Friday, January 20, 2006

More reasons to dislike Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is apparently unhappy with the depiction of him in a recent “South Park” episode—and is using his clout to keep it from airing again.

I wouldn’t say I watch “South Park” regularly, but when I do more often than not I wind up laughing out loud.

The funniest episode I saw from the recent season was a hysterical spoof of Scientology, in which Scientologists believed Stan was the second coming of L. Ron Hubbard.

The same episode, entitled “Trapped in the Closet,” featured a subplot in which a cartoon version of Cruise locked himself in a closet and refused to come out.

Cartoon versions of ex-wife Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta try to coax Cruise out.

“Don't you think this has gone on long enough? It's time for you to come out of the closet. You're not fooling anyone,” the cartoon Kidman says.

Cruise has convinced Paramount to keep the episode off the air in the United Kingdom, and apparently they’ve agreed not rerun it in the United States either. Although the Comedy Central site says it’s scheduled to air Monday night (or is that this past Monday?).

Paramount released Cruise’s “War of the Worlds” last year and will release his “Mission: Impossible 3” this summer. Apparently they don’t want to risk angering their big shot star.

This is unbelievable. As if I wasn’t already sick enough of Tom Cruise. If he’s going to live his life in the public eye—with his couch jumping and berating of Brooke Shields—then he needs to learn to lighten up.

At least the “South Park” folks are lucky he didn’t unleash the Dark Side of the Force on them.


Will Powers said...

I think it's a good depiction!

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