Friday, March 17, 2006 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Memo to Tom Cruise: Just Ignore What Offends You

According to the NY Post, actor Tom Cruise has apparently persuaded Viacom-owned Comedy Central to cancel the rebroadcast of a controversial "South Park" episode about Scientology. He apparently threatened to refuse to promote the Paramount Pictures film "Mission Impossible 3" that is coming out this summer. (Paramount is also owned by Viacom.)

What a fool he is. Top Gun boy has just done more harm to his beloved Scientology religion than he can possibly imagine. By forcing Comedy Central to cancel the showing of that South Park episode poking fun at Scientology, everybody and his brother will now seek that episode out and view it somehow. I bet the episode will be the #1 most downloaded video on the Internet in less than a week. Don't people ever learn to just ignore stuff that offends them and move on? By making a fuss about it they just draw our collective attention to it. Indeed, I'm going to go check my TiVo right now and see if I recorded this episode. It sounds funny. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Tom!

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:23 PM | Generic Rant