So He's Still in the Closet?

Friday, January 20, 2006

As if I needed another reason to dislike Tom Cruise:

Tom Cruise has reportedly stopped an episode of South Park that mocks him from being aired in Britain.

The show, in which Nicole Kidman and Cruise's fellow Scientologist John Travolta are depicted attempting to coax an animated version of the actor out of a closet caused controversy when broadcast in the US.

The cartoon Kidman tells Cruise, "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" - referring to allegations about Cruise's sexuality.

According to, Paramount have agreed not to show the episode again, after Cruise complained.

A source tells the site, "Tom is famously very litigious and will go to great lengths to protect his reputation. Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn't dare risk showing it again. It's a shame that UK audiences will never see it because it's very funny."

So maybe the TomKat media coverage went overboard, and I didn't contribute to the fire by covering it ad nauseum. But consider this: he's a major movie star who knocked up Katie Holmes and is very open about his involvement in Scientology. Yeah, people are going to notice, including South Park.

I realize I've never been parodied on a worldwide scale before and can't relate to what Tom Cruise puts up with on a daily basis, but I really could care less if all of Great Britain thought I were gay.