Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Days I Hate Being an Entertainment Blogger (or LEAVE JOHN ALONE!)

It's recently been reported that my beloved John Travolta has lost his faith in Scientology since the death of his son, Jett, and is considering leaving the sect. It's also been reported that he may not leave for fear of what embarrassing details the "church" may reveal about him, primarily that he's a friend of Adam Lambert, if you catch my drift - something the gossip rags have been trying to prove for decades.

I really don't want to do a gigantic spiel on this until there is some confirmation one way or the other on John's relationship with Scientology. Partly because the above linked article is from the UK's Daily Mail, which I hear is only slightly more reliable than our Enquirer, but mainly because I adore the guy and feel horribly about the grief and pain he is feeling over Jett's death. There are a lot of nasty people out there who are so out to get Scientology that they forget that this a man who is dealing with a tragic loss, making accusations, cracking heartless, vile jokes, and forming crazy theories, all while assuming that they know better what went on in the Travolta household than the Travoltas do.

I'm pretty tolerant when it comes to letting people believe what they want to believe, but Scientology is whack. I'm not saying that Jett died because of Scientology, because I don't know and neither do any of you. But I hope that John is taking the blinders off of his faith and looking at it with fresh eyes. I know it helped him at a time when he really needed it (after the death of his first love, Diana Hyland), but I hope he realizes that it may have hurt him when he needed it most. Some of L. Ron's most basic ideas kind of make sense but...well, even Paula Abdul can string a few coherent sentences together every now and then. That doesn't mean we should let her run our lives.

As far as the gay rumors go, I don't really believe that John is gay. Just because he's a handsome guy who can dance doesn't automatically make him gay. But more importantly, if he is gay, I REALLY DON'T CARE. Neither do most of his fans. If he's gay or bi or just a straight dude who likes to wrestle with cute boys every now and then, he should just come out with it. He needs to read Glambert's Rolling Stone article, tell the "church" to eff off, and come out. Those of us who love him will still love him. And those of us* who have a thing for gay dudes might end up loving him more (if that were even possible).

*Me. Duh.


Anonymous said...

I hate that the whole event cost him his son, but Scientology is a cult that you pay to be a part of. The sooner he realizes no aliens will help him, the better off he is. I am sorry his son died, but the cult is what it is ... a cult. There's a reason the Germans won't allow Scientologist. And those Germans are always making good stuff according to Vince.

Billy said...

I hope you're right about JT and Scientology, but tragedies like his make anyone question everything. It makes Christians think about renouncing God, and it makes atheists start looking upward more frequently.

Now the other part... JT? Gay? Um, no. But I do have a secret theory about super-rich Hollywood types. But that's prolly for another time.

J. Hi said...

Right on, sister! I too love JT and feel terrible for him. I even saw one mag rag on him about his weight. Seriously, he just lost a child! Leave the poor guy alone.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I'm with you. I cannot imagine what he and his family are going through. And they are very obviously a family, so if his wife doesn't care if he's boffing the pool boy on the side, why should we?

Jane226 said...

Awesome post. The fact that we can even begin to imagine what he's going through is just unbelievable.

red said...

Super sad, but it would be awesome if he left Scientology.

And, not that it really matters, but I have info from a pretty good source that John is definitely at least bi.

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm not sure if he's gay but Tom Cruise has to be.

AS for relgions, all are BS but Scientology is super BS.

Soda and Candy said...

I think your child dying is about the worst thing that can happen to anyone, so I heartily join you in wishing he'll be left alone and not have to deal with people making jokes.

I agree too that if he is or isn't gay is his own business and frankly I wouldn't give a toss either way.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I think calling the Daily Mail "slightly more reliable than the Enquirer" is being very kind.

Bond said...

Wait? he might be gay? That's it...I am never watching another of his movies again...I feel so used...

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP. Like it really matters if John is gay or not...and I can only hope he gets out of that cult and finds the road to sanity after the loss of his son.

cube said...

As a parent myself, I look upon the death of one of my children as one of the worst things that can happen. It's almost up there with a direct hit by asteroid wiping out most of the population of Earth. Almost.

I don't care what Travolta's orientation is or what aliens he chooses to worship, but I do feel for him as a parent who has lost a child.

He should be left alone to pick up the pieces of his life as he so chooses.

Anonymous said...

You go girl!

J.J. in L.A. said...

I hope JT gets it together and leaves. If their treatment of Jett (or lack thereof) contributed to his death, they suck monkey balls!

I had a b/f who I might have married if he hadn't been a Jehovah Witness. They f*cked with his head so much that he didn't know what he wanted.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Great post Becks!

I can't even imagine the pain of what he's going through.

You are right, who really cares what he choses to believe in and whom he does what with?

I'm with Fancy. She is supremely wise.

Travis said...

He's a parent who lost a child. That's really all I need to know. I was sorry when I heard his son had died, and I'm still sorry.

Malcolm said...

I have been hearing stories for awhile about John being gay and that this is somehow tied to why he has remained a Scientologist. I couldn't care one way or the other. If the he is gay, I'm not going to auction off my copy of "Pulp Fiction" on eBay.

For quite awhile I've felt that Scientology is highly suspect. If it's true that the Scientologists are threatening to reveal that John is gay if he leaves the sect, that makes them even lower and more disgusting than I suspected.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Evidently people don't have enough to worry about in their own lives if they have make speculations like that.

Anonymous said...

Very well said. What a tragedy.

Scientology is a fucking cult.

Cormac Brown said...

Where's your YouTube video for this?


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