You know, Tom Cruise could just say, “no comment.” But, instead, he takes the bait and runs with a discussion that won’t work, completely unrelated to why he’s speaking to the media in the first place. You have to wonder how his latest appearance on The Today Show will affect the release of War of the Worlds next week. If you don’t already know about the PR debacle, here’s a story for you.
It’s really sad, because a lot of America (myself included) doesn’t agree with his cries about the evils of psychiatry. I mean, even those folks who feel therapy isn’t the best solution, probably wouldn’t agree with the limb Cruise has gone out on during a national broadcast. It seems pretty common that most folks know at least one person who’s life was turned around greatly by therapy and even medication. It’s very hard to jump on his bandwagon, and I’m sure that’s exactly what worries Steven Spielberg right now.
In the meantime, The Drudge Report has posted a full transcription of the Today Show segment in question.