Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu has introduced a bill that would prohibit the selling, leasing, or distributing of an ultrasound machine by California manufacturers to anyone other than licensed medical professionals, after it was publicized that Tom Cruise had purchased one for use at home with Katie Holmes.
“If someone sees Tom Cruise buy one, they think this is the thing to do,” Lieu said. “This is a public safety measure. There’s really no medical reason for an untrained person to use this machine.”
If people are stupid enough to follow Tom Cruise’s example then I say let them. It’s called natural selection and I’m all for it. I don’t want to live in a world where jumping on people’s couches, eating placenta, and pretending to be a doctor are accepted forms of social behavior. Hell, why not speed things up and report Tom Cruise likes drinking Drāno and occasionally taking baths with a plugged in toaster oven.