OK, so maybe he’s as straight as they come (fnarr!) but he’s certainly suffering from a sense of humour failure over an episode of South Park. He’s taken exception to one episode of the new series that poked fun of his widely-suspected rampant homosexuality (though that couldn’t possibly be true) and his stupid beliefs (now that is true). From El Reg:
UK TV viewers will not get to see an episode of South Park which shows Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta attempting to coax a fictional Tom Cruise character out of a closet, with Kidman saying: “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.”
Naturally, the robustly heterosexual Top Gun star took exception to this when Trapped in the Closet aired in the US. The episode also showed Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard having a pop at the Cruise character’s acting abilities, and Cruise reportedly waved the legal big stick at Paramount and threatened to sue if the offending programme was ever shown again.
I don’t normally use those Peer2Peer network thingies to download illegally obtained entertainment but you can be sure that I’ll be attempting to get a copy of that now. This just goes to show that Tom Cruise might just be the cause of increased DVD piracy. Someone should sue him.