UPDATE: Tom Cruise, "The View"
I'd like to take a moment to update two of my previous posts, one about Tom Cruise and his ridiculous comments about post-partum depression, and the other about "The View" and their anti-breastfeeding antics.
Click here to read the original post about Nutbag Tom.
Tom Cruise, who is neither female nor a doctor, critized Brooke Shields for openly discussing both her post-partum depression and the medications she took to treat it, saying that "women really just need vitamins" and claiming that he himself has helped women "off those nasty drugs."
Apparently, the former model wasn't going to take such nonsense lying down---and good for her:
Shields Attacks Cruise for Criticizing Her Drug Use
Actress Brooke Shields has lambasted former pal Tom Cruise for criticizing her "misguided" use of drugs to combat her post-natal depression. Cruise - who claims to have helped people fight drug addictions through his controversial Scientology religion - recently attacked the Suddenly Susan star for becoming dependant on Paxil, following the birth of her daughter Rowan. But Shields is disgusted by the Top Gun star's "dangerous" comments and took a swipe at his Scientology beliefs, by saying she wouldn't take advice from someone who devotes his life to creatures from outer space. She fumes, "His comments are dangerous. He should stick to saving the world from aliens." Shields is currently weaning herself off her medication so she and husband Chris Henchy can have another child.
Tom, in true nutbag fashion, is unrepetant. In an interview with the Entertainment Weekly:
Your comments about antidepressants on Access Hollywood — do you think going after Brooke Shields for her book about postpartum depression might have made the argument a little too personal?
It's not a matter of making it personal. I care about Brooke. I want to see her do well. I think she's really talented. But she's misinformed. And, you know, from that Access Hollywood interview, I've gotten over 154,000 responses from people thanking me. You should see some of the letters I get. People go for help but their lives don't get better because of these drugs. They get worse. They feel numb and they're told that's a good thing. It's becoming like Huxley's Brave New World. It's like what the English did to China with opium [in the 19th century]. How is this different? It's how you degrade a society — by drugging the piss out of it.
I'd LOVE to see Mr. Cruise get a taste of multiple sclerosis...he'd be begging for those "dangerous drugs" by the end of the week. And that's being generous, as I doubt he'd even last a day without begging for morphine (an opiate, wouldn't you know). For that matter, I'd love to see HIM go through nine months of pregnancy, give birth (which feels like shitting out a lead cabbage patch doll), and go through post-partum depression while trying to care for an infant. And until he's done all that...all I can say is FUCK YOU TOM CRUISE.
On to my second update...
Click here to read the original post about "The View" and their hatred of nursing moms.
I found out today that instead of addressing the nursing issue on Friday's show as promised...they spend the time instead talking about Madonna.