Tom Cruise reportedly got Comedy Central to cancel Wednesday night’s cablecast of the controversial “South Park” episode about Scientology by warning that he’d refuse to promote “Mission Impossible 3,” reports today’s Page Six.
[font=Arial][size=2]Richard Johnson has the details: 'Series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been told not to discuss the matter - to avoid embarrassing Cruise as they did Isaac Hayes last week when Hayes, also a Scientologist, quit his role as the voice of the Chef character.
*Hayes claimed he couldn’t stand by while “South Park” made fun of religion, but Stone pointed out that Hayes had cashed plenty of checks while the show made fun of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Stone hinted that Hayes was pressed to quit by his minders in the Church of Scientology. *
While people like Tom Cruise easily halt episodes of South Park that are offensive to them, Christians, Catholics, Jews and Muslims have a very hard time of it and never win at the end… I sometimes watch and enjoy South Park, however these double standards I cannot tolerate…