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Taking a quote out of context is one thing, lying about a quote is quite another issue. The infamous gossip columnists with the aid of their paparazzi entourage have ruined many a successful career with their rantings….
The latest ‘would be’ victim was Will Smith, popular actor. His statement of “Everyone is basically good”, along with… “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, “let me do the most evil thing I can do today,” came out as ‘hitler was a good guy’…..
C’mon guys…. let’s have an ounce of truth in your reporting. It’s bad enough the political reporters lie about everything under the sun, at least let’s see some reality when it comes to important stuff like gossip.
The following Associated Press report should clear up any misunderstandings on this matter…..
Will Smith angry, says Hitler comment misinterpreted
‘Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet,’ American actor says in response to gossip website articles claiming he said German leader was ‘basically good’
Will Smith is angry over celebrity gossip website articles that he said misinterpreted a recent remark he made in a Scottish newspaper about Adolf Hitler.
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.”‘
The quote was preceded by the writer’s observation: “Remarkably, Will believes everyone is basically good.”
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Over the weekend, dozens of celebrity gossip websites 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.