While Jewish groups have accepted his strongly worded renunciation of the Führer, Will Smith-Loves-Hitlergate rages on: A telling statement spoken at the end of the I Am Legend star's interview with a Scottish reporter is now raising eyebrows, leading some to wonder if Smith hasn't perhaps spent more time than was entirely necessary hunkered down with a Nazi-haired Tom Cruise in a bunker eight floors below the Celebrity Centre, preparing at any moment to bite down on a problem-solving vitamin capsule should it come to that:
Will Smith wisely backed away from comments he made to a Scottish reporter about Adolf Hitler. But Smith, who is new best friends with Scientologist Tom Cruise, may have slipped up on a second front.
The "I Am Legend" star, who's never confirmed rumors he's become a member of the sect, certainly sounded like a Scientologist when he was discussing the Fuhrer, who was responsible for World War II and the annihilation of 6 million Jews. Smith told Scotland's Daily Record: "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. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming."
Smith's language reeks of pure Cruisery—he only recently defended the learned OT-8 in a 60 Minutes interview—though we'd be disheartened to think he foolishly swallowed his close friend's repeated assertions that the most feared and loathsome leader in history was merely suffering from an advanced case of Jüden-thetan enturbulation, a common condition that could have been easily diagnosed by hooking the wee-'stached dictator to an Ay-meter, and cured with several decades of auditing and a vigorous shvitzing regimen.
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