“I’m not an anti-Semitic person…. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler,” Badu said randomly as the Nazi leader had not been previously mentioned in the interview.
“Come again?” the interview asked back.
“Hitler was a wonderful painter,” she responded.
Dissatisfied with her response, the interviewer pushed Badu to explain herself, noting that, contrary to popular belief, Hitler was a relatively mediocre artist.
“Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood….I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me,” Badu answered.
Comment: Tragically, her hair is bigger than her brain.
Thanks to the great Tom Elia, who sent me this wonderful scene from Mel Brooks’ The Producers about Hitler the painter.
Franz Liebekind: You know, not many people knew it, but the Führer was a terrific dancer.
Max: Really, I never dreamed that…
Franz Liebekind: That is because that you were taken in by that verdammte Allied propaganda! Such filthy lies! They told lies! But nobody ever said a bad word about Winston Churchill, did they? No! ‘Win with Winnie!’ Churchill! With his cigars. With his brandy. And his rotten painting, rotten! Hitler – there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! Two Coats! Churchill. He couldn’t even say ‘Nazi’. He would say ‘Noooo-zeeehz, Nooooooooooooo-zeeehz!’ It wasn’t Noses! It was Nazis! Churchill!…Let me tell you this! And you’re hearing this straight from the horse. Hitler was better looking than Churchill. He was a better dresser than Churchill. He had more hair! He told funnier jokes! And he could dance the pants off of Churchill!…Churchill!