Fresh Prince and whitey's favorite black man, Will Smith, is fuming that comments he made about Adolf Hitler to a Scottish newspaper were taken out of context.
Will made this comment:
"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.' "
As a result of these comments some gossip blogs ran stories that Will Smith thinks Hitler is "good."
Of course, he didn't say that. And of course, it must be upsetting to hear people say you dig a genocidal monster. But can I just say Will had this coming?
I mean, even online, everyone knows you don't drop the H-bomb. It's the lamest, most hackneyed metaphor in every flame war. It's always misinterpreted, and always unconvincing. Talk about playing with fire.
But maybe that's just it. Maybe Will likes the controversy. So here are some more suggestions for Will ---that while technically not offensive--- will lead to huge controversy:
Tell Al Jazeera that Mohammed Ali isn’t that great.
Tell Ebony magazine that he doesn’t not believe that black actors aren’t inferior to white ones.
Tell High Times that he forbids Cherry Garcia in his house.
Tell Cracked readers that Kurt Cobain was a talented songwriter who is wrongly extolled as a genius of the Lennon or Hendrix caliber.