Danny Masterson Trashes Scientology Doc, Blames School Shootings on Prozac
The scientology documentary, Going Clear (based on the book of the same name) debuted at Sundance last month. Among the revelations from the movie (which was largely based on accounts of former Scientologists), the divorce of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise was blamed on the religion, there’s lots of dirt on John Travolta, and the church was accused of harassing and imprisoning non-famous members.
Danny Masterson, who was raised a Scientologist, thinks it’s all bullshit, as he tells Paper Magazine:
“I heard about that documentary; the documentary where they interviewed eight people who hate Scientology,” he blasted. “I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism. But you know, my religion’s fair game, I guess, ‘cause it’s new.”
OK, well, yes. That’s a fair point. What about the book, Danny?
“I only heard about [the book] recently…How true it is, I guess that’s up to the reader. If you’re going to write something and you don’t ask the people who actually do it, then what’s the f**king point? We could all interview the KKK about what’s cool about being white, but we don’t. I don’t know; it just seems retarded to me.”
Well, Danny. You’re a Scientologist. What’s so great about your religion?
“Scientology handles .. those mental problems that people have [without involving mental-health professionals]. It gets rid of them. It gets rid of them by that person doing it for themselves,” he said. “That’s the solution to depression, not f**kin’ Prozac and whatever other pill that makes the kid then walk into a goddamn school and kill other kids.”
Oh, it’s Prozac causing kids to go on shooting rampages?! Oh, it all makes sense now.
And what if we think you’re crazy, Danny?
“I work, I have a family and I’m a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely,” he said. “So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go f**k yourself.
Fair enough. To each his own.
Source: Paper Magazine
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