So Tom Cruise, the scientologist, has gone on the public TV as saying that psychiatry is a’pseudo science’ (copy of article below)… and this is coming from a scientologist, claiming he knows the history of psychiatry… As a person who holds a degree in psychology and has spend a decent amount of time in health science libraries, it annoys me. It doesn’t help that people seem to think celebrities are worth something more than the average person. They are no smarter, no better, and often times, are really fucked up. REALLY fucked up.
So I hope this will create an air where people write the loser off. I am not quite sure why everyone thinks he is that great of an actor. He really can only play 1 role. He uses the same expressions for all of those rolls, and he plays them all like the same person. I don’t think he is particularly talented. All of his movies are the John Grisham books of the film industry, both figuratively and sometimes literally.
I really am not a big fan of people spreading their own religious views to the public in such a way. You can have your beliefs, that is good. But presentation is a big deal… Had he said something like “I am of the belief that…” but to say to the host that ‘you don’t know’ blah blah blah. But tv interviewers are often tools, and he wasn’t confronted on that, because that could ruin the guys career. oh well.
Tom Cruise is a no talent assclown.
Psychiatrists hit back at Cruise
Cruise clashed with TV host Matt Lauer during an interview last week
Actor Tom Cruise has been criticised by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), following remarks he made on US TV attacking psychiatric medicine.
“It was irresponsible for Mr Cruise to use his movie publicity tour to promote his own ideological views,” it said.
Cruise called psychiatry a “pseudo science”, after NBC host Matt Lauer questioned the 42-year-old’s stance against anti-depressant drugs.
The actor criticised Brooke Shields for taking drugs for post-natal depression.
The APA, which represents more than 36,000 physicians specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, challenged Cruise’s assertion that psychiatry lacks scientific merit.
“Rigorous, published, peer-reviewed research clearly demonstrates that treatment (of mental illness) works,” said a statement released by the association.
“It is unfortunate that in the face of this remarkable scientific and clinical progress that a small number of individuals and groups persist in questioning its legitimacy.”
It raised concerns that the Hollywood actor’s remarks could “deter people with mental illness from getting the help they need”.
Cruise, who is currently promoting the Steven Spielberg blockbuster War of the Worlds, is a follower of the Church of Scientology which is against psychiatric medicine.
On Friday, the actor entered a heated discussion with Today host Matt Lauer, when he suggested some people could benefit from drugs such as Ritalin, which is prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
“You’re glib. You don’t even know what Ritalin is,” Cruise told Lauer on Friday night’s show.
“Psychiatry is a pseudo science,” he said. “You don’t know the history of psychiatry – I do,” he added.