“Tom Cruise isn’t exactly known for rescuing orphan children or parachuting into disaster zones. But, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance is just fine with bestowing humanitarian status on Hollywood celebrities who are, at least, generous with their cash. Every year the center hosts a swanky dinner in Beverly Hills for titans of the industry, the centerpiece of which is the bestowal of the Humanitarian Award—the museum’s highest honor—upon individuals who ostensibly promote human welfare, but perhaps more importantly, can get their friends to write big checks to the museum. Jewish Journal writer Danielle Berrin notes that Cruise’s critics are howling about his being named a humanitarian when, just a couple of months ago, Lawrence Wright’s lengthy New Yorker profile of director Paul Haggis revealed that the FBI has been looking into “human trafficking” claims about Scientology’s poor treatment of children and low-paid workers. Berrin found that the Center’s board didn’t seem too concerned about Tom’s involvement in Scientology. One trustee told her Cruise shouldn’t be held responsibility for the actions of an entire religion. Another said Cruise was a major giver to the Center and had been for two decades. A third trustee admitted she didn’t know anything about Scientology (ugh). Perhaps most importantly, Berrin found that the Simon Wiesenthal Center trustees seemed almost proud of how much controversy their choice was kicking up. And with the FBI investigation into Scientology maybe not really turning out to be going anywhere, it’s hard to imagine the SWC caving over it. This time, since the cult of Scientology is under IMMENSE pressure from the FBI and a myriad of others for human rights abuses, team Cruise / Miscavige thought to see fit to get Tom an award, that would “out-PR” all this negative, more truthful press. Do a simple google search and you will see that Cruise has used Scientology Sea Org labor at $50 a week to build his motorbikes, cars, etc. That is downright slavery, and what the FBI is now investigating. What is so fucked up, is, is that Tom Cruise BOUGHT this award by donating money to the Simon Wiesenthal Center. This is a fact, folks. Doesnt Katie Holmes look so unhappy in this video, by the way? **********************************************Also, Tom’s daughter isn’t there to ‘celebrate’. As of last week she no longer speaks to Tom, she is living with Nicole Kidman, her mother, because she is downright freaked out about Scientology and the way her father runs his life. So are we Tom, so are we”.
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