Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Cool Cat Scientologist?
First, I had no clue Isaac Hayes was a Scientologist....but since I love every story that finds it's way into the press about the nut-job-Jonestown like cult I was thrilled to find one while reading Taranto's WSJ blog. Isaac has been the voice of the ladies' man/school cook on South Park for nearly 8 years. During that time he participated in material that poked fun at pretty much every religion, belief, political party, celebrity and race under the sun. Suddenly when they do a very funny show on Scientology which included the regular practice of skewering a celeb....in this case Scientologist extraordinaire Tom "shoes with lifts" Cruise....Mr. use-to-be cool guy Hayes decides the show is intolerant and bigoted! What a joke! The co-creator of South Park put it best saying "never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin."
Once again the truth hurts doesn't it Mr. Hayes and your Scientologist freak friends!
Update (3/17): Say it ain't so Viacom! Hard for me to believe Sumner Redstone would kowtow to Tom Cruise threatening to not promote MI3 if the Scientology episode of South Park was re-run! It was suppose to run Wed and it didn't. Never fear, I suspect the creators of South Park are the wrong guys to F with. They put out a signed statement to Daily Variety that said: "So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!" TOO FUNNY! To understand who Xenu is, see my post from November 2005 called Scientology, a wack job cult religion!