BEVERLY HILLS–Will Smith has had a life of such hardship and travail, we at GT wanted to investigate the pluck it took to make it in Hollywood for such an underprivileged Hollywood star.
As everyone knows by now, Smith, formerly known as Niger Willard Carroll Smith Jr. was born in Nigeria. Not only that but the most underprivileged part of Nigeria called the Lagos. It was here that poor Niger was harassed every single day he walked the 50 miles to school. The neighbors and passersby would call out, “Hi Niger, How are you today, Niger? Nice to see you Niger.” This traumatized him to the point that he was forced to move to America, by himself no less, at the tender age of 10, leaving his family behind in abject poverty.
Naturally, he had to support himself when he arrived after his 10 month trip as a stowaway on a garbage scow. Much to his surprise, the garbage scow was headed to California, Los Angeles no less. Finding a job at this age was not easy but he eventually landed one waiting tables at Chuck E. Cheese. It’s here that his charm and good looks were discovered.
However, Niger did have some health issues growing up. As a young adult he developed a rare syndrome called “Blue Genie Syndrome”. Luckily, since he was in the Blue State of California and had access to physicians who did the original research on this rare but sometimes fatal disorder. He was successfully treated with massive doses of Hydroxychloroquine and eventually recovered.
As they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and so it went with Niger. Eventually he did change his name to Will Smith, plus shedding his Blue Privilege really did the trick for his career. The rest is history as they say. We see below that he has received the coveted “4 Oscars at a time award” and eventually the “10 Ton Oscar”. Another American success story!