Will Smith sees “the Good in Hitler”?

Somebody tell me this aint so.
There’s nothing I would like more than finding out this was quoted wayyyyy out of some context.
Perhaps he should take the time to….”clarify”?

Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a “good” person.

The Men In Black star, 39, is determined to see the best in people, and is convinced the former German leader did not fully understand the extent of the pain and suffering his actions would cause during his time in power in the 1930s and ’40s.

He says, “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today’.
Smith: ‘Hitler was a good person’

“I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good’. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming.”

Oh. So the pot gets to call the kettle black.
Oh wait ..Don’t say “black”..Shhhh..They may get offended.

Let’s see now. The Nazis’ belief and passion for racial superiority generated a policy of systematic genocide of millions upon millions of Jews.

You would think a black man, whose people suffered dismissive epithets, unending ridicule, flat out hatred and prejudice would be the last person on earth to “seek” the hidden “good” that must have lurked in Hitler’s um…”heart.”

Oh wait, I forgot……..Because once white men professed privileges for themselves while denying them to blacks, it’s o.k. now for blacks to play “victim” and claim special status for all eternity eh.
And the double standard ..”Don’t use the “N” word, but it’s kewl to soften Hitler’s image” lives on.

Black citizens were deprived of their voting rights, were given limited if any access to educational institutions, were, for the most part, prevented from decent work except at the lowest and most menial levels.
Blacks were bought, sold, beaten, and exploited.
Not to mention suffering the stigma of having to “ride in the back of the bus.”

Now before we even attempt to compare apples, oranges or humans turned into soap…….

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
THE HOLOCAUST

Ya just have to wonder how the black community would react, if a prominent figure or um..an actor, tried to “understand” the inherent goodness of those who made Blacks lives a living hell in the more than 200 years of this country’s existence.

Nappy headed ho’s have nothin on you Will.

Oh. And don’t expect Jews to riot in the streets, burn cars or loot…..or even ask for Will’s head to roll………

That’s right.
The reason they are so envied:
They’re just too dang decent, humane and sophisticated for that.

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UPDATE:
Will Smith angry over Hitler comment interpretation

“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.

What exactly did he say?
Moral of the Story: Don’t mention Hitler unless you REALLY know your intentions will be ice crystal clear?

30 Responses to “Will Smith sees “the Good in Hitler”?”

  1. Debbie says:

    What happens to actors when they get famous and rich? They lose their minds!

    Add Will Smith to the list of Hollywood loonies Angel

  2. Seth says:

    I have to go with Debbie on this one.

    Doesn’t Will Smith know that Hitler used to refer to blacks as monkeys!? What a maroon he is!!!!

  3. english rose says:

    some stars don’t think before opening their mouths (what a wally)
    I am finally back from being offline for so long, well I got back online about a month ago.
    Hope you are well!
    here is an uplifting quote for christmas, I hope you had a good day yesterday.
    ☆☆Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true☆☆

  4. Aurora says:

    Angel, I’m gobsmacked! Hitler was a ‘good person’???? This is moonbattery to an artform. What an insult to the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and to their families and descendants. I don’t understand the Left and I don’t want to.

  5. Big Dog says:

    Hitler was a good guy. Right up there with Ghengis Khan, Pol Pot, Muhammad, bin Laden, Hussein and all the other blood thirsty killers.

    I suppose Hitler might have had one good quality (snappy dresser?) but damned if I know what it was. He certainly was not inherently good…..

    Maybe Will had too much egg nog over the holiday……

  6. middleclassguy says:

    Actors and entertainers should never try independent thinking or speaking. They are totally mindless, unless there is a cue card in front of them. When ever they are away from some guy holding a card with their lines they ususally insert their two big feet in their mouth.

  7. nanc says:

    i wonder if will can smell what he’s stepping in?

    what a buffoon and he was one of the few i really liked – i hope he clarifies these statements.

    if he was trying to be profound, it was lost on me!

  8. Don L says:

    Did he really say that, or did he say something to the effect that when people do evil, in order to live with themselves they must first convince themselves that what they do is a good? Isn’t it sort of like the necessity of calling abortion “choice” or surrender to Jihad as “redeployment.” First they convert the evil to a “good’ to justify it. I think Will let the cat out of the bag as to how evil functions so easily!

  9. Jason says:

    Does anyone know what sort of context this quote was in? It just doesn’t seem like something that Will would go around saying as he doesn’t have a history of such talk and even admonished his own peers at an award show about the violence in music.

  10. Jason says:

    Here’s the whole of it. Will didn’t say that Hitler was good he said that Hitler thought he was doing good. This is a true statement and speaks to how twisted and evil Hitler really was. Here’s what he said:

    “In a story published Saturday in the Daily Record, Smith was quoted saying: “Even 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.”‘
    Over the weekend, dozens of celebrity gossip Web sites posted articles about the comment, many saying that Smith believed that Hitler was a “good” person.
    “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.”

  11. Pela68 says:

    I’m not shure- so correct me if I’m wrong (I have only read bits and pieces of the interwiev, and then we also have the journalism factor to take in count with miss quoting delibrerity and quotes taken out of context- no real news there now?)

    But this particular qúote- if ever have been said- could also mean that “Every child is an unwritten paper”, and that AH could have been a humanbeing until ceartin circumstances in his childhood or later formed him in to the beast he later became.

    OR! He could have been that sadistic bastard from the beginning. You know the bully that shoots stray cats with his BB-gun, just for fun.

    Thing is, nobody really knows what formed little adolf once, was he a psycho bastard from birth?

    Uh, just trying to understand what qould have been going on in WS:s head at the time. And let’s not forget that he is (or was) originally a comedian. And that noone of us can for certainity KNOW what was said and under wich context.

