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By / 06.20.11

This story comes from the DailyMail, and as a general rule, I’m skeptical of anything British people consider a credible news item or edible food. But the story is that it was actually Steven Spielberg who had Megan Fox fired from Transformers 3. Or as entertainment analysts called it, “the most important news story since the Big Bang.”

The Hollywood legend was outraged after the screen beauty compared Michael Bay to Hitler during a press interview. The 25-year-old actress was quickly dumped from the film and replaced by British model Rosie Huntington-Whitley.
Fox had tried to claim she left the third in the series of the films to pursue other acting opportunities.
But ahead of the July 4 premiere of Transformers 3 director Bay has revealed for the first time he was told to get rid of the actress.
He said: ‘You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now.

And these are the same people who hired Josh Duhamel to play a gruff special ops soldier so you know they don’t take casting decisions lightly.  To refresh your memory, this was what Megan Fox actually said.

Wonderland Magazine: What are your most favourite and least favourite things about working with Michael Bay?
Megan Fox: God, I really wish I could go loose on this one. He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him. He’s vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he’s a tyrant. Shia and I almost die when we make a Transformers movie. He has you do some really insane things that insurance would never let you do.

After that, everyone laughed at gilded butterflies.  Anyway, if they fired her because she’s not a very good actress and they realized they could pay someone else less to look pretty and scream at green screens, fine.  But in general, people need to stop freaking out every time someone gets compared to Hitler.  Hitler did do a couple other things besides killing Jews.  She was basically saying Bay was a tyrant, which isn’t that terrible, it’s kind of the director’s job.  Meanwhile, him blaming this all on an old Jew who secretly controls everything doesn’t exactly refute the comparison.


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