Australia braced for Tom Cruise and the closet
Feb. 16, 2006
A controversial episode of manic cartoon South Park featuring Tom Cruise locking himself in a closet will be aired by SBS next week.
The episode angered Cruise when it was aired in the US in November. It was subsequently pulled by the Paramount comedy channel on the UK’s BSkyB after fears Cruise - tipped to attend Kerry Packer’s memorial tomorrow - would sue.
“We haven’t received any legal threats so we’re going to publish and be damned,” an SBS spokesman said yesterday.
Cruise is shown believing character Stan is the reincarnation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, but is devastated when the boy tells Cruise that Leonardo DiCaprio is a better actor.
South Park: Scientology: Episode 912: Trapped in the Closet
Cruise locks himself in Stan’s closet and refuses pleas from people including former wife Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta to come out.
The episode airs on Monday night.
Disclaimer:This news page is about groups, organizations or movements, which may have been called "cults" and/or "cult-like" in some way, shape or form. But not all groups called either "cults" or "cult-like" are harmful. Instead, they may be benign and generally defined as simply people intensely devoted to a person, place or thing. Therefore, the discussion or mention of a group, organization or person on this page, is not necessarily meant pejoratively. Readers are encouraged to read widely on a topic before forming an opinion. Never accept information from a single source at face value. This website only holds a small amount of information and should not be relied on as a complete source. For example, if you find older information, this should be weighed up against newer information as circumstances can change.