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Are You Surprised That So Many Stars Are Defending Tom?

The other day, John Travolta jumped to the defense of his friend and fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise, and now Adam Sandler is weighing in. Tom and his beliefs have been scrutinized a lot lately, thanks to those videos and Andrew Morton's controversial biography, and Adam just wants the media to leave him alone. He said, "To see anyone's private life invaded and mocked like this is sickening. It's especially gross when it happens to a guy like Cruise, who's a great dad, a great husband, and a great friend." Other celebs like Dustin Hoffman and Ben Stiller have spoken out about Tom in this week's issue of People and we want to know — are you surprised that so many stars are defending him?


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mrscaru mrscaru 9 years
Scientology is a dangerous cult... I can't defend that. Try reading some of the stuff they've done as an organization to people who've spoken out against them. It's not pretty.
nicolec81 nicolec81 9 years
This is what actor Michelle Monaghan said of working with Tom Cruise... “He didn't give me any Scientology advice and I never got any Scientology questions from him either. "Should I hand him out books on Catholicism? I don't know. "I enjoyed every single minute of working with him. He's such a complete professional and he couldn't have been a more patient guy. "On top of that, he's such a generous guy. I've never seen any actor I've worked with treat the cast and crew the way he did. He's incredible."
nicolec81 nicolec81 9 years
Firstly, I don't think I've ever seen Tom "pushing" Scientology to the public 'jinxykb'. The video was made for a Scientology event for Scientologists, not the general public. Of course non-Scientologists can't understand it. It wasn't made for non-Scientologists. I think the other celebs are defending him because maybe he's actually a really nice guy. All I've ever heard about cast and crew that have ever met him is that he is a great guy and so easy to work with. One of my best friends used to work for him as his children's nanny and she loved every minute of it. Said he was the most caring man she ever met. The media splashes around everything he does, amongst a lot of other celebrities, like it doesn't matter cos he's a celebrity and it wont hurt him. I don't think any of us would like to be in the media the way he is at the moment. Some of you say you're sick of hearing about him. Well I think the guy's great, but I too am sick of hearing about him and I think it's so unfair and unjust that the media can rip some guy (any guy/girl) to shreds like they are right now.
armybrat armybrat 9 years
The mean media(not all) and tabloids are in the minority. Many good wise people exist in this planet(thank God). They are just loud of their jealousy for Cruise but this man is the nicest and a powerful one(hence some wonna see him fall). He has many friends and fans and he will come through in the end. On the radio I heard Gary Oldman and Clint Eastwood also coming to his defense and some TomKat site I saw Katie's Batman castmates from Bale & wife,Freeman & wife,Michael Keaton,Nolan & wife,Oldman supporting Tom and Katie's party.
Ramsey Ramsey 9 years
Where is Suri... haven't heard about her in a while!
lovesyou lovesyou 9 years
Tom is a very nice person, sweet and smart. He didn't ask for help and don't need help. But this calls friendship. People is really really stupid if they only think a word of Andrew Morton's book is true.
eveday eveday 9 years
Billy Bop, you really shouldn't have brought this song completely out of context. How could you find anything wrong with such beautiful lyrics? Perhaps is you and only you who cannot see the real meaning of it. And for the record, I DO NOT belong to any religion, does that make you scared of me? Does it matter I tell you I am a honest and good person? Probably not, you are scared of those who don't belong to a religion. But you think a delusional like Tom Cruise is alright... "We all have oppinions and beleifs.He just expressed them like we all wish secretely to do in public". Correction: only those who like pushing their so called beliefs into other people's lives act like this.
Billy-Bop Billy-Bop 9 years
...Tom Cruise is very appreciated by everyone who knows him. He is a very good guy. We all have oppinions and beleifs.He just expressed them like we all wish secretely to do in public. Plus,there are no words of war, conquer, defeat,vengence or hate or discrimination in what Tom Cruise said. I respect that. To tell the truth, I am more affraid of someone who says: "imagine there is no country, no religion, no possessions"...I really would not like to see that happen...This, to me is insame and everybody love that song??? Did you ever really thought of what it means?... ... I think other people had more scary thoughts and wishes than Tom Cruise.
