Why did Tom Cruise have a South Park Episode yanked?
South Park is a cartoon television show in which four young boys experience very ridiculous aspects of life. The show satirizes various things: religions, musicians, moral questions like euthanasia, and many other, and often highly controversial situations.
Tom Cruise has decided that aliens have invaded his body and he needs help to rid himself of them. The help required is the Church of Scientology who help people rid themselves of evil alien spirits that possess (according to them) all of us. Of course the process of ridding the body of these evil alien spirits is quite expensive, which is why rich people like Tom Cruise are drawn to it. The Church of Scientology is a great place for Tom Cruise to spend his millions of dollars, starving children probably understand.
When the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, made an episode satirizing the Church of Scientology Tom Cruise decided that he would spend some of his money preventing other people who might enjoy the episode from seeing it. While the show did air originally, and it was quite funny, Tom Cruise has made it so that the show will not air again in many places. Now the show did protray Tom Cruise to be gay and he probably didn’t like that, but I didn’t see Michael Jackson complaining about South Park.
Why he would do such a thing is most likely due to his own insecurities, although you’d have to ask him and then decipher his true meaning from whatever crazyness he told you to know for sure.
Here’s a link to the South Park page on Comedy Central.