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Friday, March 17, 2006

 

Cruise Shuts Down 'South Park'?(!!)

Tom Cruise reportedly forced network Comedy Central to cancel the repeat of a South Park episode about Scientology by threatening to boycott publicity events for Mission: Impossible 3, according to media reports.

The star is alleged to have pressurized Hollywood executives at Paramount Pictures which are owned by Viacom--as is Comedy Central.

South Park episode "Trapped In The Closet" thrilled fans when it aired in November, by poking fun at both Cruise and his controversial beliefs system. But, despite being scheduled to rerun on Wednesday night, it was mysteriously pulled at the last minute.

However, Cruise's spokesman denies the star threatened executives: "He never said any such thing about Mission: Impossible 3."

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone issued an statement to Daily Variety saying,

"So, Scientology, you may have won this battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun!
Temporarily anozinizing (corr) our episode will not stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies.
Curses and drat! You have obstructed us now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu."

The statement is signed "Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants to the dark lord Xenu".

http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3484993

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BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE EPISODE HERE!
http://www.scienTOMogy.info/south-park.htm

Comments:
South Park, and for that matter, hundreds of T.V. shows make fun of celebrities and poke fun at them, but that gives no reason to try and sue them! As stated before, if he doesn't like the episode, he shouldn't watch it, and just let the joke die down. Banning the episode will just have people question his masculinity if he's so desperate to stop the episode from running... My own personal opinion: He is going to get severely beaten and ass-raped (another word for beaten) by several South Park fans if he dares go out in public. Not that I wouldn't blame them. I'd be pretty tempted myself to shove a splintered wooden stake up his ass, even if it was over one single episode of South Park. However, if he wants to do this so badly, then let him do so. I only wish he could've found another way to express how he felt over the episode rather than immature bullying towards the Paramount company.
 
I'm not sure how he could have threatened Paramount or Viacom. He's contractually obliged to promote MI:3 and not doing so would harm him as much as them. He doesn't want his film to fail. Though I'm sure he exercised some kind of influence in this respect to get the episode pulled.

Way to go, Tommy. How many times have you watched efforts like this backfire? He's only ended up bringing more attention to the South Park episode than it would have got had he and Hayes just kept their mouths shut. Now, it's all over the news and thousands upon thousands of people that have never even heard of South Park, let alone seen it, are going to read about this.

-Emily, Servant of the Dark Lord Xenu
 
So anyway, I saw a photo of the cruiser standing against a background whose color virtually matched the color of the Martian atmosphere. So I fired up the Photoshop and went to work on it. I think preserving the stray hairs on his head does give it a more naturalistic appearance. Right?

Here it it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72813079@N00/114517002/
 
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