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Scientologists Removed South Park Advert Because It Mocked Tom Cruise

Sian Broderick

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Scientologists Removed South Park Advert Because It Mocked Tom Cruise

South Park has a reputation for being one of the most controversial shows on TV. So it's no big shock to hear the creators placed a huge advert mocking Scientology on a truck and then parked it outside the Church of Scientology's headquarters.

Leaders at the tops of the notoriously secretive cult were less than impressed with the advert, which featured a scene from a 2005 episode 'Trapped in the Closet'. (Waaaa, as if that was 11 years ago?)

In the episode, Tom Cruise was branded a 'fudge-packer' and he claimed to believe a child was the reincarnation of Scientology's founder, L.Ron Hubbard.

Unsurprisingly, Cruise later threatened to sue them over the episode.

Huge mobile billboards were also parked outside Hooters, Facebook's HQ and The White House.

South Park"s marketing chief said: "We knew it was risky.

"In some cases, the locals were not pleased to have us outside their locations and asked us to leave, but that was all expected, and we completely understand why."

It's only banter, guys.

Topics: South Park, Tom Cruise

Sian Broderick
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