Will Smith Wins Suit over Adolf Hitler Remarks

A judge in London has awarded Will Smith an unspecified amount of damages in a lawsuit brought by the actor and rapper against entertainment news agency World Entertainment News Network (WENN). According to Reuters, Judge David Eady agreed that WENN had “wholly misrepresented” Smith’s statements and caused him “acute embarrassment.” The suit stems from a story printed by the agency in which it was claimed that Smith had praised German dictator Adolf Hitler as a “good person.” Smith’s actual comments read as follows: “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.’” Although WENN later printed a retraction, Smith’s attorney Rachel Atkins contended that it went largely ignored by most media outlets. John Melville Smith, the attorney representing WENN, offered apologies on behalf of the agency and accepted that the story was misleading and erroneous. Atkins stated that the monetary compensation awarded by the court will be donated to charity and cover the legal costs of the lawsuit.

  • moresickaMC

    Good look for Will. Just tryna tear down a successful black man. ANd Will’s comments made sense

  • Caine

    Good to hear. Will stay winning…

  • krb

    that’s good for will! now britney needs to do the same thing!

  • bro

    i love will, no homo

  • POLO DIZ

    SO!……AND!

  • tampa g

    set they ass str8

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  • Flymasta

    TO ALL THE KIDS FROM ACROSS THE LAND TAKE IT FROM ME NAZI’S JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND

  • TayTiZZl3

    Go Will Go Will Go Will Go Will!

  • Trickdd

    Fuck that shit yall sound fuckin stupid anybody who wakes up to kill people is a fuckin piece of shit thats like sayn a cearal killer was doing somethin good cause they felt like it was a good thing to kill this person. all the inesent kids all there moms naw that aint thinkin good Will thats called be in fuckin crazy i like Will Smith but that comment was fuckin dum.239

    • the one

      What Will said was wrong but I got it. In Hitler’s mind he was doing right. What he said I think was that Hitler was good but his mindset was wrong. Hitler was and is bad but in his mind he must of been doin good if he went thru some long ass 5 year shit. You dont do shit for 5 years if u aint think ur doin good

  • Chaka

    My brothers I need help out here.Cos I still dont get it.Will said“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.’” Can we as a black people apply this kind of reasoning to the white people that raped our women,sold our children,robbed and enslaved us?To me Will was careless in his use of words.Hitler had no excuse for doing what he did during the war.No man can feel he or she is doing the right thing in ordering the death of over six million human beings,even if his heart was made of stone.The fact that he killed himself is even proof that he was aware of his guilt…Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

  • KRAZ1E

    WILL REMINDS ME OF MYSELF ALIL. IM JUST NOT A RAPPER OR ACTOR. ALTHOUGH I DO HAVE THOSE SKILLS.

  • menaceman305

    its amazing; either u dudes on here r playing dumb or a lot of u r fuckin idiots. there’s no fuckin way I’m gonna believe that anyone with higher than a 10th grade education don’t understand what Will was sayin. and to add retardation to stupidity u all r makin reference to the clearly racial shit that some selected whites decided to do to some selected blacks. all he’s sayin is that in some sick twisted way hitler believed that he was riding the world of a race for the better of mankind. nobody is sayin that he was a good person, Will just sd that in his mind he BELIEVED that he was.

    Yall niggaz keep twistin Wills words if u want to; he gon have yall ass out here payin undisclosed amounts for the same shit that WENN did, and give more money to charity.

    dade county stand the fuck up!!! we in here!!!

    • Chaka

      My brother please try to read other people’s statment carefully before commenting on them.I never said Will said Hitler was a good person.What I said was that Will was careless in his use of words.Now lets look at Will’s statment to see if what m saying is correct.Like you rightly observed Will did’nt say Hitler was a good person but said Hitler in his own mind believed that the evil he was doing was good.The question is how does Will know what Hitler was thinking?Infact Will in that statment sounds as if he was making an excuse for Hitler,and thats where my reference to the enslavement of Africans by the whites comes in.As a blackman I certainly would not be happy to hear a brother of another race saying that the whites who enslaved my forefathers thought they where doing the right thing.That sure would sound like he is making an excuse for those whites.That he is cheapening the crime of forced slavery.Its a careless and silly statment that Will made.Next time he should be more carefull.As for you manaceman305 try to show some maturity by being polite in your comments when relating to others.It helps a lot.Peace

      • hoodem

        y can’t niggas understand this.Hitler did not think he was doing wrong he thought he was helping his country…which he did he was just ignorant in his way of going about it. the slave traders and owners knew they were morally wrong and the fact he killed himself was not an admission of guilt it was admission of the fact he didn’t want to get captured

        • Chaka

          This is the whole point of my argument.People like you and Will are the ones making the excuse for hitler that he taught the evil he was doing was good.Hitler himself never said such.How do you think a jew will respond to this excuse you are making for Hitler,knowing that over six million jews were killed in Nazi camps?That was why I brought up the stuff on slavery as a kind of analogy.As we blacks will not be happy hearing some one of another race say the whites who enslaved us believed the evil they were doing was good,we should be sensitive enough to know that a Jew would not be happy hearing a person of another race saying that Hitler who ordered the death of over six million jews believed the evil he was doing was good.If you look at Will’s comment objectively,you will agree with me that its a careless and silly comment.
          Hoodem,you also said:”the fact he[Hitler] killed himself was not an admission of guilt it was admission of the fact he didn’t want to get captured”.Here you fail to see that if Hitler was not aware of his guilt he would not have feared getting captured to the extent that he committed the cowardly death of sucide.So my argument in my earlier post in which I said the fact that Hitler killed himself is even proof that he was aware of his guilt,still stands.Peace.

