I haven’t touched upon Tom Cruise’s bout with Matt Lauer on the Today yet. I wanted to give myself a day or two to soak everything in, that Tom Cruise had to say. I should have known; I still think that Tom Cruise is a fucked up freak.
Here’s a sampling of Tom’s googley-gook:
When Lauer mentioned Cruise’s earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. Cruise told Lauer he didn’t know what he was talking about. “You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” Cruise said.
The interview became more heated when Lauer, who said he knew people who had been helped by the attention-deficit disorder drug Ritalin, asked Cruise about the effects of the drug. “Matt, Matt, you don’t even — you’re glib,” Cruise responded. “You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, OK. That’s what I’ve done.”
When asked if he could be with someone at this stage in his life who doesn’t have an interest in the Church of Scientology — girlfriend Katie Holmes has said she’s embracing the religion — Cruise told Lauer: “Scientology is something that you don’t understand. It’s like you could be a Christian and be a Scientologist.” “It is a religion. Because it’s dealing with the spirit. You as a spiritual being. It gives you tools you can use to apply to your life.”
Oh, where do I begin. First off, Tom took all of Matt’s comments as if they were a personal attack on him. Second, where the fuck is you’re PhD in psychiatry? Third, Tom must have had a really bad experience with Ritalin. While I agree, it’s prescribed way too often for kids, there are a good number who have benefited from the drug. So to sweepingly dismiss the drug, is just unfair. Fourth, Tom kept saying that Matt didn’t understand. Ah, Tom, Matt’s an interviewer who is asking you questions. Matt is not claiming to the the “expert” that you claim to be. Matt is sane. Fifth, when someone is so defensive our their beliefs, you immediately want to question them. Who knew that drugs, science and psychiatry were connected?
As a side note. Unbelievably, Tom has never met an alien.