Tom Cruise got Comedy Central to cancel Wednesday night’s South Park episode about Scientology by warning that he’d refuse to promote Mission Impossible 3, insiders say. Since Paramount is banking on MI3 to make money this summer, and Paramount is owned by Viacom, which also owns Comedy Central, the tactic worked. The South Park episode – which pokes fun at Scientology and shows Cruise, John Travolta and R. Kelly – was mysteriously pulled at the last minute.
Well thank goodness Tom got the episode pulled; otherwise people might start thinking Scientology was weird or something. I don’t know at what point Tom became such a jackass, though it’s a well known fact that short people are intrinsically evil and must be destroyed. Hey, it’s right there in the Bible, right after the part where Jesus flies around around the Earth to reverse time and save Lois.