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Will Smith Supports Barack Obama, AKA His Next Movie Role

Will Smith says that Barack Obama is only the second political figure he has ever thrown his support behind — the first being Nelson Mandela (Will just helped celebrate Mandela's 90th birthday). BBC got the details about the actor's endorsement, while Will was in London promoting his new film this week.

On why he supports Obama: "I travel around the world a lot, and I was kind of used to people being happy when the Americans showed up. That sort of changed over the last eight years. So I'm excited about the new possibilities of hope and change that Barack is bringing."

On whether celebrities should share their politics: "Individuals have to decide what they want to do. I think I'm a pretty good judge if someone's a good person. So I just lend my support to people that I believe are good people."

Do you agree? Will also had time to stop by the Colbert Report this week, where he mentioned his ears again. He also admitted that he wants to play Barack in a movie! To see Will's interview with his big fan Stephen,



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kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I agree lilkimbo. I don't always comment myself but I do read the comments and I don't think one side is more guilty than the other. I've seen members of both team red and team blue be antagonistic for no reason or defensive over nothing comments. That being said, I've also seen those same people be kind and supportive of opposing team members. I think a lot of the meaning gets lost in translation of the typing. You can't tell if some one is being sarcastic or genuine without the help of emoticons. It is easy to misinterpret someone. Also politics are intertwined with personal beliefs so naturally there is going to be passion involved. Unfortunately it is only likely to get worse as Novemeber gets closer. :(
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
In reaction to the comments early, I definitely think both sides attack and if people honestly think their side is never guilty of it, they are living in a fantasy world. Team Blue people call Team Red people heartless and immoral on a fairly consistent basis. I've seen them called ignorant many times, as well. That being said, I've seen Team Red people participate in the name calling, too.
janneth janneth 8 years
Bushie boy had never been to Eurpoe until he was prez.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I had somewhat the same experience as your friend, janneth. When I went to Norway to visit family in 1998, everybody I met automatically warmed to me when I was introduced as the "american cousin" but when I went back in 2004, it was all "oh the american :oy: ". It happened in Oslo, Iceland and on Skudeneshavn. Complete opposite reaction from my reception 6 years earlier.
janneth janneth 8 years
Harts, I did profit from the perspective about his experience in his travels about not getting the warm reception he used to get in other countries, as an American. I know someone who has lived abroad for a year, and she says instead of people automatically liking her for being an American, she is greeted with PITY. (I guess that's better than hatred???)
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
Will! Nooooooooooo! I love Will Smith! Dang it! I hate when they do this stuff! It's one thing when they are asked about politics and give their input. After all since fans usually want to know what the celebs personality is about. Their politics could be considered apart of their personality. But, I would rather they would just say, "nah, don't want to talk about my politics". Or if they are actually involved in politics (which would be more acceptable than just, "Well my highly regarded opinon is.....") I would understand or expect them to talk about politics. But ENDORSING? *Scoff* I don't think celebrities should be endorsing politicians. That kinda bums me out that Smith would do that. I consider that a little egotistical really--of any celeb. Again, "My highly regarded opinon..."
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
hmmmmmm steak :drool:
janneth janneth 8 years
I had flank steak tonight.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
My "addiction" has only gotten worse in the last couple of months. A new parishoner and I really hit it off, and the best part is - he works in a meat plant. Any and all extras that can't be sold are distributed among the workers. I now am an ex officio employee there. Ribeye for $2.50/lb is incredible!!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
YUM! Steak.... :drool:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I don't know. Could it be because I'm: A) from the WI, dairy country? B) I'm a man? or C) Because I talk about having meat of some type (steak, hamburgers, brats, etc...) for dinner all the time?
janneth janneth 8 years
Goodbye Chard, on to Pinot. Undave, why do I equate you with steak? :bbq:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I'm finishing a Cabernet. Great with steak (which was dinner).
janneth janneth 8 years
I thought the pictures referred to the Sistine Chapel, but my SO said it is "ET". ??
syako syako 8 years
me too! sipping some petite sirah as we type ;)
janneth janneth 8 years
I'm already onboard the wine train :cocktail:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
It is true. I thought it was weird how everyone was so testy lately (including me) then I remembered that and it all makes sense. So let's just drink till it passes, okay? :drinks:
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
"I actually didn't know before I arrived that he would be there." Suuuurreeeee Liberty ;)
tiff58 tiff58 8 years
I just heard on our local radio last week (Philly station) that DJ JJ has won awards in Philadelphia (his hometown)for his charity, so I guess he's still pretty relevant in this area at least.
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 8 years
Plus also we're all smack in Cancer, so that could explain a lot of emotional responses to things. . . water sign and all.
janneth janneth 8 years
Harmony, is this true, because it would explain things.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Is THAT why I'm having I'm having?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
WOW. Don't you guys know what's happening?! Mercury just came out of retrograde. It effects ALL communication. Don't worry I think we'll all be back to normal soon. :) (I'm an astrology DORK)
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I apologize for my role in the nastiness on this thread. I don't like reading other people fight in the comments so I'm sure no one enjoyed reading me fight. :)
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
You know Bella, I think so far Gary Coleman is the worse that I have seen, aside of Corey Haims. Corey Feldman is doing better than he is now and they were both addicts of more than one drug. *Sorry if I misspelled any names there* Anyway, a lot of them work their money all wrong in the beginning. They spend more money than they save and invest in the good things. They buy regular homes, vacation homes, yachts, too many unpaid for luxury cars, and other things that they know that cannot afford. They put themselves in so much debt before they even get stable. A few big checks do NOT make you stable Bella.
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