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Hitler Story Heil of S**t

1/3/2008 10:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A big entertainment news service is beating itself up after it helped spread that whole misconstrued Will Smith-as-Hitler-apologist mishegas.

The World Entertainment News Network issued a formal apology to Smith, saying that the "erroneous and dangerous statement attributed to Will Smith about Adolph HItler being a 'good person' ... was false and misleading." WENN says it takes "full responsibility for the dissemination" of the story and offers Will "a sincere apology" and deeply regrets "the personal stress" caused.

WENN had picked up the misrepresented quote from a Scottish paper, which has yet to retract its report.

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1.

Poops    

I can't stand this man.

2452 days ago
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SuperStarSteve    

I thought it was weird that Will Smith -- a black man, would make some kind of excuse of a man the likes of Hitler. Just didn't make any sense.

2452 days ago
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LesserEvilJeremy    

..but Smith still thinks Sadam is an Ok kind of guy....lol glad to see someone finally retracts and does the right thing
Jeremy lesser of two evils

2452 days ago
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Kelli    

I knew it. He's always seemed like a nice person.

2452 days ago
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roughdaddy    

this story been covered anywhere else but tmz? i thought it would be bigger than what tmz make it out to be!!!

2452 days ago
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Jean    

WOW, alot of others need to apologize as well.

2452 days ago
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Jean    

THIS IS A LESSON TO EVERYONE!!! Before you believe a story that is published here or other websites, and before you jump on a person, wait to hear the whole story first. This site and others were too quick to jump on Will Smith, tarnishing his character in the process.

2452 days ago
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Jean    

#6, I doubt Will Smith thinks Sadam is ok.

2452 days ago
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ernie    

These celebrity scientoligests suck ass: Tom Cruise's rant on anti-depressants for pregnat women when he's not a woman at all (but barely a man either) and now this when Will Smith isn't a Jew?! 'Tards!

2452 days ago
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ummm... ok???    

Ok so what about when TMZ came out with a similar story??... the Headline read Will Smith thinks Hitler isn't so bad?!?!? so where is your retraction TMZ??

2452 days ago
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Jessica    

WHAT THE HELL COLBERT #1 FAN???? OBV YOU ARE RETARDED AND IM NOT EVEN GONNA ADD TO THAT, GET HELP STUPID

2452 days ago
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roughdaddy    

good!!! i hope he learn to shut up for sec!!! just make good movies,,,enough with the philosophies!!! even his son is annoying!! taking after his dad!!!

2452 days ago
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Sparticus    

The question is was the quote correct? Did Will said the quote that was reported. forgot about the reporter's interpretation of the alleged quote. Did will say what was quoted? If he did than it was his bone headed mistake-talking without thinking. If that quote was never mentioned than yes he is owed an apology. Next time, Will make sure you tape your self in the interview, but then again , that could also work against you. A little advice Will, dont mentioned Hitler.

2452 days ago
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Jessica    

The correct quote was that Hitler didn't think that what he was doing at the time was a bad thing. to whoever who said he needs to shut up and make good movies, He's an American and has the right to say whatever the F*** he wants to say tard.

2452 days ago
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Erica    

9. These celebrity scientoligests suck ass: Tom Cruise's rant on anti-depressants for pregnat women when he's not a woman at all (but barely a man either) and now this when Will Smith isn't a Jew?! 'Tards!

Posted at 8:50PM on Jan 3rd 2008 by I'm Colbert's #1 13-year-old-fan (next to my friend)

Dear God.......................
Go to school, pay attention, get an education and get off of the internet.
Jessica has a point, get some help.

2452 days ago
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