Brooke Shields is my new hero.
Brooke Shields took aim at Tom Cruise’s “Today” show diatribe against antidepressants, saying the drugs helped her survive feelings of hopelessness after the birth of her first child. In an op-ed piece published Friday in The New York Times, Shields criticized what she called Cruise’s “ridiculous rant.”
Cruise had criticized the actress for taking the drugs, and became particularly passionate about the issue in an interview on “Today” last week.
“You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” Cruise told Matt Lauer.
He went on to say there was no such thing as chemical imbalances that need to be corrected with drugs, and that depression could be treated with exercise and vitamins.
“I’m going to take a wild guess and say that Mr. Cruise has never suffered from postpartum depression,” Shields wrote.
She added that Cruise’s comments “are a disservice to mothers everywhere. To suggest that I was wrong to take drugs to deal with my depression, and that instead I should have taken vitamins and exercised shows an utter lack of understanding about postpartum depression and childbirth in general.”
Not only is Cruise an intellectual lightweight and pseudocultist, he has no basic understanding of modern science beyond what the cult has taught him. No doubt he sneers at others as not being independent thinkers while he is purging Xenu’s crystals from his heart.
Cruise is also a sad case of nepotism gone awry. He fired his publicist and hired his sister in her stead. Now she gives him free rein to commit career suicide.