Uh-Oh, Mel Gibson Redux? "Will Smith -- Hitler, Schmitler; He Wasn't That Bad"
Where are all of the Al Sharpton's, Jesse Jackson's, and talking heads when you need them?
Will Smith -- Hitler, Schmitler; He Wasn't That Bad
On the day before Christmas, a leading Jewish group is kvetching loudly about Will Smith's recent suggestion that Adolf Hitler wasn't all bad, calling it "ignorant, detestable, and offensive." Oy.
And it doesn't end there ...
The Jewish Defense League is calling on Barack Obama to repudiate Smith's comments, and wants theaters to pull Smith's new flick "I Am Legend" from their screens. Smith told a Scottish paper 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.'" What kind of meshuggeneh talk is that?!
Smith's words, say the JDL, "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's rep could not be reached for comment.
[Ed.note] I have read that Mr. Smith has recently joined the Church of Scientology. Perhaps he needs to join another.