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Will Smith Loves Everyone!

3:11 PM, Dec 22, 2007 • By DEAN BARNETT
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A few weeks ago, Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of the "50 Smartest People in Hollywood." Checking in at number five was Will Smith, the star of the current hit "I Am Legend." Smith was the highest ranked performer on the list, edging out the sixth ranked Meryl Streep. After Streep, you had to go all the way down to thirteen to find another purported Hollywood brainiac who does their work in front of the cameras. (That would be Northern Kentucky University dropout George Clooney, in case you were wondering.)

Smith must feel some pressure now that Entertainment Weekly has crowned him the smartest actor in Hollywood. Thus, he has taken to giving pronouncements on historical matters while he expands on his philosophy of seeing the good in everyone.

"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."

What a canny student of humanity! It's quite a comfort that the Hollywood community has so forcefully weighed in on all matters regarding the war with radical Islam. Those actors sure have a lot to offer.

Assuming this comment reaches a wide audience, Smith will have to submit to extensive sensitivity training as well as a highly public display of cross cultural rehabilitation. Abe Foxman, please call your office after sundown.