    Give it a few days…

  12. The Hermit says:

    Hard to believe Will Smith would actually say that. He always seem liked a good guy to me.

  13. DD2 says:

    OY!

  14. Joe Gringo says:

    Will Smith for President……..not really, but I heard him on tv that he has inspirations one day…..good luck idiot.

    What a spineless moron for not having the spine to p.o the Hitler crowd.

  15. Jungle mom says:

    Does he evn know what Hitler would have thought of him?!?!?!

  16. In_spired says:

    Have been so busy I failed to hear this story. I would see Willy’s face flash across the T.V. but never did take time to find out what it was all about. Same with the online papers. Poor Willy….and all the other celeb crazies who think they know so much. Thanks for staying ‘on top of the news’.

  17. MK says:

    Yeah looks like he was mis interpreted or something, perhaps he’s not a leftist and so he was hung out to dry. As we know leftists only like liberal black folks, witness the treatment of that black supreme court judge in America, Clarence Thomas.

  18. Elaine says:

    I just heard about this last night while watching the news. It does appear what he said was taken out of context BUT I so agree with middleclass guy and his assessment of Hollywood actors! They should stick to acting and stay out of politics!

  19. Frasypoo says:

    I really,genuinely liked him !
    He just broke my heart

  20. Ted Wallace says:

    Yeah…sure…Hitler was just misunderstood! He just had a louder, more intense cry for help!! Hitler, like many others, sold his soul to the evil one who pays very good wages at first but at the end things turn vile and there is hell to pay !!
    Ted

  21. courtneyme109 says:

    Well, it’s all about redefiniton. You know – GOP=Taliban, Bush/Blair/Sharon = Hitler, Kfed = Sir Paul McCartney, Ford Explorer= Land Rover. No historical context to consider, no real knowledge of why. Alas, it also present the unhappy fact that there is no excuse either. Great work. Thank you for sharing this.
    CoUrTnEy

  22. KarLLmM says:

    Well,
    Mr. Smith, this one is going to need the Matrix..a dozen Men in Black..and a lot more then a Fresh Prince to help remove both Air Jordan sneakers from big mouth….
    Sounds a lot like Al (not-so) Sharpton and Rev. Jesse (where’s my children) Jackson has been writing Mr. Smith’s speeches.

  23. benning says:

    Jason’s quote changes the perspective a tad. Smith sounds more like he’s trying to understand the creature rather than simply giving ‘Dolf a pass or brushing him off as a lunatic. I think the MSM and the bloggers have missed the boat on this.

  24. Always On Watch says:

    Even more disturbing that what Will Smith might have said (What’s the truth here?) are the various white-supremacist groups all over the Western world. They’ve stopped using the label and now refer to “____________ ethnicity,” which boils down to Caucasian.

    Will Smith would have to be a fool to endorse Hitler in any way. After all, Smith would have been sent to the ovens–he’s not Aryan.

  25. Brooke says:

    Good moral, I’d say.

  26. Jenn says:

    Smith did not endorse Hitler, read his statement. And please, even though he hangs out with that creepy Tom Cruise, he’s not so bad.

    As for the story above….I wrote about Nahoul the Jihad Bee from the top “childrens” show in “palestine”. They are taught this crap from birth….So in reality, a few less is just a few less who will grow up to kill kill kill. Sad, but ever so true. These aren’t American kids… they aren’t Asian kids, Mexican,they aren’t any other kind of kid.. they are Born in the A-Rab cast off land of “palestine” where death, hatred and murder foments from the cradle to the grave.

  27. JMK says:

    Actually, Angel, that original quote was widely misinterpreted.

    Smith NEVER implied that hitler was “a good person,” a NY Post Page Six writer claimed he said that.

    What he did say was that “Even Hitler” (considered by most to be the most evil man who ever lived) “didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today’.”

    And that’s absolutely right.

    Hitler was motivated by the sincere belief that his program of racial purity was the “right thing to do.”

    In effect, Smith was absolutely right and those, like that NY Post writer (Jana Winter) prove only the pathetic standards today’s “journalism” has been reduced to.

    Maybe the NY Post will one day hire someone who actually has a basic level of reading comprehension…..unless, Jana Winter is an example of the Post’s hiring the handicapped.

  28. Stanford Matthews says:

    There is plenty of evidence to suggest that people associated with Hollywood should only speak from a script. When they ad lib, this is what happens.

  29. Larry says:

    I am a black male with two college degree, which means doing…everyone has an opportunity to voice there opinion, thats what America is all about, Will is absolutely right….Hilter wasn;t even German, he was disgruntled because people looked down on him because he was not German and thats what force him to do the things that he did….its called peer pressure,,,and it is a major problem in todays youth….There no difference between Rap music and any other music,,,,you are what you are,,,we only blame others when we get caught, everybody cheats the system,,you are your own man and woman…most blacks are in jail because they have no respect for authority and the more money they have, well you get the message…..if you what a first hand view on my theory, just log on to myspace and I rest my case…unforunately we have ignorance working against us…..it ain’t the White man….after a certain age everyone, unless there is a mental problem knows right from wrong….Vick and TI. deserve everything that they get and when they are broke and back on the street that will do the same thing….and that will blame the system again, when they screw up again,,, 100mil contract and you let dogs bring you down, we are our own worst enemy…truly unforunate.

  30. Seth says:

    For all the idiots on this blog who believed the article written in PageSix by Jana Winter about Will Smith and Hitler, you will feel rather stupid now as he has won his lawsuit against WENN/Pagesix/Jana Winter because they lied, and the issued an apology and paid Will compensation.
    Which idiot believes gossip blogs?