According to Ananova Tom Cruise finally came out of the closet to threaten South Park:
TV bosses have axed an episode of South Park which 'outs' a fictional Tom Cruise character as gay.
They are scared the real Tom Cruise might sue them, according to the Sun.
An insider was quoted as saying: “Tom is famously very litigious and will go to great lengths to protect his reputation.
“Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn’t dare risk showing it again. It’s a shame that UK audiences will never see it because it’s very funny.”
Yes it would be a shame, assuming this story is true. As I wrote here, the episode makes fun of Scientology, as well as of Cruise who gets locked in a closet. The line, “Tom Cruise won’t come out of the closet” is repeated continuously. It is a good episode, ending with the Stan character looking at the camera and repeatedly saying “go on, sue me”. Clearly the TV company wasn’t as brave as South Park creators Matt and Trey. (Or, as the final credits have it, John and Jane Smith.)
If the story is true I declare Tom Cruise to be officially a humorless pussy. Although that’s not really news.