Originally Posted by Arethusa
I had to do the same because I don't really follow America's cult of celebrity, and I still don't get it. What's the big deal? Tom Cruise said some mildly insensitive and mildly nutty things, fell in love (with a girl who is still closer to his age than the Hollywood norm), and made some pr.
Why does this matter?
He's played the pr well and I guess he's happy with his life. He doesn't seem to be a bad person (in fact, most people who know him seem to love him) and he's not untalented. So what, exactly, is the big deal here?
As Soph mentioned he is completely against Psychiatry, he is part of a cult of which has ideas based on nonsensical, non-logical theories, which were created by a man, who AT BEST was drugged up and not quite right in the head. He is also quite ignorant regarding the lives of others, expecting them to live in the same state of "˜mental stability' (not that TC is mentally stable, not at all, merely what he constitutes as mental stability), which is completely backed by his large fortune, i.e. the need of ever-day people to acquire money to survive, thus a major source of stress is completely avoided by him. It is very easy to avoid a lot of stress by living off that much money.
And yes, I understand that he made that money and worked for it, but we are talking about today, since we live today, not in the past.