he mean?

  8. Mark December 25, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I still want to know what we’re going to “reprogram” and how.

  9. Juggling Frogs December 25, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Yay. I feel so much better. I always admired him and his work.

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