  • Daedalus605

    I just find it funny that even on an internet discussion board, we have to talk about this stupid media mess up in terms of race. There was no racial premeditation, Will said something that is highly intelligent and the morons in mass media twisted it up because they (like some of this discussion’s participants) are utterly ignorant.

    I see this bull everyday in my classroom and I keep trying to tell my students that all of this my-nuts-are-bigger-than-yours, horribly misspelled bravado is just about as genocidal as the pity-us-we-were-oppressed-recently shtick.

    As a black educator in a black school, I ask you: stop this willful ignorance and think before you post this junk. The only reason I found it is because my ten-year-old son and his friends had printed it off and were reading it to each other.

    So thank you to all my brothers who felt like writing this junk up and encouraging my son and his friends to call one another a term created to keep black men and women in slavery and use profanity wherever and whenever they are. You want to know who is holding us back now, these backward ignorant prigs.

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  • Tybone08

    Who gives a f*#K if he did say it… jews are very sensitive, they have gone through the struggle, however they seem to be putting another race through struggle as we write this shit on this site…. think long and hard about how the Palestinians go through there lives but no one seems to give a F*#k

  • C Dash

    On the real…. Some of ya’ll are reading into to much of Will’s comment. Everybody has there own way at looking at things, but stop trying to dig so deep. Most statements are as shallow as they appear.

  • Rednose pit bull

    chaka,you are just plain stupid! Talking about revenge on whites for slavery,you are stupid as shit,Theres not one american alive that had anything to do with the slavery,it was a long time ago,those people were wrong and should have payed,but they didnt and they are now dead and gone..no one thats alive now had shit to do with it..focus on moveing forward already….blacks who feel this strong about it should go somewere were there are no whites,if whites dont like black then the same fucking thing aplies…this country is for people who dont care what color the next man is,and if you do care,go somewere the fuck else period..quit crying about the old ass bullshit,and if you cant leave,that applies to whites as well as blacks and all other colors..quit turning everything into race..the news company didnt twist wills words to bring down a black man,they did it to make there company money,had nothing to do with bringing down a black man now fuck off dumb fucks

    • the one

      co-sign

  • menaceman305

    co sign Rednose pit bull

    with that being said there’s no need to respond to Chaka only that u should. Spell my name right if u gon try to call me out genius.

    Unfortunately I choose not to be racist, sorry if that offends a sensitive black brother such as urself!!!

  • http://myspace.com/krazy_sexxxy_kool str8_stylin

    I truly understand what Chaka iz coming from…Im 17 years old and I understand what he is coming from…be 4real people…if someone of another race made those same comments about the “white man” and “slavery” there would be alot of “no the fuck dat soandso didnt”…so dont be so critical of another’s man opinion…Chaka didnot state anything about revenge on white people…so come correct next time…By the way Racism still exists in the 21st century…so letting anything go would be very ignorant…So what most ppl who owned slave are dead…so are the many slaves that were lynched…and the other thousands of african americans that were lynched in the 20 century long after “SLAVERY” had ended…Read your history books son…focusing on moving on is easier 4 u to say because Im sure your not African american…and until u are you should think twice before you post random things on the net…im jus ending to say everyone has the right to their opinion…so dont degrade someone by their’s

  • JAMERIKING

    this shit is ridiculous will is sayin hitler didnt do what he did bcuz he was tryin to be evil he did it bcuz he thought it was right… we all know it was wrong but will was never giving him an excuse or making judgement on whether hitler was good or bad … HE WAS JUST SAYING THAT HITLER HAD HIS REASONS FOR DOING WHAT HE DID WHETHER THEY BE RIGHT OR WRONG

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  • nre

    I’ve learned one valuable lesson:

    War and hate doesn’t bring a single good thing. People can’t even TALK about it fifty years later without being mad at eachother.

    I’m sorry to say it but “the last idiot isn’t born yet”

  • Trickdd

    I DONT THINK HITLER EVER THOUGHT HE WAS DOING ANYTHING GOOD THATS WHAT IM SAYN HE HAD POWER AND PEOPLE WHERE SCARED OF HIM HE DIDNT HAVE TO KILL ANYBODY BUT HE DID FOR THE SIMPLE FACT HE DIDNT GIVE A SHIT HE DIDNT THINK IT WAS GOOD PEOPLE WHO KILL OTHER HUMANBEANS JUST DONT GIVE A SHIT NUFF SAYD YALL TALKIN LIKE HITLER WAS BACK IN THE 1800 TRUST ME HE NEW WHAT HE WAS DOIING YA KILL SOMEONE YOUR EVIL

    • Jay Stone

      nigga, you sound dumb. shut the fuck up and go to school! lol

  • Colin Chapman

    Another good reason why actors should refrain from offering their opinions or any comments on anything except the latest movie they are starring in.

  • Jack

    wonder what Carlton banks and uncle phil think.

  • cheea

    will got this shit

  • Chaka

    Rednose pit bull you said:”chaka,you are just plain stupid! Talking about revenge on whites for slavery,you are stupid as shit” I dont know whose comments you were reading cause I never said anything like blacks having revenge on whitemen.And brothers like’the one’and ‘menaceman305′ who co-signed what you said also are not paying attention.str8_stylin best describe where am coming from and it will be good for y’all to read his comment and mine over again before making any judgement.Peace.

  • XL

    Well done will, they’re racist anyway, mad you’re on top and trying to bring you down.

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