Malay Malay 9 years
I understand not wanting some belief thrust upon you, but this video was for the church for its pprivate use. The media is ising it to brainwash you into thinking that he is targeting you which is not true because apparently scientology has no use for poor people. Haters are taking their hate too far. Attacking Katie and Suri undeservedly.They defend him because they know him personally and he is a good guy. it is just that because he comes off as 'Mr I have it all'People want to ruin his life so that he is a loser like 98% of Americans are today.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 9 years
I don't think it is the fact that there are haters in the world (which we all can totally acknowledge!), but the fact that he comes off as thinking he is superior because of his religion/beliefs. He tends to shove people down should they go against what he thinks is right, i.e Brooke Shields. I don't think that is cool coming from anyone, let alone a public figure who's celebrity is based a lot on image. Believe in what you want, just don't shove it down my throat and preach to me how wrong I am in my life. That is where I do not agree with him.
bscone bscone 9 years
I don't know that they are all defending HIM, so much as they are defending a person's right to live as he chooses. Don't get me wrong... personally, I think the guy is a nut, but I really couldn't care less what he believes.
wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 9 years
To tell you the truth, i'm kind of tired of all the ragging on him myself. Enough already. It's his right like EVERYONE ELSE to believe in whatever he wishes. Such haters in the world...
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
No, I would defend him too...all this brainwashed sh*t and robot suri crap is ridiculous....let the man believe whatever he wants to believe...whether is a cult or a religion...he's not killing anybody...that should be enough.
nada_85 nada_85 9 years
he disguists me
roor roor 9 years
he's still powerful, and anyways where were they when he was spouting his crap about post-partum depression etc? they know how to pick their battles i guess.
exyank exyank 9 years
I have this terrible vision of Adam Sandler in a video with a sheet hung up behind him, running his fingers through his hair and sobbing to the camera, "LEAVE TOM ALONE!!! He's a human being, you BASTARDS!!! LEAVE HIM ALONE!!"
nicaw nicaw 9 years
I'm not surprised. Not because I think he is still a major player in Hollywood. Actually, I think he has lost a lot of his clout. But he does still have money and many of them, especially Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, are their own writers. They could always use his money to help produce one of their future flicks. I find it interesting that those who support his choice for free speech and religion don't seem to be very vocal on issues or topics themselves. Travolta is a Scientologist but you don't see him being as vocal and in your face about the "religion" as Tom Cruise. Just an observation.
mf mf 9 years
why would we be surprised? hollywood is full of suckups and liars. it's worse than washington dc. they'll say whatever they need to say to keep out of controversy. do you REALLY think they're going to say what they mean? p.s. notice those stars who've gone on camera are either public or secret scientologists like will smith and j.lo?
vanprooyen vanprooyen 9 years
I think you guys need to take a chill pill about hating Tom Cruise so much. Like ModeGirl and DesignerGirl said, he seems like a good person. He's never been to jail or rehab, he seems like a great dad, and a loving husband. He's not hurting anyone with his religious beliefs. The video was made for his church, not to force his morality/religion on others. It wasn't made for public consumption so the criticism of his video is way too heavy handed. I feel badly for him.
febe febe 9 years
this is the same situation with britney. every celeb goes and defends her, so why shouldn't people defend him. i mean she 10 to the power of 10 worse than him.
missmegs825 missmegs825 9 years
I just think its so ironic that all these people are talking about "freedom of religion"..what ever happened to freedom of speech?? At issue is a "religion" (cult) which has spent so much time and money preventing and supressing anything from being printed about them. What are they trying to hide??
tabitha26 tabitha26 9 years
Modegirl Modegirl 9 years
Speculation, as usual.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 9 years
What is with this whole "payroll" and "contract" stuff? Is someone here work for Tom to know that is going on, or is it just speculation like usual?
tabitha26 tabitha26 9 years
I wouldn't be surprised if most of the actors "supporting" Tom are on the payroll, including Penelope. She'll probably be voicing support in a couple hours. lol. I got no hang-ups about it. Tom is a nut. There are some godless people out there who are compassionate, insightful, and intelligent, but Tom is a delusional, over-indulged, fanatical nut. I can still like Risky Business and the first Mission Impossible. And I bought that book! The best scientology breakdown ever!!
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