Skip to comments.Star Actor Will Smith to German Press: 9/11 Changed Nothing for Me (Another Hollywood Barf Alert!)
Posted on 08/09/2004 7:33:21 PM PDT by Vision Thing
In an interview posted today on the website of a major Frankfurt newspaper under the title "George W. Bush Lied to Me," star actor Will Smith had some interesting things to say about the USA, President George W. Bush, Michael Moore and the September 11 terror attacks among other things.
When asked if 9/11 had changed anything for him personally, Smith answered:
No. Absolutely not. When you grow up black in America you have a completely different view of the world than white Americans. We blacks live with a constant feeling of unease. And whether you are wounded in an attack by a racist cop or in a terrorist attack, Im sorry, it makes no difference.
It is interesting to note that, on a certain level, Smith is comparing American police officers, those charged with protecting society, with Islamic terrorists intent on destroying America and everything it stands for. Smith implies that racism is so rampant among Americas police that it is a threat equal in magnitude to black America as that of international terrorism. Instead of seeing 9/11 as a traumatic watershed event that contributed to uniting black and white America and healing racial tensions, Smith seems to believe that the terrorist attacks have had little impact on what he sees as the poor state of race relations in the USA.
Smith: "UN the Future, Fahrenheit 9/11 Funny and Interesting, Bush Lied to Me"
Smith also praised the United Nations as the idea of the future and mentioned that he had been in contact with Kofi Annan. He stated that he felt lied to by President George W. Bush and his administration when it came to the war in Iraq. He also had the following to say on Michael Moore's new film Fahrenheit 9/11:
I found the film very funny. I found it interesting, and if it contributes to more people waking up and looking into things and drawing their own conclusions, then that is a good thing. However, one should not view the film as the Bible.
Smiths audiences in Germany and elsewhere in Europe will certainly be highly receptive to the actors views on his own country and will, as a result, likely flock in greater numbers to his film "I, Robot." What Americans make of all this is another matter indeed
we may have another Johnny Depp episode on our hands...
Yet another one for the banned list.
Wounded? You selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed piece of crap. Those people on the planes and in the towers were incinerated alive! You sorry excuse for a human being. Those racist cops raced up endless flights of stairs to save people of every color and hundreds of them were buried alive.
You're a sick soul Mr. Smith.
Another Hollywood airhead showing his lack of intelligence. Oye vey.
Thats to bad. I like Will Smith and I think he is a very good actor, I was hoping against hope he was republican but I guess only TV blacks on a dated sitcom are worthy of that distinction
What a despicable creep.
In Smiths world I guess that means drinking Sparklets water when the Perrier runs out. Black usually live in fear of other Blacks, but in this case the fear will be from this white boy not wasting money on his crappy movies!
Will Smith: "Absolutely not. It din't change a thing for me. Ah is just as prejudiced agin "whitie" as ah was befoe, Ah'm juss az stuupid az ah was befoe, and ah still thinks we should get repperashun for our enslavement".
He's talking about buying a house in London. Perhaps he should leave the country. If he does, he'd have a whole lot more honor than Alec Baldwin, who threatened to leave the country if Bush won, but didn't.
I'm sorry, people who "feel" that way are not Americans.
Another over-paid, under-intelligent actor heard from. His ditzy wife is in the new Tom Cruse movie, "Collateral." Won't go to see that one either because of the Bush-hating Cruse.
Looks like he has has joined the ranks of Micahel And His Marching Moorons*.
*Apologies to C. M. Kornbluth.
no offense will asshole, but I won't be seeing any more of your films.....that will give you a little 9-11 feeling to think about
Stale creep from the left coast.
How about when you have more money and wealth than 99% of the world's population, Mr. Smith? How does that skew your image of us peons?
Scratch another one.
Who gives a damned what an ignorant actor thinks?
They are paid to simply be human puppets that respond to commands. Very handy to have for the "progressive democrat socialist party"
I think that every time one of the left-wing idiots opens his/her mouth, we should always post their IQ (if any) and the last grade in (grammar) school they passed.
that's too bad. another actor that I will have to boycott.
I guess his latest film didn't do as well as he wanted, so he finds a way to bash America for it. At least he did it while outside the country.
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