If I were Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Hollywood, the name “Hitler” would never leave my mouth. Ever. Don't even give the bloodthirsty media the chance to take your words out of context or rearrange them. Do I have to teach you everything?
No matter, your boy, ever charming and sly, still managed to stick his foot in his mouth on Christmas Eve, telling a Scottish newspaper that Hitler “didn't wake up going, 'Let me do the most evil thing I can do today.' ... I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was good” .
Umm. Yeah... About that.
The story went out over the wire with the headline: SMITH: ‘HITLER WAS A GOOD PERSON’
So now the Jewish Defense League is calling on Barack Obama? (what's he got to do with this?) to repudiate Smith's comments, and wants theaters to pull “I Am Legend” from their screens.
The JDL said Smith's words, “spit on the memory of every person murdered by the Nazis. His disgusting words stick a knife in the backs of every veteran who fought (and sometimes died) to save the world from the intentions of Adolf Hitler.”
Smith, always eager to learn, please, and be heroically helpful and romantically obliging had his rep send out a response, which said:
“It is an awful and disgusting lie. 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. Adolph Hitler was a vile, heinous, vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet.”DJ Jazzy Jeff couldn't be reached for comment.
Look, Will, my man, we hear what you were trying to say, but bro, next time, don't even bother. Just keep shooting aliens and doing whatever you do that everyone seems to love. Keep it milquetoast.